Chris Harrison Says Brad Womack's Emotions Are Still "Too Raw" Over Emily Maynard Split

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Jul. 5 2011, Published 7:12 a.m. ET

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It's no secret that Brad Womack and Emily Maynard have ended their relationship after one of the most romantic engagements ever in Bachelor history. Emily is sitting down with host Chris Harrison to open up about their split, but why won't Brad be present?

On his Entertainment Weekly blog, Chris previewed his upcoming interview with Emily — which airs on July 11 before the latest episode of The Bachelorette — and explained why Brad decided not to sit down with Emily for the tell-all.

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"I talked to Brad several times leading up to this interview and have talked to him since," Chris explained. "While he gave his blessing for Emily to speak on their behalf, his emotions are still just too raw and he wasn’t ready to speak openly about it all yet. I respect that decision and told him I was extremely sorry we had to do this interview at all."


Chris said that with all the "attention being paid" to Brad and Emily, they cannot stay private with their relationship.

"For that reason, Emily reluctantly came in and sat down with me to talk about her relationship, what went wrong and how the circus surrounding them has affected their lives," he said. "This was an interview I definitely did not expect to do and did not enjoy in the least. Both Brad and Emily are friends of mine, and we all really thought the next time we saw them would be to plan their wedding."

Will you be tuning in to hear Emily's side of the story?


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