On July 20’s episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! fans will get to revisit Brad Womack‘s two seasons as a Bachelor lead (season 11 and season 15). In spite of his two seasons as ABC’s The Bachelor, Womack did not meet his wife on the show, and it appears that he’s never been married.
As the Bachelor for season 11 of the reality show, Womack shocked viewers when he rejected both of his final contestants in the finale, proposing to no one. His final two were DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft. At the end of season 15, Womack proposed to contestant Emily Maynard but the two broke off their engagement without getting married.
Womack Said His Split From Maynard Was ‘Completely [His] Fault’
Months after Womack’s second shot at love as The Bachelor season 15 finished airing, revealing he chose to propose to Maynard (who said yes), the couple announced that they had broken up.
In June 2011, Womack tearfully told People Magazine that she and Womack were “no longer engaged.” Confirming the news, Womack told the publication, “the demise of our relationship was completely my fault.”
Maynard went on to become The Bachelorette in 2012 and got engaged to contestant Jef Holm at the end of her season. After she and Holm broke up, she went on to marry Tyler Johnson in 2014. The two have 3 children together, and also have raised Maynard’s daughter Ricki, who she had from a previous relationship.
Like Maynard, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft went on to get married after getting rejected by Womack. Of Womack’s decision to participate in The Bachelor for a second time, Pappas told Us, “He had always said to me he would never do it again. He was like, ‘I am so glad to be done with this. I wouldn’t want to do this again. I wouldn’t put my family through this.’ And then, sure enough, I found out he was doing it again because the producers called. In the first episode of his second season, they had Jenni and I come back because we were engaged, both of us, you know, oddly at the same time to be married to someone else. I guess in a way to bring it all full circle. … He went from being the most hated Bachelor to the most loved Bachelor.”
Womack Appears to Be Dating Athlete Jena Mayzing
In 2017, Womack was linked to professional athlete and fitness model Jena Mayzing; if social media is any indication, it appears that the couple is still together. Ahead of Womack’s The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! special, Mayzing shared a rare photo of her and Womack on her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, “I‘ve always loved Dogwood flowers more than roses.”
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For over two years, Brad has been my backbone. His drive and motivation is beyond inspiring to me. He has always set a great example of what a true, hard working business owner should be. Brad, thank you for restoring my faith in faithful men and proving good, wholesome gentlemen do exist. . . . #bossman #blueeyedbaby #goodhearted #bradwomack #jenamays
Womack was last featured on Mayzing’s Instagram page, where she mainly posts fitness-related photos and videos, in March 2019. Mayzing wrote a sweet caption to accompany a photo of her and Womack posing together at a football game. She wrote, “For over two years, Brad has been my backbone. His drive and motivation is beyond inspiring to me. He has always set a great example of what a true, hard working business owner should be. Brad, thank you for restoring my faith in faithful men and proving good, wholesome gentlemen do exist.”
Before dating Mayzing, Womack dated fellow Bachelor Nation alum AshLee Frazier in 2013, but that relationship did not last.
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever! airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.