July 12th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
Emily Maynard opened up on her split from "Bachelor" Brad Womack on last night's episode of "The Bachelorette," telling host Chris Harrison that the breakup is her "worst nightmare."
"I thought if you just loved each other, it would work," Maynard lamented. "My hopes were so high, and I wanted it so bad. It didn't happen, and it's so heartbreaking."
The North Carolina native told Harrison that she hoped that she and her young daughter would move to Texas to be closer to Womack, but that there were too many "red flags" for that to happen. She also expressed frustration at the attention she received from the tabloids and the paparazzi after the show ended.
"Anyone who is on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette' should expect that attention," Maynard said. "Once the cameras stopped rolling, you can expect to be followed at the grocery store. I could barely leave my home with the paparazzi following me."
She added, "I don't want to worry about whether cameramen are in my bushes, or if my private conversations end up in a tabloid."
Maynard said that even though she and Womack are not an item, the two remain in touch, adding that she would "never say a bad word" about the Texan reality star.
Asked by Harrison whether she and Womack's relationship could have succeeded if they hadn't met on a TV show, Maynard admitted that the relationship could have been "easier" in that scenario.
Womack didn't appear on the show, but Harrison told viewers that he "gave his blessing" for Maynard to speak about the split.
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