‘The Bachelor’ Brad Womack & Emily Maynard Still Going Strong

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 26, 2011

It appears that the rumors by OK! Magazine this week that a “source” close to the hit ABC reality series The Bachelor saying that Brad Womack and Emily Maynard are just putting on a show to please ABC executives due to the low turnout of long term relationships in the history of the series were a bit premature.

PHOTOS: ‘Bachelor’ Brad Womack proposes to Emily Maynard during the season finale

Previously, we reported that Emily Maynard actually flew out from North Carolina to the hometown of her beau in Austin, Texas where the two were seen posing together at a local bar. Brad and Emily were even spotted taking photos together where Emily was seen with Brad’s family and friends (click here to view the photos). In fact, Brad and Emily appear closer than ever with Brad and Emily trading tweets on Twitter, and with Brad’s family themselves tweeting Emily, too.

PHOTO: The gorgeous ring Brad gave Emily

This week, it appears that Emily and Brad have met yet again for the second week in a row, this time Brad decided to fly out from Texas to North Carolina to spend time with Emily and her daughter, who reportedly just loves Brad and spending time with him. On Twitter, Brad sent a tweet to his followers today saying, “My chauffeur….HOT :-),” and added a photo of Emily driving the car, apparently after she picked him up from the airport to spend a few days together. Later that day, Emily tweeted a cute photo of Brad playing with her daughter, Ricki. Click here to view the adorable photos of Brad and Emily together in North Carolina and Brad playing with Ricki.

Premature rumors predicting the demise of their relationship have been highly speculated on in the tabloids since the season finale of the series nearly two weeks ago, with an “ABC source” saying that the two have broken-up. But if they are just trying to take orders from ABC and make the impression that they are still dating, would they really be traveling about 2000 miles round-trip to pretend that they are in love? At worst, it seems that the two are working on their differences and reconnecting.

PHOTOS: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard meet up in Austin, Texas last week