Update On The Status Of ‘The Bachelor’ Brad Womack & Emily Maynard

Written by Michael Lambarde on Apr. 30, 2011

The season finale of The Bachelor may have been just a couple of months ago, but Bachelor Brad Womack and Emily Maynard continue to remain in the headlines as of late. Weeks after the season finale of Bachelor aired on national television, both Womack and Maynard were traveling to each other in order to see each other — the two have been traveling nearly 2,000 miles round trip to see each other with Maynard flying out to Austin, Texas nearly two months ago to meet with Maynard and mingle with his friends and family. Womack then flew out nearly a week later to her hometown of North Carolina where he spent days with his fiancee and her 5-year-old daughter, Ricki. Click here to view photos of Womack in North Carolina spending time with his girls, as well as an adorable shot of Ricki drawing photos for Womack.

While others speculated that it was a ploy by ABC to make it seem like one of the couples in the history of its reality series made it, others speculate that the two were really insistent on making their relationship work. The last we heard was that Maynard moved to the Austin, Texas area to get closer to the man who chose her to be with him forever.

PHOTOS: Shots of Brad and Emily spending time in North Carolina; And then Emily heading on over to Austin to spend time with Brad’s friends & family

However, there is still hope for the couple. According to a source close to Us Magazine, both of them are still working out some “lingering issues”. A friend of Womack’s told the tabloid that Womack “sent [him] a text” insisting that the two “aren’t totally over”. He goes on to say that “they’re working on their relationship” and agrees that there are issues yet that the couple still has to work on if they want to remain an item.