Although The Bachelor season 15 started filming on September 24-25, the spoilers already abound. Yesterday, Steve released the names and some personal info about 6 female contestants. The girl getting the most attention is Emily Maynard. “So if there’s ever an underdog people will get behind this season, I’m guessing it will be Emily,” says Reality Steve. In a few seconds you will find out why her story makes the news.
Emily is a 24-year-old Florida native who is currently living in North Carolina. She is a single mother with a 5 year old daughter. Emily’s story is very touching. Emily Maynard is the widowed fiancée of the late NASCAR driver and owner Ricky Hendrick.
“Ricky and Emily met in 1999 while they both vacationed in Key West, Fla. As it turned out, their families were building houses next to each other’s and they became easy best friends. Soon, they began seeing each other frequently on weekends and speaking incessantly on the phone during the week, while Emily lived full time in Florida and Ricky in North Carolina.
In May of 2004, Emily permanently relocated from Palm Beach to Charlotte and the longtime couple got engaged. Less than six months later, before they were married, Ricky was tragically killed in a plane crash en route to Martinsville Speedway along with nine other members of the Hendrick Motorsports and NASCAR families.” Read more at:
However, in a miraculous twist of fate, on October 29, 2004, just five days following the crash, Emily learned she was pregnant with Ricky’s child. Unfortunately, Ricky didn’t know he was going to become a father because, at the time, Emily was only a few weeks into the pregnancy; it hadn’t been confirmed. Emily came over to the house the night after the memorial service and told Ricky’s parents she was pregnant. Recollecting that tragic yet hope-filled day Rick Hendrick (Ricky’s father) said, “At the lowest time of our life, it was like a miracle that happened for us because we get a chance to have a piece of Ricky left.”
Eight months later, on June 29, Emily gave birth to Josephine Riddick “Ricki” Hendrick. “She is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Emily confessed. Emily and her daughter, Ricki, continue to reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the same house in which Emily lived with Ricky. Mom and daughter share a close relationship with the extended Hendrick family.
Besides raising her daughter Emily has been working as a host of “Three Wide Life,” a show about racers and racing, “…cutting to the core of true racing fans, whether stock car, open wheel, dirt or anything in between.” She did some podcasting for The Speed Channel for the 2006 NASCAR season; the series entitled “Emily on the Scene” aired during Daytona Speedweeks in February on SpeedTV.com.
In terms of romance, some internet sites claim Emily once dated NASCAR’s most eligible bachelor, Dale Earnahardt Jr. If this is the case, we can conclude that this relationship didn’t amount to anything significant. After all, the end of 2010 is quickly approaching and Emily is still single. Moreover, she is one of the eligible bachelorettes who will be competing for the heart of Brad Womack during this season of The Bachelor.
This brings about the proverbial question, will Emily find love with Brad Womack?
NAHU’S INTUITIVE ANALYSIS
Emily Maynard’s birthday is February 1, 1986. Brad Womack will be turning 38 on November 10, 2010. Hence, Emily and Brad have a 14 years age difference. Knowing what I do about astrological compatibility, I would make an educated guess that these two are about as opposite as you can get, in terms of emotional/ personal needs. Womack is a Scorpio, a very self-centered, moody, insecure sign that comes off as cocky and indifferent.
In terms of temperament, Scorpio is preoccupied with maintaining their own needs and this implies building a fortress of defensiveness around them – which makes it difficult, at times, for others to break through to get to know the real person. Because of this defensive attitude, Scorpio must always remain in a position of control and dominance. They can be very possessive, domineering and strategizing to stay ahead of their lover’s every move. They are extremely willful and power-oriented.
As far as compatibility, even entertaining the idea that this relationship will work is highly questionable due to the fact that Emily is an Aquarius, a sign that needs independence, freedom and doesn’t like to commit to being controlled by anybody, especially not the possessive type. Giving into Womack seems highly unlikely for Emily. Even though she obviously has been alone for a while, she is still subconsciously grieving over the loss of her former boyfriend. Aquarians tend to fall in love once in a lifetime and find it difficult to fall in love again. In Emily’s case, she may be holding on to the memory of Rick so much that it impedes her ability to open her heart to another person. Moreover, her ‘ideal’ mate has to measure up to the bar set by Rick. Brad, on the other hand, has placed himself on such a high pedestal that no one is good enough for him. So you see, he can’t reach her and she can’t reach him; they are at the opposite ends of the communication spectrum.
As far as I see, these two might pretend to communicate on the surface, since Scorpio can give off the air of being sensitive and feeling oriented, when in fact they are strategizing, that is, planning for their eventual dominance in the far future. It would be like trying to mix oil and water or better yet, the intellect of the Aquarian with the emotionality of Scorpio. Not a good mixture for long-range compatibility. The only place where these two might come together briefly is in the sexuality department, since both Aquarius and Scorpio are known for their lusty and oftentimes kinky appetites. But once fulfilled, the thrill is literally gone.
Do I see a future for these two? (Here I am talking about a possibility of a true, long-term relationship) Highly unlikely, although there may be some physical attraction. I wouldn’t hold my breath for something exciting to transpire here or you might just find yourself passed out! There is also a chance that Emily joined the show with a belief she will be competing for Chris Lambton. If this is the case, she will be highly disappointed.
According to Steve’s latest spoilers (February 28, 2011), Brad is engaged to Emily Maynard. Now it’s really interesting to see what’s going to happen…
AFTER THE FINAL ROSE SPECIAL
“Here’s the biggie: Brad and Emily are engaged, but that it’s not without its problems. While on stage, they do talk about the fact that they’ve already broken up once in these last three months, but they are together now, still engaged, and working on things.
-The vibe I’ve gotten from the show is this: Brad and Emily are putting on a happy face and doing this for show but are pretty much doomed. The ATFR almost seemed like an intervention from the shows successful couples to tell them how to make it. Almost like a pep talk from the others considering the slippy ground Brad and Emily are currently on. Will it work? Who knows? But if they’ve already admittedly broken up once before they can even be a public couple, do I really expect them to last? Apparently it is very tense when these two were on stage, things are not all roses and daffodils between them, and they’ve definitely had their struggles already. I don’t know who broke up with who, what the reason was, or when it happened, but they do mention that it did happen and they are working on their relationship. Uh oh.
The ONLY thing I’ve heard regarding what their issues could possibly be surrounding is that Emily is the one who is reluctant to move and isn’t sure about the whole thing. But that’s just what I’ve heard. Take it how you’d like.”
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