Brad Womack is blogging about his second chance at love on “The Bachelor” for People. This week he addresses the negative feelings everyone has about Black Eye Michelle and the special picnic he had for Emily at the cocktail party.
Michelle and I both agreed that repelling down the building in downtown
L.A. was the scariest thing we’ve ever had to do … EVER. I’ll never
forget the feeling of swinging my legs over that building and waiting on
Michelle to begin. I was petrified with fear but wanted to be strong
for her. She was a mess at first – so terrified she was crying
uncontrollably. I was so proud of her for conquering her fear! She did
it! We both were so exhilarated when we touched the ground below. More
importantly, that evening I saw a side to Michelle that I had been
waiting to see. She’s obviously beautiful but she’s also intelligent,
mature and I can tell from listening to her that she is an amazing
mother. I want to say this: Michelle is catching some flack for being so
outspoken during the episodes, but I’d like to let everyone know what a
remarkable woman she is. She has a very funny side to her and maybe she
“hams it up” a little bit during certain interviews but I like that.
There are many, many positive sides to Michelle that haven’t been
revealed … yet.
There was a lot of talk about Emily during the cocktail after I
arranged an impromptu picnic for her. Please let me explain: She had revealed quite a bit about her life to me, both past and present, during our date at the vineyard. I can
only imagine what it took for her to tell me everything she did. I
didn’t have a single chance to talk to her after that because she didn’t
receive a date of any type the following week. I wanted to just say,
“Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with me.” In
hindsight (and especially after watching the reactions from some of the
other girls that didn’t go on a date that same week), I realize it may
have been a little unfair of me to do that. I didn’t think about how the
other women may have felt and I’m truly sorry. Again, it wasn’t until I
saw the conversations that occurred while I was with Emily that I
realized I made a small mistake. I don’t regret the picnic, but I do
regret not doing something for the other girls that went dateless that
week as well. It makes me feel like some sort of “criminal” for robbing
those ladies of that!
What do you think, “Bachelor” fans? Do you believe him that Black Eye has “many positive sides”? We are skeptical.