Did Brad Womack Dump Girlfriend to Be ‘The Bachelor’ Again?

by | January 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM | The Bachelor, TV News

'The Bachelor' (Photo: ABC)

'The Bachelor' (Photo: ABC)

Out with the old, in with the new. In this season’s “The Bachelor,” you’d think we were referring to Brad Womack’s new lease on life and second chance at love, right? Well, according to Life & Style’s upcoming issue, that quote might also be referring to his ex-girlfriend, who claims the 38-year-old reality star dumped her to be “The Bachelor” again.

If fans recall Brad’s first season in 2007, bachelorette Bettina Bell was third runner-up to his achy breaky heart. According to her, the two had rekindled their romance and started dating from October 2009 until the following summer, when he abruptly broke up with her to be on the show.

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“He was pursuing me like crazy, and then out of nowhere he went MIA,” she tells Life & Style, PopEater reports.

Whether their courtship prematurely ended that way or not, a source in Brad’s defense reveals to the mag that the Texan didn’t “find anyone who captured his heart. That’s why he decided to do ‘The Bachelor’ again.”

Regardless, Miss Bell isn’t happy with how Brad’s been describing his first “Bachelor” go-round. “He said it was a bad experience. He was really negative about it,” she states, while pointing out, “The show has 18 million viewers. It can open a lot of doors.”