Now that Bachelor Brad Womack is one week closer to handing out his final rose, finalist Emily Maynard has her eye on the prize.
"Brad told me he's ready to be a father figure in my daughter's life and that is everything I wanted to hear," the single mom, 25, said on Monday's episode, where Maynard, Chantal O'Brien and Ashley Hebert traveled to South Africa to go on overnight fantasy dates with Womack.
While Maynard — who introduced him to 5-year-old Ricki on the Feb. 21 episode — admitted to Womack in South Africa that she was falling for him, her jealously toward O'Brien and Hebert became clear.
"One of the things I've tried to stay true to is just focus on my relationship with you," Maynard told Womack, 38. "I've been pretty good about forgetting about the other girls and now it's beyond that. I can't separate it anymore. I'm ready for [the process] to be over and start my relationship with you."
For his part, Womack was cautiously optimistic. "Terrified" of ending up alone again, Womack — who denied finalists Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas a rose in 2007 — says Maynard very well may be The One. "I'm myself around Emily but I'm a better version of myself," he gushed. "I want to spend every second with Emily."
Though Maynard has one less competitor to worry about (Hebert was eliminated after Womack questioned how she'd "fit into his life"), O'Brien seemed ready to wed in South Africa.
"Let's just get married here, screw the engagement!" O'Brien joked to Womack during their safari adventure date.
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