Brad Womack of ABC’s The Bachelor, appearing on Lopez Tonight Thursday, denied a recent report claiming he proposed marriage to a woman just weeks before taping the show, saying, “I did not ask this woman to marry me.”
Here’s how it went down: An Austin, Texas beauty named Laurel Kagay told US Weekly the studly bar owner proposed to her last fall, just prior to his second stint on the reality TV romance.
“I’m sure the girl he picked would want to know that he was proposing to another woman right before he started taping the show,” Kagay told US Weekly. “I would want to know … before she decides to marry Brad, she needs to know where his head and his heart are.”
Kagay told the magazine Womack sent her a series of text messages saying, “You’re my future, Roo. Nothing is going to change that. Laurel, I’m serious about this. Please marry me?” followed by one saying, “The executive producers from Bachelor called. Want me to do the show again. Haven’t discussed $ but it would be a lot.”
With that in mind, Lopez asked Womack, “Did you ask this woman to marry you, before The Bachelor?”
“No sir I didn’t,” the hunky Texan told Lopez. “This particular woman, I cared for much at one time, so I’m gonna take the high road here … that story is embellished, it is what it is, I can 100 percent tell you, ‘I did not actually ask this woman to marry me’ — 100 percent.”
The Bachelor airs Mondays on ABC at 8/7c.