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'Bachelor's' Emily and Brad: It's really over

There have been reports that Charlotte's Emily Maynard, who won Brad Womack's heart on the latest season of "The Bachelor," has been spotted without her engagement ring.

Now we know why.

Us Weekly is reporting she broke it off with Brad two weeks ago and returned the ring. She went on Twitter Friday to thank her supportive fans.

"Thank you so much for the support and love," the 25-year-old single mom wrote. "It means more than you will ever know. Busy weekend, so I'll see you on Monday!"

Emily also referenced a Bible verse from Ephesians 29: "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

The couple publicly struggled to build their private relationship, with reports of Brad's temper and Emily's stubbornness causing conflict as they got to know each other better after the show. Adding to the pressure was that the relationship was long-distance: Brad lives in Austin and Emily lives in Charlotte with her 5-year-old daughter, Ricki.

Read the rest of the Us Weekly story here.

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