03/15/2011 03:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brad Womack & Emily Maynard Split Rumors False: Bachelor & Fiancee Still Together Despite Reports

Bachelor Brad Womack proposed to single mom Emily Maynard on 'The Bachelor' finale that aired Monday night, and rumors soon surfaced that the pair has already broken up, but the couple insists they are still together.

Brad admits in a statement to People that things have been rough since taping the finale, but he and Emily remain engaged:

"At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship. We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together."

Popeater reported on Tuesday that the couple had already "broken up for good," in part because Emily hated watching Brad's dates with the other women as they aired each Monday night, after he had proposed to her.

"Emily is not able to forgive Brad for what she considers cheating week-after-week with other girls," a producer reportedly told the website. "It's always hard sending the couple back into reality after they have been living in paradise, but no one in the history of the show has had as hard a time adjusting as Emily."

Meanwhile Chris Harrison visited Ryan Seacrest's radio show (via People) and said the couple is doing well and trying to work things out despite some "knock down, drag out fights."

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