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Brad Womack Joins Twitter, Ex Laurel Kagay Calls Him 'Scary,' 'Volatile'

First Posted: 03/24/11 09:04 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

Emily Maynard Brad Womack Split Breakup

'Bachelor' Brad Womack's ex is speaking out again. Laurel Kagay tells Life & Style that during the two years they were together he repeatedly threw frightening temper tantrums for which he apologized with expensive gifts.

It's not the first time Laurel has talked with the media about Brad's shortcomings. Last week she told E! Online that she and Brad broke up hundreds of times and she doesn't want the same things to happen to Emily.

"The pattern has started, and she better get out as fast as she can," she said. "Now the letters, flowers and promises begin. She will most likely fall into Brad's BS. I just hope she doesn't do it as long as I did."

Brad admitted in the After the Final Rose episode that the first two months of his relationship with Emily have been bumpy and they talked about dealing with his short temper. Later breakup rumors surfaced and Brad issued a statement that they are still "madly in love" and working through their problems. Brad joined Twitter Wednesday to address breakup reports firsthand.

"... Btw Em and I are better than ever. In fact maybe we should take editor of OK mag out for a drink. I'm buying. :)" he wrote.

Life & Style's press release follows:

Just months after an ecstatic Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard on The Bachelor, their relationship is strained by what Brad describes as "volatile" fights. Now, Brad's ex Laurel Kagay, who dated the two-time Bachelor on and off from March 2002 to October 2010, tells Life & Style that there were times during their relationship when Brad's temper would get so out of control, "it was scary," she says. "He would sometimes yell, really loud, to the point that he would almost start throwing things," she adds.

Laurel tells Life & Style that after the blowouts, Brad would be apologetic, and she'd receive $1,000 bouquets of flowers or expensive purses. He's so charming, she says, that she'd end up taking him back.

Laurel claims she's the one who persuaded Brad to see a therapist, and she believes that in order for his relationship with Emily to work, he needs to stay in therapy long-term. Laurel tells Life & Style. "I just want Emily to realize that he needs some sort of help [for his anger issues]. He can't do it on his own."

Unfortunately, it may be too late. "Brad knows it's over," a friend tells Life & Style exclusively. "They're together at the moment, but Brad has the feeling he's about to get dumped."
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