Bachelor Brad: Keeping My Choice Secret Has Been ‘Brutal’

Brad Womack

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updated 03/03/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 03/03/2011 AT 1:30 PM ET

Two-time Bachelor Brad Womack may have picked one woman he hopes to spend the rest of his life with – but the long wait before he can reveal his choice to the world is taking its toll.

“Every Monday night since Jan. 3 has not been a good night at my house,” Womack told PEOPLE at a taping of the Women Tell All special, set to air on March 7. “I was particularly scared of the overnight, exotic date episode. We will see how she handles it.”

“It’s brutal,” he says of the pre-finale media blitz. “You go on [the show], you find someone, you choose each other and then you hit the pause button. You can’t just start the daily life stuff.”

“I’m excited to move in together and go on real dates,” Womack, 38, says. “My only intention [in doing the show] is to start a future.”


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