updated 04/22/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/22/2011 AT 12:45 PM ET
The Bachelor’s Brad Womack has said that his reality TV romance with Emily Maynard has been “”no since he proposed on the show’s finale. Now, it seems that happily ever after continues to be a struggle.
“They have not officially broken up. It’s still kind of on and off,” says Emily’s mom, Susan Maynard, who admits it is hard hearing all the rumors in the tabloids about her daughter and Womack.
From more reliable sources, Susan tells PEOPLE, “I hear nothing but good things about Brad. They are still just trying to get to know each other.”