if her story of having dated Ricky for 4 years before he died are correct, she dated him while he was engaged to another woman.
Emily's DOB is 2/1/86. Ricky Hendrick died in October 2004. She was 18 when he died. He was 24. If they dated for 4 years she was 15 and he was 21 when they started dating. IMO, that's a huge age difference (between 15 and 21).
And wouldn't that have made her underage? Ricky's 5/6 + 9 months +4 years dating-----isn't she 24 now? Do the math.
I didn't watch this entire run. But when Brad got flustered/angry when Emily was questioning him about being a father, I wondered if perhaps this was the gazillionith time she had asked him these questions. Even without having watched the entire run I figured out quickly that Emily repeats herself. A lot.
While I was watching Brad and Emily's conversation about parenting, I thought Brad overreacted. She had a legitimate point and I understood why she felt the need to dig into the issue. But after thinking about it, I do think she was a bit condescending. I'm not sure how she could have conveyed how serious she was without being that way though, because Brad wasn't picking up on her signals. She also wasn't picking up on his. He was trying to let her know how he felt without actually telling her he was going to pick her.
I watch NASCAR and remember the day of the plane crash. Nothing was said about a fiance at the time. Sometime later I remember hearing that Ricky's girlfriend (not fiance, she was described as his girlfriend) was pregnant and due in late June. I quickly counted backwards and realized she was not very far along when he died. The people who were relating the story (and I can't remember where I heard it; may have been an interview with Rick Hendrick, Rikki's grandfather) said at that time that Emily found out she was pregnant after he died. The show may have milked the story for all it's worth but the basic chronology seems correct.
Interesting point, ItsJustTVLizzie. Also, take a look at the second photo down on that page--that is totally the pose people who know they're pregnant do. I'd love to know when that picture was taken in relation to the day he died, and subsequently the true story about the blessed event, because I don't buy the TV-scripted story for a second.