And the press is going buhnanas. The split, effective October 1st, is supoosedly amicable. “I love Rachel and she’s taught me everything I know,” Brad tells People. “But there’s a point where either I do it now or I’ll never know what it’s like to spread my wings and soar.” After only one year season as her assistant? And so soon after Taylor's sudden departure? Something feels off about this. "Fish stinks from the head," as one People commenter cryptically noted. Next out the door? I'm putting two-to-one odds on Rodger and five-to-two on her ovaries.