Finally, Emily did manage to find true love with Royce Keller, a renowned architect.
At that point, international businessman Damian Grimaldi came to Oakdale and set up a contest between Emily and Lucinda's longtime right hand man, Kirk Anderson, as to who would handle the Kingsley-Malta account in Oakdale and Emily won the contest.
Finally, one night, after one of Emily and Brock's big blow-ups, Paul came over and found her inconsolable. When he discovered that Emily was involved with his son, he became enraged and attacked.
Luckily for Emily, Paul arrived and, needing to protect her from James's wrath, Paul grabbed a gun (given to Emily by Brock Lombard) seemingly shot his father dead.
Finally, on the witness stand, Royce broke down and everyone realized that Royce was suffering from split personality disorder.
Royce tried to reassure Emily that Cynthia was exaggerating, Later, Emily was shocked when Royce was arrested for his sister, Neals, murder.
When Brock learned about her affair with James Stenbeck, he angrily denounced her as a slut and went back to pursuing Ellie.
Soon after, a repentant Brock, eager to break away from his mobster family, returned to Emily and asked for forgiveness.
Over the next several years, Emily chased after several men.
All the men she fell for were either taken, deceitful, or both.