Emily Maynard Named New Bachelorette

by on November 21st, 2010
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Looking for love on television yet again, Emily Maynard has been announced as the brand new “Bachelorette” star.

The single mother from North Carolina will begin filming the new season in March after a long period of negotiations with ABC.

And this time around, Maynard’s standards are set high. A pal told US Weekly, “She’s looking for a man — not a little boy.”

Rumored to be the first choice Bachelorette from last season, the 25-year-old initially refused offers to do the show out of concern for her daughter Ricki, age 5.

This second bid at love comes nearly one year after Maynard and two-time Bachelor star Brad Womack called off their engagement in July of 2011. Following the proposal, the pair reportedly clashed over where to settle down, with her wanting to raise daughter Ricky, 5, in North Carolina while he refused to abandon his home base in Texas.

When asked why she split from the 38-year-old entrepreneur, Emily told press, “I wanted to be married and have more children, but I doubted he was going to still want to be with me. As a single mom, I don’t have the luxury of saying, ‘We’ll figure it out when we get there.’ I need that reassurance that he’d want to be with me six weeks down the road much less six years.”

Maynard’s turn as The Bachelorette will make for the eighth season of ABC’s reality dating show.

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