Emily Maynard Announced As The New Bachelorette!
Emily Maynard announced as the New Bachelorette! The North Carolina single mom who was proposed to by Brad Womack on The Bachelor in March 2011 is ready to move on and will search for her own true love as the network’s newest Bachelorette, multiple sources confirm in the newest issue of Us Weekly.
Maynard, 25, has signed on for the show’s eighth season, and will start filming in March. It was a “change of heart” for Maynard after months of playing hard-to-get with ABC, a Maynard pal tells Us. “She’s looking for a man — not a little boy.”
A second source says production for the series will relocate from Los Angeles to Charlotte, N.C., where Maynard raises her young daughter, Ricki.
“The guys will be flying to her. We’re switching things up a bit,” hints an insider.
Maynard’s upcoming search begins one year after she and Womack called off their engagement.
“I wanted to be married and have more children, but I doubted he was going to still want to be with me,” she told Bachelor host Chris Harrison in an emotional July 2011 interview. “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.”