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Emily Maynard, the latest "Bachelorette" and single mother of a six-year-old daughter, has promised that this season's show will be very different.
"I wouldn't get into a hot tub with a guy on the first date in my normal everyday life, so I sure as [heck] am not going to do it on 'The Bachelorette!'" But for those familiar with the show, that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of drama to go around.
"People that know me know that I am feisty and I am sassy, and know that it takes a little bit for me to really feel comfortable," she told Us Magazine. "I have never been called boring before in my life. That's for sure."
Ricki is featured in the first episode of "The Bachelorette," and as Maynard explains, she is looking for a suitable man to marry and have children with, as well as a man to be a father figure for Ricki. She has stated that she is often lonely, as Ricki goes to bed so early, and that the one thing missing in her life is a partner.
"I felt like we were going to be together forever," Maynard said of former fiancé Brad Womack on the season premiere. Just a few months later she explained that she had "such high expectations" for their relationship. It just didn't work out, though, and the two called off their engagement.
Previously, Maynard stated that she had prayed about returning to the series that had left her heartbroken. "I made a list of pros and cons. I also prayed about it, and every reason I didn't want to do [the show] was from being afraid of what other people would say or think."
"I don't ever want to live like that. I don't want anybody to have to live their life like that…missing out on great opportunities just because they're fearful or what might happen," she added.