Emily Maynard admits she’s not ready to start filming The Bachelorette next month. The reality show will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina – where she is raising her 6-year-old daughter Ricki.
The 25-year-old single mom tells People, “It really hasn’t hit me, what I’ve signed on to do. I’m scared to death.”
Ricki will not be a big part of the show.
She says, “She’s not going to be involved in a lot of filming and certainly not meeting the guys. But she’s really excited to go on vacation with Mommy.”
Maynard won Brad Womack’s heart when they appeared in last season’s The Bachelor. They split last June.
Ironically, she says she “had no intentions of ever being the next Bachelorette.”
“I genuinely meant that,” Maynard explains. “I feel like the biggest hypocrite because I said that and now I’m doing it.”
She adds that dating has been a challenge.
My schedule is very different than a normal single guy’s schedule. I can’t go out every night of the week. They just kind of fizz out before they ever have a chance to become anything. I have to take things slowly because I have a daughter, so that makes it really hard.”