‘The Bachelorette’: Emily Maynard keeps in touch with former contestant

Emily MaynardMrs. Carter: Who says that they can’t be friends?

Although Ben Flajnik may have famously said on Ashley Hebert’s edition of “The Bachelorette” that “things don’t end unless they end badly,” it looks like at least one former contestant from Emily Maynard’s season is keeping in touch with the woman responsible for handing out the roses. Are they necessarily the best of friends? Maybe not, but this is yet another sign that contestants can still get along even if a romantic relationship is not in the cards (which ultimately ended up being the case with the man Emily picked her season in Jef Holm).

The conversation we are alluding to here really is rather simple, as Emily sent a message on her Twitter account this week to Alejandro Velez, who was one of the quieter contestants on her season best known for being a mushroom farmer. With this in mind, it really is rather ironic that mushrooms were the theme of this message:

“Ricki and I are growing our own mushrooms! Also saw your new fish tank. So cool! Hope you’re doing great!”

Just as you would expect any gentleman to do, Alejandro quickly responded with a gracious reply:

“Can’t wait to see how they turn out for Ricki! you’ll have to send a pic!”

Ultimately, our primary reason for highlighting this back-and-forth is to show further evidence that even though such people as Emily, Ali Fedotowsky, or Jake Pavelka may not have ultimately found marriage as a result of being on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette,” there are other benefits that come out of it even besides exposure: you also make some friendships and have experiences that you will remember the rest of your life.

If you want to see the first chapter of what could be Sean Lowe’s journey for love this coming season, be sure to visit the link here.

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