Mrs. Carter: Somehow, Emily Maynard is able to avoid the “Bachelorette” curse.
By this statement, we’re not actually referring to the notion that anyone and everyone associated with this show is doomed to have a relationship that disintegrates into a pool of sadness. Instead, we’re making some commentary over how the public puts pressure of everyone from this show to find someone, start dating, and then gush to the entire world about it. Since you were once open when it comes to dating publicly, this somehow has to mean that you owe it to everyone to continue to tell them about your dating life even though you are no longer on TV.
Emily tells The Huffington Post that following her engagements to Brad Womack and Jef Holm, she still does not feel the need to dive into another relationship right away. Why is that? You can cite her daughter Ricki as a pretty significant reason:
“Ricki goes to bed at 8 or 8:30. At the end of a long day to get dressed, go out and make small talk is an effort. Right now, I am under no pressure to find a guy. I’m figuring it out on my own. But I will say this: When I do find him, this man will be the best, because he’ll be someone who adds something pretty spectacular to our lives.”
Emily is the only “Bachelorette” star of the last three to not currently be in a relationship with the man that she picked on the show, but given that Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried have only been public for a few weeks, that stat is not entirely valid. It’s hard to make a relationship work, especially when you also have a daughter to think about and after being engaged twice in the span of two year might signal that it’s time to take a step back and focus on other things for a while.
The next season of “The Bachelor,” starring Juan Pablo Galavis, will air beginning on Monday, January 6.