Two years ago, Ali Fedotowsky quit her job at Facebook for a shot at love on The Bachelorette. Thing is, she lost out in millions of dollars in stock from Facebook when the social media company went public. And she didn’t even stay with her fiance, Roberto Martinez, with whom she got engaged on the show!
But Ali, 26, says she’s not upset with her decision. “Would I change anything if I could go back and keep my job at Facebook instead of doing The Bachelorette? Absolutely not,” the former ad manager tells Life & Style. “I don’t regret one decision.”
She even says she’s excited for everyone at the company. “This must be such an exciting time for everyone at Facebook!” she tells Life & Style. “I am super happy for all my former co-workers.”
Her engagement ended just three months ago, but Ali has already found something new to concentrate on: her relationship with new man Charlie Ritchie. The pair revved up a relationship earlier this year.
Now THAT’S gotta sting! She didn’t even stay with Roberto! Bummer!
Do you think she’s really not upset with her decision?
According to Life & Style, Emily Maynard will be the next star of The Bachelorette — and ABC is coming to her.
“It’s official, Emily is the new Bachelorette,” an insider close to Emily tells Life & Style. “ABC is even going to move filming to Charlotte [North Carolina, Emily’s hometown]. It won’t be in LA at all.”
Life & Style first reported that ABC approached the blond beauty to star in the next season of the series.
But she had fans convinced she wasn’t interested. Just last summer she tweeted: “I don’t want to be the Bachelorette.”
Since splitting with The Bachelor’s Brad Womack in May after becoming engaged to him in March, the North Carolina mom has been linked to Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey and Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, whom Emily has denied dating.
I like the idea of having Emily as the Bachelorette – but I’m having a hard time buying it. If she is going to do it, she’s not going to be the greatest. She’s so shy and quiet! How is she going to handle the pressure of being in the middle of all those men!?
Emily Maynard’s relationship with The Bachelor’s Brad Womack didn’t work out, but the 25-year-old’s relationship with ABC remains strong!
It’s so strong, in fact, the network has asked Emily to be the next Bachelorette, Life & Style has learned!
“It’s basically a done deal,” a source close to Emily, a single mom, tells the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “She hasn’t signed the contract yet, but she’s fully on board.”
Emily, who’s the mother of 6-year-old Ricki, tweeted just last summer “I don’t want to be the Bachelorette,” but now she seems to have had a change of heart.
Since splitting with Brad in May after becoming engaged to him in March during season 15 of The Bachelor, the North Carolina mom has been linked to Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey and Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, whom she has denied dating.
But Emily is ready to find love again, and ABC believes she’s the perfect choice to star on The Bachelorette: “Emily is America’s sweetheart,” adds the source. “Fans are going to be thrilled! Everyone loved her.”
What do you think? I would have SOOOOOOOOOOOOO rather had her as the Bachelorette last season over Ashley. Ashley drove me nuts!