Emily Maynard, these are BOLD statements!
The Bachelorette season 8 star told Us Weekly hat she still finds it odd that people agree to appear on the popular ABC dating franchise, let alone twice, as she did. She’s got a new book out called I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love is set for release on March 1, so natch she’s making some controversial statements to drum up interest for the release. I always thought she seemed nice but who knows? She’s badmouthing the show that made this book deal even possible, so who knows?
“I still look back, and I think, ‘What in the world?'” the reality TV star, 30, tells Us about agreeing to be the Bachelorette. “My girlfriend and I would watch the show and just laugh [and say], ‘Who would ever agree to do this?’ And I still watch it, and I think, after all the embarrassing things that happen on this TV show, ‘Who in their right mind would ever agree to do this show, much less twice, like I did?’
But I think I was just searching so much for this meaningful life and this purpose that I was just open to anything,” she continues. “I thought that I would go on the show and hopefully find the love of my life, and everything would be perfect. I just had such a hole in my heart that I was trying to fill, and I thought maybe that was the answer. Clearly, it wasn’t.”
(Via Us Weekly)
Emily’s been exceptionally unlucky in love: her late fiancé Ricky Hendrick died in a freak plane crash, and then she went on the The Bachelor and got the final rose from Brad Womack, and after that crash n burned she got her own Bachelorette season where picked Jef Holm who fizzled out. Finally, she met IRL and married Tyler Johnson in June 2014, and two have a son together. So I get her trepidation, but still- the show made her able to find the right guy and make a career out of nothing.
The Bachelor airs on ABC on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST. Do you empathize for the contestants?