Emily Maynard Is The Next Bachelorette

Emily Maynard spent last year chasing “The Bachelor” but in 2012 she’s turning the tables. Maynard will be the object of affection this year as she steps into the shoes of “The Bachelorette.”

It isn’t a done deal yet, but multiple sources are reporting that Maynard has signed on for the show’s 8th season.

It’s also rumored that ABC will be bringing the show, as well as the eligible bachelors, to Maynard. The show, which usually films in Los Angeles, will head to North Carolina where Maynard raises her daughter, Ricki.

US Magazine reports that Maynard will step into the shoes of “The Bachelorette” about one year after she broke off her engagement to “The Bachelor” Brad Womack.

Maynard said she called the wedding off because she didn’t see eye to eye with Womack on the possibility of having children. Womack said:

“I wanted to be married and have more children, but I doubted he was going to still want to be with me. As a single mom, I don’t have the luxury of saying “we’ll figure it out when we get there.” I need that reassurance that he’d want to be with me six weeks down the road much less six years.”

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After filming “The Bachelor” Maynard said that she didn’t like being a celebrity. Maynard said:

“Anyone who is on ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘The Bachelorette’ should expect that attention. Once the cameras stopped rolling, you can expect to be followed at the grocery store. I could barely leave my home with the paparazzi following me…I don’t want to worry about whether cameramen are in my bushes, or if my private conversations end up in a tabloid.”

It looks like she’s changed her mind.