How Much Is Bachelorette Emily Maynard Getting Paid?
After splitting from Bachelor Brad Womack, blonde Southern belle Emily Maynard became the frontrunner to helm BacheloretteSeason 8. After all, she’s got a touching back story, a genuine demeanor, and Miss America good looks. But, back in July 2011, Emily dispelled Bachelorette casting rumors with one simple tweet: “I don’t want to be the Bachelorette.”
Flash-forward 9 months and Emily’s now not only done with her tenure as the Bachelorette for Season 8, she's also engaged to Utah hottie Jef Holm! Emily overcame her initial fears about uprooting daughter Ricki when ABC proposed moving the show’s entire production to her hometown. A source close to Emily tells InTouch magazine there was another reason she changed her mind: ABC is paying her a $250,000 base salary to be The Bachelorette.