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The Bachelorette

Should Emily Maynard Introduce Ricki To Her Next Boyfriend?

Emily Maynard might be a boy-crazy blonde bombshell, but there is so much more to this lady than glitter, cat friends, meow-mix, and jersey caftans. Emily is a mom first and foremost, and little Ricki's needs always come first — which is why Em waited so long to introduce the Rickster to her former flame, Jef Holm.

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Ricki and Jef hit it off right away thanks to their mutual love for pink goggles, and as you might expect Em and Jef's split kinda-sorta ruined their friendship. Sure, Emily and Jef have been trying their best to ease the blow, but according to New York-based family therapist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Ricki is "probably feeling very vulnerable and confused."

It's no secret that Emily's in a rush to start dating and have kiddos, but should she wait to introduce Ricki to any future boy-toys until it's a done deal? "I think that, right now, it’s very important that Emily place her child's needs ahead of her own and focus her energies on ensuring her beautiful daughter feels loved and valued, safe and secure," Dr. Hokemeyer tells Wetpaint Entertainment.

Emily always puts Ricki first, but what if she wants to be open and honest with her daughter? Hit the poll and tell us if Em should introduce Ricki to her next boyfriend, or if she should keep the deets of her dating life hush-hush?