Credit: Instagram Photo: Emily Maynard Wears Beautiful Gold Dress in Charleston, SC, on March 14, 2013

It’s been almost a year since ABC revealed Emily Maynard's (failed) engagement to Utah entrepreneur Jef Holm on The Bachelorette. Since then, the network’s Bachelor franchise has moved on to two other personalities. And Emily has seemingly moved on with her life in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Emily opened up about life after The Bachelorette and even discusses her upcoming jewelry line. While she calls herself "old news" and says "nobody cares anymore," it seems her life with Ricki is going just great.

Q. What’s the toughest thing about motherhood?

I have so many great memories from my childhood. My mom went above and beyond every holiday, every birthday, in everyday life. My lunches she pressed “I love you” into all my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I always want Ricki to look back and say, “I had the best childhood ever.” Being in charge of how somebody’s going to look back and view their childhood, that’s a lot of pressure.

Q. Are you set on staying in Charlotte?

I always said I would never go on The Bachelorette and I did it, so I always learned to never say never. But my everyday life here in Charlotte, and the jewelry and all that – I love it here. I can’t imagine anything coming along that would make me ever want to give all this up.

Q. Do you still watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette?

I do. But I always skip the first couple episodes. On my season, a guy came in with an egg and one thought he was a vampire. I can’t get into the whole gimmicky part of it. I like when you actually see a love story start to happen.

Q. After two of your own failed engagements, do you really still believe two people can find love on these shows?

I’ve struggled with that a lot in my own experiences, and wondering what was real life and what was reality TV. But I know that both times I did fall in love. Obviously, it’s possible – I went to a wedding in December (Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum from Season 7 of The Bachelorette). I think it’s pretty slim chances, but I do think it’s possible. It just wasn’t for me.

Check out the Emily's full interview with her hometown newspaper here.

Source: Charlotte Observer 

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