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Word just got round that Bachelorette Emily Maynard has a new man on her arm and she’s already shared a photo of a ring? Could they be engaged so soon?!

As the Southern belle dished to WCNC, the Charlotte affiliate of NBC, she has been seeing her mystery “consultant to car dealerships” for “several months.” He lives in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, and since he’s “an old friend” she knows from church, we’re thinking he may have even met her daughter Ricki! That’s a big move for the notoriously protective mama who refused to introduce former fiancé Jef Holm to her daughter for weeks!

Credit: Emily Maynard on Instagram

In case you were wondering, the former Bachelorette has been engaged three times before. First, to Ricki’s father, race car driver Ricky Hendrix who died in a 2004 plane crash. Then twice courtesy of The Bachelor/ette. Although neither her relationship with Bachelorette Season 8’s Jef nor to Bachelor Season 15’s Bachelor Brad Womack lasted, here’s hoping this car salesman can close the deal.

In the meantime, Emily has no problem wearing a ring on that all-important left hand, judging from her Instagram. Perhaps she’s keeping the spot saved for something with a tad more bling?

Source: Emily Maynard on Instagram