Last summer, Brad Womack’s ex Emily Maynard famously announced she had no interest in being the next Bachelorette. A friend close to Emily explains to In Touch: “She thought it would bring too much attention to her daughter. She said she just cared about being a good mom and didn’t want cameras following her daughter around.”

In January, ABC made the shocking announcement that Emily was The Bachelorette for Season 8 of the popular franchise — and the show’s production would be moving from Los Angeles to Charlotte, North Carolina, Emily’s hometown. Season 8 doesn’t begin airing until May 14, 2012, but the backlash has already begun.

Credit: Reality Steve Photo: Emily Maynard and Ryan Bowers Slow Dance on Their First Date on March 16, 2012

Emily’s protestations about ensuring a normal life for Ricki are out the window, a source tells In Touch. On a recent date, Emily took contestant Ryan Bowers to watch Ricki’s soccer game — the entirety of which was filmed for the show. “The game was at Ricki’s elementary school, and they filmed the girls practicing,” the same friend says. “Emily and Ryan stood on the sidelines with the other parents.”

People close to Emily are seemingly beginning to question her motives for agreeing to appear on the show. “She’s a wannabe trophy wife and a gold digger,” complains the source. “That’s all she really cares about.” Ouch! With friends like these…

Source: In Touch (via Hollywood Life)

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