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Money may not be able to buy love or happiness, but it’s still kind of important. A girl’s gotta eat, after all, not to mention keep her roots done and her nails did! So how does everybody’s favorite single mom and Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, pay the bills?

Well, Em’s official occupation is stay-at-home mom, which isn’t a terribly lucrative job, even if it is important and rewarding! However, Emily’s also not really struggling to make ends meet for a couple of reasons.

First off, Ricki’s father, Ricky Hendrick (who died tragically in a plane crash) was a successful NASCAR racer and heir to the Hendrick Racing fortune. Shortly after Ricky passed, Emily discovered she was pregnant with her late fiance’s child. His parents have been there for Emily and Ricki — both physically and financially — ever since.

In addition to the money she has received from Ricky’s estate and his parents’ generosity, Emily also made a pretty cushy salary for her time as The Bachelorette. Finally, while we can’t know for sure and it’s not really any of our beeswax, but we gotta believe Emily occasionally gets paid to show up certainly places looking fabulous.

Sources: Celebrity NetWorth, RadarOnline