Emily Maynard Could Be 'The Bachelorette' ... Again (EXCLUSIVE & VIDEO)
As the saying goes, third time’s the charm – and that could be very true for Emily Maynard.
After two failed engagements on The Bachelor franchise, the 26-year-old may just get her happy ending after all, with producers considering bringing her back, a source close to the production told Celebuzz.
“There’s been talk about bringing Emily back for another season,” said the insider, who added that nothing had been finalized. Warner Bros., the producer of the show, had no comment.
Maynard’s return would be reminiscent of another popular contestant -- her ex-fianceé Brad Womack.
“Emily would come back like Brad got the chance to do because she has so many fans," the source added.
Viewers of the popular ABC reality show got their first glimpse of the Charlotte, N.C. single mom on season 15 of The Bachelor with Womack, who returned to romance after rejecting the final two contestants in season 11.
Womack got down on one knee, but the pair called it quits in June 2011, with Maynard telling PEOPLE, “Just because we love each other doesn't mean we're right for each other."
The beautiful blonde then appeared as the Bachelorette in season 8 and got engaged to fianceé No. 2, Jef Holm, 28, only to announce their split a few months later. The pair cited “different points” in their lives as the reason behind the break up.
“Emily and Jef are not getting back together -- they’re a done deal,” added the insider, suggesting it could pave the way for her third shot at love.
Indeed, that coupling is so over that the Southern belle is expected to be returning her $68,000 3.5 carat Neil Lance engagement ring as soon as this week.best to make it work.
“I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person -- and you know that we tried our best because the love between us was so real,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE in October.
“As you know, at first I wasn’t sure that I should even be The Bachelorette,” she added. “But I am a hopeless romantic and I do believe in the show.”