Confirmed! Emily Maynard Is the New Bachelorette

Entertainment Jan. 24, 2012 AT 9:04AM
Confirmed! Emily Maynard Is the New Bachelorette Credit: Christopher Peterson/

It's official: Emily Maynard is getting her second shot at love on The Bachelorette!

One week after Us Weekly broke the news that the 25-year-old single mom would be following in the footsteps of Ashley Hebert, the network confirmed her hiring Tuesday.

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Maynard -- who endured a nasty split with Bachelor Brad Womack in the summer of 2011 -- will begin filming in March, a source recently told Us. "She's looking for a man -- not a little boy."

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The West Virginia native -- who now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her 6-year-old daughter Ricki -- was previously engaged to NASCAR driver and team owner Ricky Hendrick. He died in a plane crash in October 2004 while Maynard was pregnant.

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The Bachelorette will premiere on ABC sometime this spring.

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