Bachelorette Emily Maynard‘s No. 1 priority is her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki, and on Monday’s episode of her ABC series, the single mom learns the hard way that fatherhood isn’t on her suitors’ minds as much as she had hoped.
In fact, Alessandro and Kalon aren’t even sure they want to let Maynard’s daughter into their lives, should they be the guy she chooses.
“I don’t have a lot of experience with kids. You’ve got to teach me,” Alessandro tells Maynard before declaring that fathering her little girl would be a “compromise.”
“You see that as a compromise and not an honor? Me having a daughter isn’t a compromise and anybody I spend the rest of my life with is going to see that as the biggest bonus ever,” Maynard tells the 30-year-old grain merchant coldly.
Later, she has a solo chat with luxury brand consultant Kalon, who has no problem making his feelings about fatherhood known. “I always had believed that my first child would be one of my own, so obviously embracing you and Ricki as a part of my life…it’s not the way I wrote it up in my journal as a kid,” he boldly admits to the Charlotte, N.C. single mom.
Taken aback, Maynard asks the bachelor to think of his own mother — who raised him as a single parent — but Kalon immediately cuts her off. “I love it when you talk, but I wish you’d let me finish,” he snaps.
That comment put Maynard — who previously declared Kalon a “genuine” guy — off. “I love tall, skinny and funny, but I don’t love tall, skinny and condescending!” she snaps.
Watch more of Maynard’s interactions with contestants Alessandro and Kalon in the clip above before The Bachelorette airs Monday at 8 p.m. (EST).