“Bachelorette” star Emily Maynard introduced herself to the world when she went on “The Bachelor” in hopes of finding love. But fans truly started supporting her when she went on “The Bachelorette” to find love for herself once again. But she hasn’t been too open about her life as a single mother shortly after Ricky Maynard’s death. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Dec. 11, “Bachelorette” star Emily Maynard is now revealing that she has struggled as a single mother, especially in the beginning when Ricki was just a baby.
Of course, Emily found out she was pregnant a week after losing Ricky, meaning he never got to meet his daughter. Now, years later, Emily loves spending time with her daughter. “Honestly, for the first couple years after Ricki was born, it was really hard for me to get into the whole holiday spirit,” Emily has revealed to Charlotte Parent. “Any mom will tell you that it’s easier to be the child than the parent at the holidays, and I also just had this heaviness in my heart every holiday season.”
And Emily was indeed struggling as a single mother, because she had to deal with the grief of losing Ricky. But she had to learn how to be a mother. “It’s hard because it’s all on you, it’s a lot of pressure,” Emily reveals of being a single parent and doing everything on her own. “It’s hard to do as a single parent.”
Are you surprised that she is opening up about being a single parent and struggling to keep the Christmas spirit alive?