Emily Maynard: Choosing Fame Over Daughter Ricki?

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The Bachelorette Emily Maynard star may be on her way to a happy ever after, but at the cost of her daughter ... according to a ridiculous new tabloid report.

Alleged insiders reveal her bitter fight with the parents of her late fiance (and daughter Ricki’s father) Ricky Hendrick. Which we've all heard about by now.

“They were beside themselves when they found out she wanted to put little Ricki on TV,” an insider tells In Touch of the couple and their views on Emily.

“They think it’s outrageous to put [Ricki] in the middle of a media circus.”

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While a friend of Emily’s says reports of a rift are untrue, other sources close to the reality star say The Bachelorette has “really strained their relationship.”

Sources say Rick and Linda Hendrick tried to accept Emily’s choice to compete for Brad Womack’s affections on The Bachelor, but were opposed to this.

Maybe so, but the bottom line is that there is no either/or situation of "choosing fame over her daughter" and that Emily is hardly an absentee mom.

Ricki has been seen on every episode this season but one, yet has yet to meet any of the guys; Ricky's parents and Emily's parents both care for her.

If she wants to try the ABC reality franchise a second time in search of true love - see The Bachelorette spoilers for clues on how that goes - so what?

Obviously she's a devoted and loving mom ... give Emily Maynard a break.

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Emily Maynard is a contestant on The Bachelor. She is vying for the heart of Brad Womack here in Season 15. Emily was the former fiancee... More »
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