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Emily Maynard talks single motherhood, says she's in no rush for Mr. Right

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Aug. 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM   |   Comments

Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Emily Maynard is only 27 years old, but she's been engaged twice on ABC's reality dating shows, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," so she's slowing down the search.

"Right now, I am under no pressure to find a guy," Maynard told the Huffington Post on Friday. "I'm figuring it out on my own. But I will say this: When I do find him, this man will be the best, because he'll be someone who adds something pretty spectacular to our lives."

For now, Maynard said she's focusing on raising her 8-year-old daughter.

"Ricki goes to bed at 8 or 8:30," she said. "At the end of a long day to get dressed, go out and make small talk is an effort."

Maynard ended her engagement to "Bachelor" Brad Womack back in 2011. She broke up with Jef Holm, her choice on "The Bachelorette," last year.

Ricki's father, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, died in a plane crash in 2004, so Maynard credits her extended family for helping her get through life as a single mom.

"It takes a strong support system," she said. "My mom and Ricki's paternal grandma are the angels in my life. I have a great group of friends, a lot of them are the moms of Ricki's friends. I also have my faith to guide me and I don't sweat the small stuff."

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