'The Bachelorette' filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina so that Emily Maynard would not have to uproot her daughter

While things are back-and-forth with last season's Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson from The Bachelor, Brad Womack's ex-girlfriend, Emily Maynard, 26, is ready to try her hand at finding love on Season 8 of ABC's The Bachelorette.

"Emily's season is drastically different," said host Chris Harrison, reports USA Today. "It changed the tone from Night One," Harrison said. Maynard was engaged to Ricky Hendrick of NASCAR when he tragically died in an airplane crash in 2004. Maynard was pregnant with Hendrick's daughter at the time, Ricki.

"Throughout the show, it was always that underlying issue of, she's a mom and is this guy ready for that," Harrison said about the upcoming Bachelorette season, which started filming in March in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Maynard lives. That's right — The Bachelorette came to Maynard so she wouldn't have to uproot Ricki for filming in Los Angeles.

The Bachelorette hasn't finished filming yet, so whether or not Maynard will find lasting love is still in question. Tune in to The Bachelorette on ABC at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

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