‘Bachelor’ Sean Lowe is set to appear on the upcoming Season 16 of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ which may have surprised you. And Emily Maynard is not due to appear, which may surprise you even more. The veteran Bachelorette has long been rumored to want a crack at the mirror ball trophy. So why did Emily get passed over for the opportunity? The truth is – she didn’t.
According to reports, Emily Maynard, who was previously rumored to be a shoo-in for the show (with a possible stint even being written into her ‘Bachelorette’ contract) was reported by many to be furious that she had not got the call for this season.
But a different story is starting to emerge now. According to a source close to the reality TV star, it was Emily herself who decided not to participate in the pro-celebrity ballroom dancing challenge. And she did so very recently.
Up to two weeks ago, everyone involved thought Emily was doing ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season. Then she turned them down flat.
Why would notoriously fame-hungry Emily pass up such a chance to be on our screens again? It seems she has different priorities now: fashion.
A source intimated that she has a fashion website that she is getting ready to launch in partnership with Towne&Rees, a Charlotte designer. Emily is going to work on a line of jewelry.
Also, apparently relations with her daughter Ricky’s grandparents are still somewhat strained and she thought a further stint in the Hollywood spotlight would push the relationship to breaking point. Doing ‘Dancing with the Stars’ would entail Emily breing in LA for at least a month, if not longer, so either she would have had to take Ricki away with her or leave Ricky at home. Neither option was agreeable to her grandparents.
But Sean Lowe on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ instead dof Emily Maynard is a fair exchange, isn’t it? And tell me you don’t want to see what jewelry she will design. I won’t believe you!