December 03, 2012 01:00 PM by Lisa Princ
In the past, Emily Maynard has been accused of being a gold digger, putting fame and fortune before all else, but most of us brushed off the rumors as just that, rumors. Now, the former star of The Bachelorette is engaged in a heated battle with her former in-laws, who feel that Emily Maynard is putting fame before the needs of her daughter!
Ah, there is nothing like some family drama right around the holidays, is there? Rumor has it that is what Emily Maynard is dealing with right now. According to Radar Online, Maynard is feuding with her daughter’s grandparents, over the welfare of 7-year-old Ricki. Apparently, Emily is eyeing a move to Hollywood to pursue a career in television, but Ricki’s grandparents are not thrilled by the idea.
“Rick and Linda were horrified by the news that Emily wants to move to California. They can’t bear the thought of Ricki being that far away from them, she is the one thing that makes the pain of losing their son tolerable. They see so much of Ricky in their granddaughter, they love her to pieces and have become incredibly close to her – she keeps the memory of Ricky alive,” a source told the site of Ricki’s grandparents’ reaction to Emily wanting to move.
But seeing Ricki is not the only concern that her grandparents have, as they feel Emily is now pushing her daughter’s welfare aside for the sake of her career. “They believe it is important for a child to be installed with a strong set of morals and to enjoy a stable upbringing and they are worried that’s not the case right now as Emily appears more concerned with making it big than being a mom,” the source added.
Sounds like it’s going to be a fun holiday season for the family! What do you think of Emily putting her career before her daughter? Is it petty for Ricki’s grandparents to be upset? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!
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