<p><span></span>America's sweetheart is returning to TV!</p>
Life & Style can reveal that Emily Maynard will be the next star of The Bachelorette -- and ABC is coming to her.
"It's official, Emily is the new Bachelorette," an insider close to Emily tells Life & Style. "ABC is even going to move filming to Charlotte [North Carolina, Emily's hometown]. It won't be in LA at all."
Life & Style first reported that ABC approached the blond beauty to star in the next season of the series.
But she had fans convinced she wasn't interested. Just last summer she tweeted: "I don't want to be the Bachelorette."
Since splitting with The Bachelor's Brad Womack in May after becoming engaged to him in March, the North Carolina mom has been linked to Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey and Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, whom Emily has denied dating.
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