Report: Emily Maynard Is Dating NFL Footballer

by | October 6, 2011 at 6:30 AM | TV News

Emily Maynard (Photo: ABC)

Emily Maynard (Photo: ABC)

Looks like wannabe-”BacheloretteEmily Maynard might not need reality TV to find love after all: According to Us Mag, the 25-year-old single mom is dating Carolina Panthers tight-end Jeremy Shockey! (We’ll refrain from any “tight-end” jokes.)

“They were set up on a blind date,” a friend tells the mag. “They’ve been out five times. Emily thinks Jeremy is nice, but she’s just having fun!”

Watch: Emily And Her New Beau:

The North Cackeylackey blond and 31-year-old former New York Giant reportedly met over dinner at BLT Steak at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte.

Emily became tabloid fodder when she got engaged to “Bachelor” Brad Womack on the 15th season of the ABC hit franchise. Their relationship was rocky from the start and eventually fizzled out in June of this year.

No word on what Bradonka-donk thinks of his ex-’s budding romantic development, but we just hope he doesn’t have to go to therapy over it.

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