The worlds of Jim Henson and Chris Harrison crossed over as Emily Maynard continued her search for love on The Bachelorette Monday, and we’ve got all the details for you right here on RadarOnline.com.
On a group date, Emily took her suitors to a charity event benefitting a foundation named after her late fiance Ricky Hendrick, and the Muppets were on hand to liven things up. During a bit Emily did on the stage, Kermit asked her, “Being the bachelorette, have you met anybody you really like yet?”
“There are none as cute as you Kermit,” Emily purred.
“You ever seen a green frog turn red?” the iconic puppet joked, until Miss Piggy caught up with the pair and ruined any chance Kermy might have had of getting a rose.
As for the one-on-one dates, Ryan seemed to make some headway baking cookies with Emily and taking her to a Gloriana concert.
“Ryan impressed me in so many ways all day and he definitely set the bar high for the rest of the guys,” Emily wrote on her People blog.
Joe, on the other hand, was not so lucky: sparks never flew between he and Emily on their outing at Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, and she sent him home. At the rose ceremony, the Southern stunner knocked off two more hunks, Aaron and Kyle.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the 26-year-old beauty becomes the first single mom in the show’s eight-season history, as she has a 6-year-old daughter named Ricki. Emily’s former fiancée NASCAR, Hendrick, was involved in an auto accident that ended his career, and later died in a 2004 plane crash while she was pregnant with Ricki.
Emily follows in the footsteps of past Bachelorettes such as Trista Rehn, Meredith Phillips, Jennifer Schefft, DeAnna Pappas, Jillian Harris and Ali Fedotowsky.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays nights at 8/7c on ABC.