As the bitter feud between Emily Maynard and her daughter's grandparents continues to rage, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusive details about the lengths the parents of Maynard's late fiancé went to in their bid to secure her future wellbeing.
Long before she was The Bachelorette, Maynard was a single mother working hard to support her young daughter, and it appears she received a large helping hand from the very people she is now battling with, as not only did her daughter's grandparents pull strings to get her a job, they also offered to secretly pay her salary!
According to a well placed insider, after Emily's fiancé Ricky Hendrick tragically died in a plane crash while she was pregnant with their daughter Ricki, his parents, Linda and Rick Hendrick, vowed to make sure their grandchild would be taken care of.
"Mr. and Mrs. Hendrick both donated and raised a lot of money for the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte so one day Rick went in and asked his close friend, who was one of the bosses, if they would give Emily a job," the insider says.
"But Emily didn't have the proper advanced degrees on her resume and wasn't as accomplished as she needed to be to secure a position there, so, as a sweetener, Mr. Hendrick offered to secretly pay her salary on the behalf of the hospital.
However, according to the source, the hospital eventually agreed to hire Emily as a favor to Rick and turned down his kind offer of financial support.
"Eventually Emily went on to The Bachelor and never went back to work at the hospital after that," the source says.
"Both Rick and Linda went out of their way to ensure Emily could provide a decent future for Ricki and that they would want for nothing."
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported earlier this month, since become a reality-TV star, Emily had a falling out with Ricki's grandparents and is "desperate" to reconcile -- because she needs their continued financial support!
“They are under no legal obligation but have been paying a tidy sum each month,” a source close to the situation previously told RadarOnline.com.
“Emily is terrified they are going to stop giving her money though due to all their issues with her and the fights they have had. She is desperate to repair the relationship and is trying to win back Linda and Rick’s goodwill."