emily maynard the bachelorette tvfashion 2 abc 325 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard: 'I fell in love, so that to me is worth it'“Bachelorette” Emily Maynard stopped by “Live with Kelly” Monday morning (May 21) to talk about her experience on the show.

“You know what, it was a really good learning experience for me. If any of those guys had come up to me out [on the town], I would’ve said ‘Absolutely not. Thank you, but no thank you.’ But I gave them a chance and they gave me a chance and they really are great guys,” says Emily.

Host Kelly Ripa and guest host Taye Diggs are not convinced any of these fellas are good enough for Emily and were particularly weirded out by Travis, the guy who brought the ostrich egg. Emily agrees that it was pretty weird.

“It was very weird and I didn’t know what to say, but I told him he needs to lose the egg. They named it Shelly and you’ll see the end of Shelly,” Emily promises.

She also does say that she fell in love – “I learned so much about myself and I fell in love, so that to me is worth it.”

We wonder what exactly that means. And who with?!

Finally, Emily talks about how great it was to film in her hometown so she could still do carpool and pack her daughter Ricki’s lunch and whatnot.

“I would come home from a date and it would be like 4 o’clock in the morning and Ricki would be in my bed and she’d want to get up and talk. I’m like, ‘No. We have two hours to sleep. Go to sleep now,'” Emily laughs.

“The Bachelorette” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."