Emily Maynard will be in Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s corner when The Bachelor premieres January 1 on ABC.

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Although Emily dumped Arie in favor of Jef Holm on The Bachelorette's eighth season back in 2012, the blonde beauty wishes the absolute best for the pro racing driver turned real estate agent from Scottsdale, AZ.

"I've been rooting for Arie to be the Bachelor since my season ended -- he's a great guy," Emily, 31, told People with her husband Tyler Johnson by her side. 

Emily may be rooting for Arie, 36, but she will not be watching his season unfold!

"It will be great TV. It will not be TV that is watched in my house, I don't think," Emily said with a laugh, "because I feel like it would probably not be appropriate, but I'll catch the highlights."

Arie will be looking for love on The Bachelor's 22nd season next year out of 29 beautiful and accomplished bachelorettes. It's been said he hasn't found love since Emily, who crushed his heart.

If Arie's journey to find his future wife ends happily, he and Emily will both have found their fairy-tale endings.

Emily and Tyler got married in June 2014 and have since welcomed three children together: Sons Gatlin Avery, 6 weeks, Gibson Kyle, 15 months, and Jennings Tyler, 2.

Emily also has a 12-year-old daughter Ricki from her previous engagement to Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR driver who tragically died at age 24 in a 2004 plane crash when the jewelry designer was pregnant for the first time.

Years after Ricky passed away, Emily appeared on Season 15 of The Bachelor starring Brad Womack. Brad ultimately proposed during the March 2011 finale but they split that same year.

Emily then became The Bachelorette star the following year, when Arie finished as her runner-up and Jef ultimately popped the question. Emily and Jef, however, broke up in October 2012, a few months after the finale aired on ABC.

Emily experienced heartbreak three times before falling in love with Tyler, a man she had met at church, but she had told the press in recent years she has no regrets.
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