Emily Maynard Is Engaged to Tyler Johnson! "We're Really Excited," She Gushes

Celebrity News Jan. 7, 2014 AT 8:45PM
Emily Maynard Bachelorette alum Emily Maynard is engaged to boyfriend Tyler Johnson, she tells Us Weekly exclusively; "We're really excited!" she gushes Credit: Courtesy Emily Maynard

Emily Maynard may just get her happy ending after all! The Bachelorette alum, who looked for love  twice on ABC's reality competition, is engaged to marry boyfriend Tyler Johnson, she confirms to Us Weekly exclusively.

Management consultant Johnson, 27, popped the question on Jan. 4 with not one, not two, but five diamond-studded bands. "I've had enough engagement rings!" the bride-to-be quips. (She was previously engaged to the late Ricky Hendrick, Bachelor Brad Womack, and Bachelorette winner Jef Holm.)

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"We're really excited!!" the mother of one (to daughter Ricki, 8) tells Us. "He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings. It was so sweet! Ricki loves him more than she likes me!"

The couple actually met several months before Maynard filmed The Bachelorette, but they didn't start dating until after her split from Holm. And now that they've found each other, they don't want to waste any time.

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"We definitely are looking to get married sooner rather than later," the former reality TV star shares. "No point in waiting!"

Maynard first rose to fame as a contestant on season 15 of ABC's The Bachelor, when she won Womack's heart and hand in marriage. After their split, she went on to star in season eight of The Bachelorette, which ended with a proposal from Holm. They called off their engagement in October 2012.

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Since then, the blonde beauty has kept a relatively low profile -- though she confirmed in July that she had been seeing someone. "I have, yeah, but I've known him for a long time," she told Charlotte, N.C., NBC affiliate WCNC.

Things have clearly gone well for the couple. On Wednesday, Jan. 1, she shared a rare photo of herself with Johnson from their New Year's Eve festivities. "It's going to be a good year," she captioned the shot.

For more from Maynard, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly.

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