And what a year it's been -- so far! Emily Maynard is starting 2014 an engaged lady, and is "really excited" for what's to come. Us Weekly exclusively broke news on Tuesday, Jan. 7 that the Bachelorette alum is engaged to boyfriend Tyler Johnson, and now we have exclusive photos of the soon-to-be husband and wife.
In the first exclusive photo, the relatively low-key couple is seen braving the cold weather with the North Carolina native's 8-year-old daughter Ricki as they attend a winter event together. The adorable trio is seen bundled up as they pose for a sweet photograph. Maynard looks stunning in a chic, white hoodie, cream-colored oversized poncho, and with her blonde locks down, as her baby girl dons a black ensemble and neon green sunglasses.
In the second snapshot -- apparently from a fishing trip -- the three are all smiles while Johnson holds up just-caught fish. The family-to-be are sitting on the edge of a boat in summer clothes, as Maynard's mini-me leans into her famous mom while wearing a life-vest.
Maynard and Johnson, 27, got engaged on Jan. 4 when the management consultant proposed with five diamond-studded bands. "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 blushing bride-to-be told Us. "We definitely are looking to get married sooner rather than later. No point in waiting!"
Maynard first appeared on ABC's The Bachelor as a contestant on Season 15, and won the heart of Bachelor Brad Womack. The two ended their engagement in May 2011. Soon after, she went on to find her own suitor as the new Bachelorette in Season 8. She became engaged to contestant Jef Holm, but the couple went their separate ways in October 2012.