Emily Maynard Marries Tyler Johnson: Bachelorette Alum's Secret Wedding
Finally, a happily ever after! Bachelorette alum Emily Maynard married fiance Tyler Johnson in a secret wedding ceremony on Saturday, June 7, a source reveals to Us Weekly. The couple tied the knot at Johnson's parents' farm in South Carolina, but originally told guests that it was only an engagement party.
Earlier in the day, "Emily met a bunch of relatives at a restaurant for lunch and they had presents for her," the insider tells Us. At around 6 p.m., several limos were spotted outside the now bride's home before the special occasion.
Us broke news that the season 8 Bachelorette alum and Johnson, 27, got engaged last January. Johnson proposed with not one, but five diamond-studded bands. The management consultant also gave Maynard's 8-year-old daughter Ricki a piece of jewelry. (The reality star had Ricki with her late fiance, Ricky Hendrick, who was killed in a plane crash in 2004.)
"He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings," Maynard, 26, told Us at the time of her engagement. "It was so sweet! Ricki loves him more than she likes me!"
The North Carolina native—who celebrated a "white trash bash" bachelorette party in May—and Johnson first met before she started filming the ABC series in spring 2012. They became more than friends once she and Jef Holm called off their engagement that October. (She first won the heart of Brad Womack in The Bachelor's season 15, however, the pair ended their engagement in May 2011.)
"We met at church," Maynard said of Johnson during a Good Morning America appearance in January. "I think that’s why our relationship is so good now, because we started out as friends."