Emily Maynard is officially off the market. The former Bachelorette tied the knot with automotive management consultant Tyler Johnson in a surprise ceremony on Saturday, according to People
The single mom first got engaged to the father of her child Ricki Hendrick who died before she was born. She then graced the world of reality TV as a contestant on The Bachelor season 15 where she competed for and was chosen by Brad Womack though their relationship was short-lived. She then became the star of The Bachelorette season 8 where she got engaged to Jef Holm but they also broke up after the show. Maynard then said yes to Johnson 's proposal in January, marking her fourth engagement.
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"God brought us together. He's given me such peace about everything. I'm so grateful I met him," the former Bachelorette star revealed to People.
The couple had been clandestinely planning the wedding for the past three months. They invited 200 guests to Johnson's family farm for what guests thought was an engagement party.
"It's just as much her day as it is mine because it's a big change for her," Maynard, who know goes by the name Emily Johnson, said about her eight-year-old daughter Ricki who served as her maid of honor. "She just adores Tyler and he is so good with her. He loves her as if she was his own daughter. It's been so great to see their relationship grow."
As for the honeymoon, Maynard revealed that Johnson planned everything. "He told me we're going to a beach," she said. "We could totally be going to Myrtle Beach for all I know!"
"For so long I felt so embarrassed and ashamed about that TV stuff," she added. "The grace that my faith has given me to wipe that all away and not find worth in that and find it through God, Tyler has been a great example of that for me. He has truly lived out God's grace every day."
In other Bachelor
news, Reality Steve
is reporting that Bachelor
season 18 star Juan Pablo Galavis and his chosen winner Nikki Ferrell are joining the VH1 reality series Couples Therapy
. Though VH1 has yet to comment on the couple's casting, another source tells E! News
, "It's true, they're doing it. The reason it wasn't put in the press release is due to Juan Pablo's deal with ABC. It's not up until August, so, contractually, it can't be mentioned until then."
If the Bachelor couple is indeed joining Couples Therapy, they would seek counseling from Dr. Jenn Berman and her staff. Confirmed couples who would be joining the fifth season include Jenna Jameson and John Wood, Big Brother's Dick "Evil Dick" Donato and Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, Naughty by Nature's Anthony "Treach" Criss and Cicely Evans, and Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese and Chris Buckner.
Couples Therapy kicks off on Wednesday, September 10 on VH1.
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