'The Bachelorette': What Happened To Emily Maynard?

Emily Maynard attends Fashion's Night Out at Macy's Herald Square on September 6, 2012 in New York City.

September 30, 2019 - 09:05 / Sarah Schulz

Emily Maynard was The Bachelorette back in 2012. During her season, she chose and got engaged to Jef Holm. Since then, they have broken up but Emily has found hometown happiness and also has a house full of kids! Keep reading to find out more... 

Emily Maynard was the bombshell southern belle who appeared on the 2012 season of The Bachelorette. Before that however, she was on the fifteenth season of The Bachelor and got chosen by Brad Womack. They split following the show and that's when Emily was chosen to be the season eight Bachelorette. She chose Jef Holm at the end of season and the couple got engaged in July 2012, only to end their relationship in October 2012. 

Emily Maynard and Jef Holm attend Fashion's Night Out at Macy's Herald Square on September 6, 2012 in New York City.

Emily was known for having a rather tragic past. She had one daughter named Josephine Riddick "Ricki" Hendrick, with race car driver Ricky Hendrick, who was born on June 29th, 2005. She found out that she was pregnant after her fiancé and father of her child, Ricky, had died in an airplane accident on October 24th, 2004. She was very brave for putting herself out there and her daughter Ricki on television in the hopes to find love. Her season of the show was filmed in Emily's hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina so she could be near her daughter. 

Emily Maynard Today

After Emily's breakup with Jef, she reconnected with someone from her hometown, Tyler Johnson. They fell in love and got married in 2014 and since then have had three children together while also raising Emily's daughter Ricki (who is now 14 years old). Their three little boys are named Jennings Tyler Johnson, Gibson Kyle Johnson and Gatlin Avery Johnson. They seem to be one big happy family of six!

In 2016, Emily wrote and released a biography titled I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love. She seems to be enjoying spending her days being a mom and a wife, and a busy mom at that. She recently did a photoshoot for the cover of Charlotte's South Park magazine and she also attended the Bachelorette Reunion special this year. We are so happy that Emily has found love outside of bachelor nation!

Emily Maynard signs copies of her new book "I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love" at Mall of America on March 11, 2016