Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard is finally experiencing her happily ever after! The Southern belle and her husband of six months, Tyler Johnson, are expecting a baby.
"We're super excited!" Maynard told Us Weekly of the happy news today. The announcement comes a year after management consultant Johnson proposed with five diamond-studded rings, in lieu of a standard engagement ring.
"I've had enough engagement rings!" Maynard said of that sweet gesture at the time, referencing her spotty record with betrothals up to that point. It was a long road to love for Maynard — she has a nine-year-old daughter Ricki with her first fiancé, Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash 10 years ago. She also got engaged to Bachelor Brad Womack on the show's season finale and 2011; after they broke off their engagement, she competed as the Bachelorette on her own season and got engaged to contestant Jef Holm.
She and Johnson reconnected after her stint on reality TV and her relationship with Holm ended in 2012, and tied the knot in a pink-infused cowboy princess wedding at Johnson's family's farm last June. The surprise nuptials were captured in a gorgeous video, which she shared on Instagram shortly after the event.
Since their romantic wedding, they've settled into a harmonious married life with Maynard's daughter. With few other details known about her pregnancy, we can make one guess: We're sure Ricki's thrilled about getting a new sibling!