The former bachelorette Emily Maynard Johnson could be described as a larger-than-life personality. Best known for her performances on the Dating Game Shows, The Bachelor in 2011, and The Bachelorette in 2012, Emily has lived a life of loss, pain and despair. Fortunately, she has bravely endured all her suffering.
Only a few years after her dating game adventures, she has finally found love. Here is everything you need to know about Emily Maynard Johnson and her husband.
Emily Maynard Johnson – Who Is She?
Emily Maynard Johnson is not only a bachelorette graduate, although she has moved into the spotlight after her appearance in the reality TV series. In addition to her screen personality, she is a wife, mother, author, event planner, businesswoman, and vlogger.
Johnson was first born on February 1, 1986, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Before her television celebrity, she volunteered at Levine Children’s Hospital and the Hendrick Marrow program. She is also the author of I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love and has her own jewelry line.
Emily was first introduced to the Dating Game Show in 2011 as a contestant in season 15 of The Bachelor, and also played in The Bachelorette. She was engaged in the shows twice, although none of the relationships lasted longer than a commercial break.
On her first appearance on the reality TV series, she won the final round and was engaged to Brad Womack, a two-time bachelor, in 2011, but the two broke up shortly after. In 2012 she got engaged for the second time, this time to the season’s bachelorette winner, Jef Holm, a skateboard entrepreneur. This was also not to last, as it ended a few months later.
The love story of Emily Maynard Johnson is quite an interesting one. She has had three relationships in which she never went to the altar, although she was involved in all of them. She would have been married for a long time and might not have been known to us as “The Bachelorette”, as it would not have been necessary to appear in the show if an unfortunate accident had not taken her fiancé. The reality TV personality was engaged to NASCAR racer Ricky Hendrick, who died in a plane crash on October 24, 2004, six months after her engagement.
Shortly after his death, Emily found out that she was pregnant with her daughter. She had her daughter on June 29, 2005, and named her Josephine Riddick “Ricki” Hendrick, after her late father.
She became engaged to Womack in The Bachelor (season 15) and then to Holm in The Bachelorette (season 8).
A few years away from her Bachelor adventures, Emily finally found a place to call home, a heart to call in the most appropriate places we would add – the church and also her hometown. Sometimes what we are looking for so far away could be right under our noses. After two failed relationships, she found the right thing, and at one point she thought she would be a single mother forever.
She met Tyler Johnson, her husband before she became a bachelorette. As she revealed in her book, Tyler suggested that they should go out if she wasn’t engaged after the show, but she was, twice. As all engagements faded away, it was Emily who finally asked him out. They picked up where they left off, in a really quiet drive. Finally, on June 7, 2014, Emily Maynard made a commitment to Tyler for the first time in her life, and since then the two have lived happily together for the rest of their lives.
All You Must Know About Emily and Her Husband
Tyler Johnson is a management consultant for the automotive industry. He is a graduate of Wingate University, where he played college soccer and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is General Manager at Hendrick Automotive Group in Charlotte, North Calorina. He joined the Group in 2013 and has held this position since July 2016.
The duo has three sons. Their first, Jennings Tyler, was born on July 16, 2015, while they welcomed his brother Gibson Kyle on September 16, 2016. In two and a half years they became parents of their third boy, Gatlin Avery, who arrived in the pack on November 12, 2017.
With three little ones full of energy and activities, Emily certainly has a lot of work ahead of her to raise and could use all the help she can get. Still, she has her older child Ricki, who is infatuated with her younger brothers, and her husband, whom she calls the best father ever, as helpers.