Emily Maynard and her fiance Tyler Johnson celebrate New Year's Eve. (Instagram)
Everything is coming up roses for former "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard.
The reality star is engaged to her boyfriend, Tyler Johnson, Maynard confirmed with "The Insider With Yahoo."
Johnson, 27, popped the question on Jan. 4 with five-diamond studded bands according to Us Weekly.
"We're really excited!!" the mother of one (to daughter Ricki, 8) told Us Weekly. "He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings. It was so sweet! Ricki loves him more than she likes me!"
It sounds like Johnson, a management consultant, has nabbed the affection of both of the Maynard ladies and, according to the Southern belle, she's ready to head to the chapel as soon as possible. "We definitely are looking to get married sooner rather than later," Maynard shared. "No point in waiting!"
Maynard popped a pose with her daughter, Ricki. (Instagram)
The jewelry designer's road to happily ever after has certainly been a rocky one. Prior to heading to the bachelor mansion to find love, she was engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, the father of her daughter Ricki. Hendrick died in 2004 in a plane crash. In 2011, she became engaged to Bachelor Brad Womack, but he pulled the plug on their future shortly after the show ended. Most recently, she was engaged to Jef Holm, the guy she picked on Season 8 of "The Bachelorette." They split in October 2012.
Maynard met Johnson several months before filming "The Bachelorette," but, according to Us Weekly, the duo did not begin dating until after she split with Holm.
Naturally many of her fellow "Bachelor" alums were thrilled to offer their congratulations to the pair.
Just heard! Congrats @EmilyMaynard on your engagement!!— Desiree Hartsock (@DesHartsock) January 8, 2014
Even one of her former suitors chimed in!
Big congrats @EmilyMaynard!!! Or as my people like to say....Mazel Tov!!!— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) January 8, 2014
After three previous engagements, it looks like Maynard has finally found her fairytale ending this year. She obviously feels the same, since she wrote on her blog on Jan. 7 that this was already her "best year ever."
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