Credit: Instagram Photo: Emily Maynard Rings in the New Year 2014 With Boyfriend Tyler Johnson

The time has finally come for Emily Maynard to get engaged! OK, so maybe it’s her fourth one, but according to E! News and Us Weekly, boyfriend Tyler Johnson popped the question on January 4, 2014.

Emily first confirmed that she was dating 27-year-old Tyler back in July, and revealed the first picture of herself with him on New Year’s. The Season 8 Bachelorette spoke exclusively to Us Weekly, gushing that professional consultant Tyler proposed with five diamond-studded bands. While we’re not sure we get the significance, it’s a pretty smooth move, since nothing could compare to the gorgeous $150,000 bauble Jef Holm gave her on the 2012 Bachelorette finale. 

"We're really excited!!" single mom Em exclaimed to Us. "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’s so nice to hear that Ricki is a fan of Tyler’s, a man who came into their lives a few months before Ms. Maynard made a reported $250,000 to pass out roses.

The couple met at church and Emily even revealed in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that he’s a little “embarrassed” by her flowery past. A source close to the couple revealed to Wetpaint back in November that Emily’s new lover is “nothing like” Jef Holm, whom she broke up with in October 2012.

According to an E! insider, Emily considers Tyler her “best friend” and was “crying” when he proposed. Tyler had asked permission from both Emily’s father and her daughter’s paternal grandparents before asking their Em to spend her life with him. He filled the house with flowers (hopefully not roses) and candles, and Emily “knew immediately what was happening.”

It sounds like Emily’s prediction on New Year’s that “it’s going to be a good year” is definitely coming true! Congratulations to the happy couple. We’re sure she’ll be the most beautiful bride of all time.

Sources: E! NewsUs Weekly


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