Emily Maynard also called Emily Maynard Johnson rose to prominence after appearing on The Bachelor season 15. She was chosen as the Bachelorette in season 8 of The Bachelorette.
Emily’s career accounts her appearances in ABC’s The Bachelor and then The Bachelorette. She was the one to get the final rose from The Bachelor season 15 participant, Brad Womack in 2011. And chose Jef Holm in 2012 as a Bachelorette. The gorgeous blonde appeared on the scene for the first time in The Bachelor season 15 and ended up as the winner. However, the new love interest she gained from the game show couldn’t last much longer than a month. She was later engaged to Holm from The Bachelorette.
Emily was born on February 1, 1986, in West Virginia, USA. While she had a happy childhood in West Virginia, she attended a boarding school in Florida. In Florida, she always felt left out. She carved for attention which ultimately left her depressed. She had to be admitted to the hospital – once in fear that she would commit suicide, as she threatened she would, and another time when she overdosed herself with painkillers.
From the young days, she struggled with personal tragedies. Before trying to find her love on screen, she lost her high school sweetheart-turned-fiance Rick Hendrick in a plane crash. Just days after few days of Rick’s death, she found that she was pregnant with her daughter Ricki.
A single mother, Emily exchanged rings with two men on-screen. Finally, her search for perfect husband ended when she met Tyler Johnson. Shortly afterward, the pair got married. Now, the family of five including her two sons: Gibson and Jennings born with Johnson and daughter Ricki live a happy life.
One can read her life struggles in her book I Said Yes, My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and The True Love.