News broke back in November that former “Bachelorette” Emily Maynard had started seeing Tyler Johnson, a Charlotte-based philanthropist who works for the Automotive Development Group. Now the two are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Maynard confirms to Us Weekly, “We’re really excited! 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.”

The rings in question were two five diamond-studded bands, one for Emily and one for her daughter, Ricki, with Maynard cracking, “I’ve had enough engagement rings!”

In case you forgot, Maynard has been engaged three times prior to this, to her high school sweetheart, the late Ricky Hendrick, and then Brad Womack on “The Bachelor” and Jef Holm on “The Bachelorette.”

Apparently Emily and Tyler met before she went on “The Bachelorette,” but did not start dating until after she had split from Holm.

The wedding bells should be sounding fairly soon for Maynard and Johnson. She says, “We definitely are looking to get married sooner rather than later. No point in waiting!”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."