Emily Maynard Johnson is officially a mother of four.
The 31-year-old former “The Bachelorette”/“The Bachelor” star and her husband Tyler Johnson welcomed their third son on Sunday; the new arrival joins the Johnsons’ two other children – Jennings Tyler (2 years old) and Gibson Kyle (11 months) – and Maynard Johnson’s 12-year-old daughter Ricki.
According to an Instagram post by Maynard Johnson on Monday morning, the couple has not yet named their new baby. “Welcome New Baby Johnson to the world,” she wrote. “If anyone has any good boy names send them my way! We need help!”
Maynard was just 24 when she was cast on ABC reality dating series “The Bachelor” in 2010, and was memorable for being a single mom whose daughter’s dad was late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick (her fiance at the time of his death in 2004), and for being the eventual winner. She got engaged to entrepreneur Brad Womack on the show ... but they called it quits soon afterward.
She was 25 when she was cast as the star of “The Bachelorette’s” eighth installment, which was unique because production moved to Charlotte from L.A. in order to minimize disruption for her and daughter Ricki (although, yes, the whole thing still was terribly disruptive). She wound up choosing entrepreneur Jef Holm, who proposed to her in the finale ... but they went in opposite directions later that year.
In June 2014, at age 28, she married fellow Charlottean Tyler Johnson, who has never been on TV. The two met at Forest Hill Church off Park Road, where he is a church elder. When they started dating, he was a management consultant at Mooresville-based Automotive Development Group; a Wingate University graduate, Johnson is currently the general manager at Hendrick Automotive Group.
On Monday morning, Johnson posted on Instagram that the birth of their to-be-named son has filled him with “so many emotions.”
“1) This woman is my everything,” he wrote. “She is so extraordinary. I’m so blessed God gave her to me. 2) Ricki is still the queen. I️ love you my sweet angel. 3) Johnson boys- LETS GO!! 4) I️ feel very overwhelmed at God’s blessings. I️ am a sinner saved by grace and even though I’m so broken God says ‘I️ love you.’ Thank you Jesus! 1 John 4:19. #4”