Daughter Ricki, 10, is a fourth-grader at Charlotte Christian School; last July the family welcomed baby boy Jennings, named for Maynard’s grandfather; and on Tuesday – the same day her new book was released – the couple announced that they are expecting another child.But more than 31/2 years after her run on reality-TV ended, she says she is still trying to get the bad taste out of her mouth.
Obviously it wasn’t to meet my husband – shockingly enough – but I felt like maybe God gave me the platform so that I could help grow his kingdom.” Her message in the book? I wanted them to know that that’s something that happens to everybody.” Before we go any further, a little background for the uninitiated.
“The Bachelor” is a popular reality dating show on which several women compete for the affections of some gorgeous hunk, and “The Bachelorette” a popular spinoff where the gender roles are reversed.
She knows this is exactly what a lot of people will be thinking when they see her photo, when they read this story, and certainly when they learn she’s written a book (titled “I Said Yes” and released Tuesday) that’s based largely on her experiences as the star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” But the South Park stay-at-home mom – who finally found a husband when the cameras weren’t looking, whose life finally had returned to something resembling normal here in Charlotte – says she didn’t step back into the spotlight this winter for fame. “I really did not want to put myself out there again,” Maynard said, her face glowing in the afternoon light that streamed through the large windows at Forest Hill Church off Park Road.
“But I just prayed about it, and I felt like this was God seeing something good out of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette.’ I always knew that there was a reason I did it. And I wanted whoever was reading it to see themselves in me, whether it was thinking that the wrong guy was the one you’re going to marry and throwing yourself into that relationship, or just making everyday mistakes.
season in 2012, spoke about the exciting announcement to E! I'm sure she's beyond excited for this new addition to her family," he tells us. I'm so happy for them and wish them all the best."Holm and Maynard announced their breakup later that year."I am sorry to tell you that Jef and I have, indeed, parted ways," Maynard said in a statement in October 2012.
"It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision."Emily revealed that she's expecting her first child with hubby Tyler Johnson when she Instagrammed a pic of her growing baby bump, and jokingly captioned the photo, "too much pizza" while adding a #july2015 due date.But Maynard, who has a child from a previous relationship with the late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, eventually dumped Womack due to the strain of their long-distance relationship.“I just doubted he was still gonna want to be with me,” she said about her doubts regarding Womack’s commitment-level.Ladies get weeded out every episode, and in the finale, the man typically proposes to his favorite. Maynard was just 24 when she was cast on the series 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... 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. in order to minimize disruption for her and daughter Ricki (although, yes, the whole thing still was terribly disruptive).“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies,” he tweeted Monday.