14 that she will be marrying new fiance Tyler Johnson "soon." PHOTOS: The Bachelor -- Proposals, promise rings and breakups "We met at church,” she told Lara Spencer during her appearance Tuesday. While the pretty blonde, 26, and her future hubby, 27, first met a few months before she started filming her season of in spring 2012, Maynard said Johnson "never watched" her on ABC's popular reality TV series.
"I think that’s why our relationship is so good now, because we started out as friends." Maynard, who was previously engaged to late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, Bachelor Brad Womack andwinner Jef Holm, added Tuesday, "We were really just friends and we got to know each other." As the newly-engaged star exclusively confirmed to Us Weekly last week, Johnson popped the question on Jan. "He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings," she told Us. "I think that that’s just a true testament to God’s time and how perfect it is. PHOTOS: Best celeb engagement rings ever Johnson, a management consultant, joined his future wife via Skype to further discuss their engagement with GMA.
Fans assumed the mother-of-three was referring to her relationship with Brad, which ended just three months after the Season 15 finale aired.
Fans began to question their commitment after Emily didn't wear her engagement ring on the reunion show. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) magazine in 2016, Emily admitted, “The feelings that I had for Brad were very real. I thought maybe when the show was over, the walls would drop and we could be silly and have fun.
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.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: TV personalities Jef Holm and Emily Maynard attend Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Best Or Bust Party hosted by Emily Maynard at Macy's Herald Square on September 6, 2012 in New York City.
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.
The blonde alum also shared, "We definitely are looking to get married sooner rather than later. " PHOTOS: Meet Bachelorette Emily Maynard's men The mother of one has maintained a low profile since she and Holm called off their engagement in October 2012.
"I went over there one morning and woke the girls up, told them I was going to cook them breakfast and kind of put them back to sleep," he recalled Tuesday.