Life hasn’t been all roses and Champagne and awkward helicopter rides for Maynard. Her firstborn, Josephine Riddick “Ricki” Hendrick, 12, was fathered by NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick. Hendrick was Maynard’s fiancé and high school sweetheart and died tragically in a plane crash before his daughter was born.
Now, just in case you’re feeling fuzzy on where Emily fits into the Bachelor lineup (it’s OK, it happens to us on a daily basis): Maynard was on Season 15 of The Bachelor and took home Brad Womack’s final rose (but didn’t keep Brad). She then starred in Season 8 of The Bachelorette, giving her final rose to Jef Holm (only to split up two months later).
But she’s found blissful — if chaotic — domestic life with Tyler Johnson. Today, she posted a sweet (and very pregnant) Instagram post of her strolling with her son, Jennings Tyler, 2, and “clinking” ice cream cones.
The caption? “Way too many tacos at lunch. —Seriously though, as scared as I am to have 3 under 3, I’m so grateful God picked me to be the mommy to my kids and we can’t wait for number 4 to get here! This pregnancy has been filled with lots of hot wings, ranch dressing, an emergency appendix surgery at 6 months, and swollen ankles all day every day but I wouldn’t change it for the world. My little tribe can’t wait to meet their new brother or sister (it’s a surprise!) in the next couple of weeks!”
Back in December, Maynard told People that she and Johnson wanted more kids.
“I definitely think we’ll have at least one more. [Tyler] wants two more,” she said. “[My daughter Ricki] will be out of the house and the babies will still be young.”
She continued, “We’re going to plan this one a little better. We’ll space it out a little bit better. This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
Maynard and Johnson also have son Gibson Kyle — born in September 2016, 14 months after Jennings.