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Emily Maynard marries in surprise wedding: Finally an engagement that sticks

Emily Maynard marries Tyler Johnson in surprise secret wedding.
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Emily Maynard is married, she is the woman who tried so hard to find her love match on nationwide TV, not once, but twice. She tried her luck on the "Bachelor" and then "Bachelorette" reality shows and both times she came away engaged, which lasted about as long as a couple of commercials.

According to People Magazine on June 7, Emily married Tyler Johnson Saturday night in a surprise ceremony. Emily Maynard has instantly turned into Emily Johnson, keeping with the old-fashion tradition of trading in your last name on your wedding day.

According to Hollywood Life, Tyler has been around for a while, Emily had dated him before being engaged to Jeff Holm on the "Bachelorette." They rekindled their relationship and he popped the question. No more rose ceremonies for Emily!

200 guests were invited to Johnson's family's farm for this secret wedding in the works for the last three months. The guests thought they were attending Emily and Tyler's engagement party, but they were surprised to learn they were actually there to watch them tie the knot.

Ricki, Emily's eight-year-old daughter, served as bridesmaid for her mom. Tyler loves Ricki like she was his own, Emily said. She also claimed that this wedding day was just as much a day for Ricki as it was for her. They are joining together as a family.

The couple will be moving into their new home in Charlotte when Emily and Tyler get back from their honeymoon, which was planned by Tyler. Emily only knows that they are going to a "beach." Where that beach is, she will know when she gets there.

Emily did speak a bit about the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" shenanigans, after all in a matter a few years she "fell madly in love" twice on the TV screen. She is embarrassed about that today and feels like she's able to leave that all behind. Tyler is not at all bothered by her serial engagement career on TV.

Emily is probably the most famous break-out personality of the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" franchise and she was probably the most controversial too. Some saw her as a sweet, naive girl looking for love, others saw her as someone only interested in gaining fame and as someone very cunning.

While Emily is probably more like the girl-next-door than she is a publicity hound, she did have her moments. The fact that she is embarrassed about the way she looked during her times of TV engagements suggests that she's more realistic thinking than many gave her credit for!

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