Emily Maynard and husband Tyler Johnson confirm her fourth pregnancy only weeks before due date
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/29/2017
Emily Maynard has confirmed she is pregnant with her fourth child.
Emily showed off her growing baby bump when she shared a Tuesday Instagram video of herself walking down the sidewalk hand-in-hand with her son Jennings Tyler, 2, as they munched on ice cream bars.
"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!" the eighth-season The Bachelorette star captioned the clip.
Emily revealed her fourth child is due in September 2017, but she did not disclose the sex of the baby.
"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," Emily continued in her post.
"My little tribe can't wait to meet their new brother or sister (it's a surprise!) in the next couple of weeks!"
Emily's husband Tyler Johnson first broke the news by posting the same video on his own Instagram account on Monday.
Emily and Tyler are anticipating the new baby's arrival only one year after Emily gave birth to their second child together, Gibson Kyle, on September 17, 2016. Emily is also mom to a 12-year-old daughter, Ricki, from a previous relationship.
Emily officially announced the news of Baby No. 4 following several months of speculation she's pregnant again.
Emily has only posted a few full-body photos of herself on social media since June, and her followers asked in the comments section if she was expecting again because she was wearing a loose, maternity-style dress for each outing.
However, Emily apparently never confirmed the pregnancy until now.
Emily and Tyler wed in June 2014 and welcomed Jennings in July of the following year. Emily had her only daughter with Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR driver who tragically died at age 24 in a 2004 plane crash when the jewelry designer was pregnant for the first time.
Years after Ricky passed away, Emily appeared on Season 15 of The Bachelor starring Brad Womack. Brad ultimately proposed during the March 2011 finale but they split that same year.
Emily then became The Bachelorette star in 2012, when winner Jef Holm popped the question. The pair broke up in October of that year, a few months after the finale aired on ABC.
Emily experienced heartbreak three times before falling in love with Tyler, a man she had met at church, but she had told the press in recent years she has no regrets.