The man Maynard ends up with "won by default," a source told In Touch Weekly in its July 23 issue. "Emily got dumped."
According to In Touch, Maynard's first choice was to hand her final rose to the guy -- either Arie Luyendyk Jr. or Jef Holm -- who ultimately rejected her in Curacao on their final one-on-one date of the season.
"He said, 'I don't think we know each other nearly enough to even be entertaining this; I don't think we should get engaged,'" the source explained. "She was crying and begging him to reconsider."
Maynard reportedly yelled out in desperation, "You're the one I want to pick!"
Although Maynard fought to convince him to stay, this bachelor apparently had his mind made up regardless and left the show, In Touch reported.
However, the remaining suitor and last man standing allegedly proposed to The Bachelorette star in a romantic candle-lit cobblestone courtyard surrounded by flowers at midnight in the show's final Rose Ceremony, which will air on ABC during the season finale on Sunday, July 22 at 8PM ET/PT.
Maynard and her winner "by default," whose diamond ring she gladly accepted, are reportedly now happily engaged despite the unfortunate curve ball thrown at the end of her journey to find a loving husband and father-figure for her daughter Ricki.
Another source who recently spoke to Maynard's new fiance told In Touch, "He told me, 'We're gonna get married, and we're gonna have kids.'"
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