Emily Maynard gives daughter Ricki a surprise birthday gift
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/28/2013
Emily Maynard's family has expanded -- but it's not because she has a new man in her life.
The eighth-season The Bachelorette star has given her daughter Ricki a new female puppy on her eighth birthday.
"Rickis Birthday Surprise! The newest addition to our zoo," Maynard tweeted alongside a photo of Ricki, her daughter's girlfriend and the new tiny white puppy featuring balloons strung from its collar.
Maynard, 27, already has two cats named Holly and Safari, according toPeople.
Maynard has reportedly been dating a new guy named Nick for about six months whom she met in church, but the former fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette is trying to keep the relationship hush-hush.