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Emily Maynard: I am pregnant again!

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/01/2016 

Emily Maynard has announced she's expecting her third child, only about seven months after giving birth to son Jennings Tyler.

The eighth-season The Bachelorette star made the big announcement in an interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday while promoting her book I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption and True Love.

"I am pregnant again," Maynard revealed. "We didn't think it would happen so quickly, but we're so grateful and just feel so blessed and excited."

Maynard wed her husband Tyler Johnson in June 2014 and they welcomed Jennings together in July. Maynard also has a 10-year-old daughter Ricki whom she had with the late Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR driver who tragically died in a plane crash a little over a decade ago when the jewelry designer was pregnant for the first time.

"I truly couldn't be more excited. I said about two weeks after Jennings was born that I couldn't wait to have another," Maynard wrote on People in a blog posting.

"I realize I just had Jennings like, two seconds ago. I guess I should've read that part in the baby handbook that says you're super fertile after giving birth, huh?... [But] I'm really looking forward to Jennings having a built-in best friend, whether it's a boy or a girl."

Maynard admitted Ricki is "really hoping it's a girl" so she can teach her "how to be a tomboy and play soccer!"

Years after Hendrick passed away, Maynard appeared on Season 15 of The Bachelor starring Brad Womack. Womack proposed during the March 2011 finale but they split that same year. Maynard then became The Bachelorette star the following year, when winner Jef Holm popped the question. The pair broke up in October 2012, a few months after the finale aired on ABC.

Maynard experienced heartbreak three times before falling in love with Johnson, but she apparently has no regrets.

"I would just be scared that, like, if I didn't do [the ABC shows], maybe I wouldn't have met Tyler and I wouldn't be here. So I wouldn't have changed anything," Maynard told People, adding that she'd "never in a million years" let Ricki appear on the The Bachelor franchise in fear she'd get crushed on national TV.

Maynard's book I Said Yes was released March 1.

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