Emily Maynard "Very Serious" With Churchgoing Boyfriend

"He's met her daughter, Ricki, and they're already like a little family unit," a Bachelorette insider tells E! News

By Alyssa Toomey Nov 20, 2013 9:41 PMTags
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After two public broken engagements, it looks like Emily Maynard may have finally found her perfect man.

A Bachelorette insider tells E! News that the blond beauty and boyfriend Tyler Johnson, whom the former Bachelorette beauty met in church, are "very serious."

"He's met her daughter, Ricki, and they're already like a little family unit," the source says. "They take each other to weddings and other functions and will definitely be spending the holidays together." 

So will the lovebirds be saying "I Do" anytime soon?

Not quite.

The insider explains that Maynard's personal life has been plagued with drama after the reality star has gone public with relationships too quickly in the past, so she wants to keep this romance private for as long as possible.

The mother of one was previously engaged to Bachelor star Brad Womack after he proposed on the season 15 finale, but the pair split after the show. She went on to star as the The Bachelorette during eighth season of the ABC show, which ended with a proposal from Jef Holm, although the couple later pulled the plug on their engagement, calling their breakup a "heartbreaking decision."

"She's also had two public, broken engagements so she's definitely going to hold off on getting engaged again until they are very, very sure and very close to marriage," the source explains.

Maynard, who currently resides with her daughter in Charlotte, North Carolina, most recently launched a new jewelry collection and is enjoying time out of the spotlight with her adorable 8-year-old and her hunky beau.