The Bachelorette star says she and fiancé Jef Holm are "so excited to start our lives together"

By Emily Maynard
July 24, 2012 02:30 PM
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I can’t believe my time on The Bachelorette is finally over and I can tell everyone about the amazing man I get to call my fiancé!

Getting to share our love story with you all this season and reliving the proposal yesterday reminds me of how blessed I am to have found my best friend and partner in crime, Jef Holm.

Jef and I have been looking forward to this day for so long and are so excited to start our lives together. I’ve always believed in great love and hoped I’d find it one day. However, I had no idea a love like this even existed!

I have more fun with Jef than I have with anyone and I can’t wait to have even more fun now that we can go out in public with my daughter Ricki.

Being the Bachelorette has been an incredible experience and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the support. I learned so much about myself and so many lessons that I’ll implement into our relationship. There were many ups and downs, and at times things were very chaotic, but love is worth the chaos!

Thanks again for the second chance and sticking with me until I got my fairy tale ending!
Emily Maynard

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