Emily Maynard: Bachelorette Days Were the 'Darkest Times of My Life'

Let it be known: This former Bachelorette is happy to have moved on from her days as a reality star.

Emily Maynard Expecting Second Child

The former Bachelorette is expecting her first child with husband Tyler Johnson

See the Full Cast – and Unexpected Twist! – of Bachelor in Paradise

With the recent announcement of fan favorites Marquel Martin and Michelle Money joining the cast, the Aug. 4 premiere of Bachelor in Paradise is sure to bring fun, feistiness and plenty of unforgettable moments.

Emily Maynard Shares Magical Wedding Video

Sweet, Sour and Silly: See the 5 Clickiest PEOPLE Stories of the Week

Love, acrimony, scandal, humor. It was a tumultuous week on PEOPLE.com, and here we’ve collected the five stories that really blew readers away.

Whether it was wedding bells, a court decision, some questionable photos or a tragic accident, these stories definitely got people talking.

Below, check out the five stories that elicited the strongest reactions on PEOPLE.com this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.

Inside Emily Maynard's 'Rustic Glam' Wedding

She may have worn her share of sequins and gowns on The Bachelorette, but in reality, Emily Maynard says she’s much more low-key.

So when it came time to plan her June 7 wedding to fiancé Tyler Johnson, 28, an automotive management consultant, the bride-to-be kept it simple.

See Bachelorette Emily Maynard's Official Wedding Portrait!

Don’t pinch newly married Emily Maynard – she’s happy to keep dreaming of her big day.

“Every minute of the wedding was so exciting, that I feel like I am still in this dream that I’ll never wake up from,” Maynard (with her daughter Ricki and new husband, above) tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Emily Maynard Celebrates Her Upcoming Wedding with a 'White Trash Bash'

Before former Bachelorette Emily Maynard ties the knot, she and her girlfriends tied one on with a jokingly-dubbed “White Trash Bash.”

Maynard, 28, celebrated with her girlfriends at the bachelorette bash Wednesday night, and posted photos on of the festivities on her Instagram.

Emily Maynard: Fourth Engagement 'Is My Last. I Really Mean It'

Even though she had agreed to tie the knot three times before, Emily Maynard tells PEOPLE her fourth engagement to automotive management consultant Tyler Johnson “is my last. I really mean it. I’m actually making it to the marriage part this time!”

Once unsure about what her future would hold, the former Bachelorette star says that sharing her life with Johnson “is everything I’ve been praying for for years.”

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