Posted: 9:29 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
By Beth Sobol
The good wishes keep pouring in. Although they fought for her hand in marriage on The Bachelorette, the men of Season 8 are now coming forward to congratulate Emily Maynard on her recent engagement to beau Tyler Johnson.
Using any excuse we can get to talk to those hotties, we reached out to some of the breakout stars from Emily’s season to get their reactions.
Ryan Bowers, who’s very serious with Miss Texas USA 2011 Ana Christina Rodriguez, is happy that Emily’s finally found love as well. “I hope it works out for her,” Ryan tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “A person needs to know what they want. Maybe she made a list and found a person who fit the criteria. I did — and Ana is proof to me that if a person is strong enough and stays true to their desires, dreams do come true.”
Also doing well in romance department thanks to a solid relationship is single dad Tony Pieper. “It seems like Emily’s really happy and she’s finally found The One,” Tony tells us. “I couldn’t be happier for her. She deserves it!”
Bad boy Chris Bukowski — yes, ladies, he’s still single — isn’t letting Emily off the hook quite so easily. Recalling how Emily sent him packing after hometown dates claiming he was too young for her, Chris had this to say: “Emily, congratulations on marrying a guy the same age as me.” Chris and Tyler, for the record, are both 27.
As for Jef Holm, winner of Emily’s season and her former fiancé, he’s staying silent for now. (Trust us, we’ve tried to get him to talk!) But it seems pretty clear he’s moved on. And we’re sure, deep down, he’s happy for her.
We are, too!