Emily Maynard Opens Up About Life After 'The Bachelorette,' Says Her Time on The Show Was a 'Train Wreck'

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From reality TV to mother of three -- Emily Maynard's life has certainly changed since her days of looking for love on The Bachelor.
The former Bachelorette star, who rose to fame after getting engaged to Brad Womack on season 15 of The Bachelor, before later getting engaged to Jef Holm at the end of her season of The Bachelorette in 2012, reflected on her time collecting and doling out roses on Tuesday's Good Morning America.
While Maynard said that she is watching Nick Viall's current season The Bachelor, and considers the franchise to be "the best TV on TV," she looks back at her time on the show through a difference lens, calling the experience a "train wreck."
"I always say I should not give anyone any Bachelor and Bachelorette advice because it has kind of been a train wreck, to be quite honest. My time on the show was a bit of a mess," she confessed, adding that the only tip she would offer the show's current cast would be to "just have fun."
Maynard definitely isn't a train wreck these days, but does admit that life with her three little ones is "crazy."
The I Said Yes author married Tyler Johnson in June 2014, and the pair have two sons together: Jennings, 17 months, and Gibson, 3 months. She also has a 11-year-old daughter, Ricki, with late fiancé Ricky Hendrick, who died in a 2004 plane crash.
"I met [Johnson] at church before I did The Bachelorette, he really wanted nothing to do with me," Maynard revealed. "I told my girlfriend I met this guy and he could like, not be less attracted to me, he was in the friends zone."
"With Jennings, my older boy, I was on cloud nine, like, everything was perfect. I couldn't wait to have another one. Then I got pregnant when Jennings was 6 months old," Maynard shared. "I was like, I don't have this thing figured out at all. I thought I did, and now it's like too late, we're already in this with a third kid."

"It is crazy at our house all the time, but it's a lot of fun," she continued, adding that Johnson "is like the best dad ever... Jennings is obsessed with him, and I'm sure Gibson will be, too."
ET sat down with Maynard at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month, where she spoke more about adjusting to life with three kids. 
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