Emily Maynard reflected on the ups and downs of 2020, noting that she suffered from Bell’s palsy while pregnant with her fifth child

The former Bachelorette, 34, announced on Friday the 1st January, posted a series of relapse photos through her Instagram story In one shot, with one eye covered by a black mask “September 2020”, she wrote, “I have bell palsy and had to wear a patch”

Bell’s palsy, according to the Mayo Clinic, is characterized by a sudden weakness of the facial muscles, which is often temporary. The exact cause of the condition is unknown

Elsewhere in the flashbacks, Maynard noted that she found out she was pregnant in February 2020 and “spent the next nine months in hiding,” which was what awaited her and her husband Tyler Johnson, who married in June 2014, welcomed daughter Magnolia in October 2020

The Bachelor alum and Johnson, 34, are also parents to sons Jennings, 5, Gibson, 4, and Gatlin, 3, while she has daughter Ricki, 15 out of her relationship with her late fiancé Ricky Hendrick

Maynard kept her fifth pregnancy top secret, in fact, only announcing the news a day before giving birth, “Ready or Not # 5,” she signed an Instagram photo of her baby bump in October 2020

The writer of I Said Yes delivered “Baby No. 1 to Magnolia” later that week 5 … Oh heavenly day … “, she wrote on Instagram along with a video of herself in the hospital. Johnson then asked in the delivery room:” Is that a girl? “

Maynard shared her baby’s name days after she arrived with “Welcome to the world of Magnolia Belle Johnson,” she signed a series of Instagram photos with the then-newborn, “You are the most perfect addition to our family and to say yours Brothers and sisters are already in love would be an understatement My sweet Nola Belle, you are absolute magic and I can’t wait for God to discover your personality every day I am so happy that he chose me as your mom! “

The reality star appeared on The Bachelor in 2011 and got engaged to Brad Womack After their breakup in May, she was the Bachelorette in 2012 and accepted Jef Holm’s suggestion, but they called it ended in October of that year

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