Renee Oteri has just married her childhood boyfriend, Bracy Maynard, who she says has been her best friend for 22 years. The beautiful blonde experienced a very public dating process as a contestant on ABC's popular television series, The Bachelor 2014, where she garnered a significant fan following. Though 32-year-old Oteri was not the final choice for Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis, the blue-eyed beauty has married her own special someone.
A source close to the couple recently spoke with Wetpaint about the romance. “Renee has known him since they were 12 years old. He was her first kiss! They were best friends growing up, and even dated a few years ago, but they broke up in 2010.”
The insider spoke about Maynard's knowledge of Oteri's involvement in The Bachelor. “He knew she was going on the show, but they don’t talk about it at all. He hasn’t been watching this season, and I doubt he will,” the insider said.
— Andria Lindquist (@AndriaLindquist) March 21, 2014
— Renée Oteri (@reneeoteri) March 21, 2014
Oteri has already updated the profile information on her Instagram page to read, "Livin' Life in Flip Flops & Rain Boots | & yes...I'm MARRIED."
Maynard, who had a career in the military, proposed with a 1.25-carat circle-cut diamond ring made from a 14-karat white gold band. Oteri shared on her Instagram that she was the "happiest girl in the world."
Many friends and fans have already voiced their congratulations for the couple.
I just witnessed the most romantic elopement ever! Congrats to the newlyweds. You know who you are
— Desiree Hartsock (@DesHartsock) March 21, 2014
@justwantatweet thank you so much!
— Renée Oteri (@reneeoteri) March 22, 2014
— Renée Oteri (@reneeoteri) February 8, 2014
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