Melissa Rycroft Is a Mom

By Ellen Stodola,
Melissa and Tye Strickland have welcomed a baby girl.

After an intense experience on reality shows, it looks like Melissa Rycroft Strickland may have a shot at a normal family life. The star gave birth to her first child with husband Tye Strickland on Wednesday, February 16.

Celebrity Gossip notes that the couple welcomed Ava Grace in Dallas, Texas.

Melissa and Tye expressed their excitement to People, saying, "Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl.”

Melissa and Tye married in 2009, several months after she finished her impressive run on the ABC dancing reality show, Dancing with the Stars.

Melissa is perhaps best known for being chosen by Jason Mesnick on the ABC reality dating show, The Bachelor. Melissa then had her heart broken when the couple split up on national television and Jason got together with his second choice, Molly. However, it seems that Melissa’s heart has healed from this past experience. Melissa, her husband, and their baby are all reportedly doing well.



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