It’s a girl for former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and ABC’s The Bachelor contestant, Melissa Rycroft Strickland! Almost two weeks ago, Melissa Rycroft Strickland and husband Tye Strickland welcomed baby girl Ava Grace Strickland into the world at 6 Ibs, 13 oz in Dallas. This is the first child for the couple who married back in December 2009. 27-year-old Melissa Rycroft released a statement 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 competed on ABC’s hit reality show, The Bachelor, and was picked but dumped by one of the most popular bachelors, Jason Mesnick. Melissa Rycroft later went on Dancing With the Stars and hosted The Bachelor spinoff, Bachelor Pad. Congrats to the family!