Melissa Rycroft has announced she is pregnant with her first child with husband Tye Strickland.
"It's the most wonderful surprise in the world," Rycroft Strickland, who is due in February, tells US Weekly
. "It's such a blessing."
The former Bachelor
star and Dancing with the Stars
contestant, now with a new gig as co-host of ABC's Bachelor Pad
(premiering August 9) married Strickland in December.
It's hard to believe that as recently as early 2009, Rycroft was embroiled in a very messy, very public breakup with then-Bachelor
Jason Mesnick. It's safe to say that with her busy work schedule and happy home life, those days are long behind her. Rycroft joked about her big year when she announced the news this morning on Good Morning America.
"Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we
could fit into one calendar year, from getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant."
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Rycroft says she's hoping for a boy, while Tye is crossing his fingers for a girl, and they plan to find out as soon as they can. Until then, Rycroft says she's already "eating everything in sight."
"Knowing me, I'm going to swell and gain 90 pounds," she says. "But it's not about me anymore!"Bachelor Pad
has wrapped filming, so viewers won't be seeing a baby bump on Rycroft, who shares her duties of wrangling the show's 19 former Bachelor(ette)
stars with Bachelor
host Chris Harrison. Check out photos from the Bachelor Pad premiere:(Image courtesy of WENN)