'Bachelor' Dumpee Melissa Rycroft Engaged
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's been a whirlwind year for Melissa Rycroft: first, engagement to the latest Bachelor, Jason Mesnick, and the subsequent drama and tabloid fame when Mesnick infamously dumped Rycroft and went after runner-up Molly Malaney.

Now, after a successful run to third place on Dancing with the Stars and landing a new gig hosting Good Morning America, Rycroft has another reason to celebrate: the former Bachelor contestant is engaged to boyfriend Tye Strickland, who proposed last Friday.

Rycroft officially annouced the engagement Tuesday on Good Morning America.

"Sometimes the stars align and the clouds part and everything works out the way it should," Rycroft said.

After the proposal, the couple, both Dallas natives, celebrated with friends at a restaurant in Dallas.

"When they walked in, everybody stood up and clapped," an eyewitness told Usmagazine.com.

That's the second engagement in a year for Rycroft, but we're hoping this second time around goes a lot better than the last one for the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

Who's this season's Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, shaping up to pick for her future husband? Read last night's episode recap: The Bachelorette Recap: Bringing Home the Canadian Bacon!

-Meghan Carlson, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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