Melissa Rycroft Expecting First Child

07/28/2010 at 10:15 AM ET
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Melissa Rycroft is going from ballroom to baby.

The former Dancing With the Stars and Bachelor contestant is expecting her first child with her husband, insurance agent Tye Strickland, her rep tells PEOPLE.

“Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we could fit into one calendar year,” Rycroft, 27, jokes to Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts.

“From getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant.”

Before delivering in February, Rycroft will co-host the upcoming reality series Bachelor Pad with Chris Harrison.

Leave your best wishes for the Rycroft-Stricklands in the comments!

– Eunice Oh with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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lisa on

wow! Unexpected, but now that I think of it not all that surprising. Congrats to the happy couple.

Corrie on

Awesome! Congratulations to them both.

Lis on

That is too sweet! She’ll look so cute preggers!
I heard she is due in February, so she’s not that far along… Can’t wait to hear what she’s having… I’m guessing BOY :)

JMO on

Does anyone’s pregnancy actually surprise anyone these days?! lol

Congrats to them.

Lynda on

Congratulations Melissa & Tye on the New baby!! I’m excite for ya”ll!!

Leslie on

Congrats to the happy Couple! Im sure the baby will be goregous! Best of Luck! Cant wait for Bachelor Pad to premier!

Aubrey on

Wow major congrats to Melissa and Tye. Babies are such a blessing.

ILuvPerfectParents on

Well Congratulations to them.

Christina on

Congratulations Melissa and Ty. Melissa looks happier than she did when she was on the Bachelor. Can’t wait to see this little one!!

Ashleigh on

Congrats to Melissa and Tye!

… but how can it be a “total shock,” as she told US Weekly? Even if you’re using birth control, you have to know that it can’t be a complete surprise if you get pregnant!

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them. I actually wanted Jason to end up with Molly, and it looks like it worked out for both couples in the end!

Patrice on

Ha! I love that she has a sense of humor about how fast she got pregnant after everything else that’s happened with her in this past year; that’s hilarious : ) I was going to say “wow she sure didn’t waste any time!” Lol but she beat us all to the punch! Good for her and Tye I wish them all the best: )

mae on

Great news, congrats to them!

kmb on

aw, good for her!! can’t wait to see this little one!

Tiiia on

Gongratulations Melissa! Love you, take care :)

ss on

congrats to melissa and tye!!!! everything happens for a reason!!!! i am so happy she didnt end up with jason in the end. i saw on access hollywood last night that she took 15 pregnant tests because she didnt think she was pregnant!!! thats funny!!! i had the same situation and took 2 home tests and then went to the dr and took one before i believed it. i had cramps and pms symptoms and swore i wasnt pregnant. but out came our healthy son 9 months later :) i bet she will be a great mom!!!! they said her husband wanted a girl, so i hope its a girl!!!

kathleen on

Congrats Melissa. I am happy for you.

shalay on

@Ashleigh, I’m married and we use 2 forms of birth control. If I were to become pregnant, I’d be absolutely FLOORED! So I totally understand how Melissa could be shocked.

Congrats to Melissa and Tye! I can’t wait to see how adorable she’ll look pregnant!

Mallory on

I love Melissa! Congrats to them! She is an absolutely gorgeous girl, and Tye isn’t too shabby, either. ;) I hope it’s a girl, but the baby is sure to be adorable either way!

Lola Marie on

OMG!!! I literally clapped at my computer screen on this one…im SO happy for Melissa!! She is such a fun, amazing person…who deserves nothing but the absolute best with her marriage….cant wait to see her journey through pregnancy…im sure she will be fit & fabulous as always!!!

Tee on

I never watch the Bachelor but I did watch her on Dancing with the Stars and really enjoyed watching her dance. Children are an amazing blessing from the Lord. Congratulations, Melissa and Tye! I look forward to hearing how your pregnancy is going!

Nadira on

@Ashleigh, it could have also been as simple as she was “shocked” she got pregnant so soon. She’s only been married a couple of months.

Terri on

Don’t watch The Bachelor, but remember that there was some big controversy. Wasn’t that just a year ago? Congrats to her. This all happened very fast!

L on

Ashleigh-
It can be a total shock to find out you’re expecting. I was on birth control (never missed a pill and never took it late) and found out through my doctor that I was six weeks pregnant. I had no idea. Unfortunately, following a car accident I miscarried. That’s beside the point but yes, it can be a complete shock.

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