Former Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft-Strickland and her husband Tye have welcomed their third child together – a son named Cayson Jack Strickland. The baby boy reportedly weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz. and was born in Dallas, Texas.
The Dancing with the Stars champion is already mom to daughter Ava Grace, 5, and Beckett Thomas, 2. The entire family participated in their pregnancy announcement back in November, with Melissa telling fans the third pregnancy would “probably” be her last. Since then she has kept fans up to date via social media as her pregnancy progressed; joking several times during the last month or so that she was very ready to meet the little guy!
Melissa and Tye had dated prior to her appearance as a bachelorette on Season 13 of The Bachelor. That season, she famously received the final rose from bachelor Jason Mesnick; only to hear him confess that he had chosen the wrong woman on the After the Final Rose special. Rycroft and Strickland reunited after The Bachelor had aired and married in 2009 after six months of engagement. In addition to her two seasons as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars, Rycroft-Strickland has also hosted CMT’s reality show Redneck Island.
Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.