Melissa Rycroft And Tye Strickland Had A Baby Girl! They Named Her Ava Grace!

Thu, February 17, 2011 8:59am EDT by 4 Comments

Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Melissa Rycroft is a new mommy! How exciting!

Melissa Rycroft and her hubby Tye Strickland welcomed the birth of their baby girl on Feb. 16. Ava Grace Strickland weighed in at 6 lbs., 13 oz.

We love Melissa Rycroft’s shimmering sequined baby bump!

“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,” the onetime Bachelor contestant and Dallas Cowboys cheerleader said in a statement shortly after giving birth in Dallas, Tex.

Melissa, 27, and Tye married in December, 2009 in Mexico. They dated on and off, but fell back in love after Bachelor Jason Mesnick broke things off with Melissa.

Melissa Rycroft tells us she doesn’t want parenting advice from her ex, Jason Mesnick!

Ava is the couple’s first child. Congrats to Melissa and Tye on their new arrival!

- Lindsey DiMattina