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The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft Has Her First Baby

Dallas Cowboys cheerleader-turned-ABC reality star Melissa Rycroft had her first child with husband Tye Strickland Tuesday, a baby girl named Ava Grace who weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces, RadarOnline.com has learned. 

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“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,” she told People.

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Strickland, an insurance agent, married the brunette beauty in December 2009.

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Rycroft gained fame on ABC’s The Bachelor after she was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick during a live broadcast. She’s also been featured as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, and as a correspondent on Good Morning America.


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