‘Bachelor’ Alum Melissa Rycroft Welcomes Baby Boy
Congrats to ‘The Bachelor’ Season 13 alum Melissa Rycroft. The reality show vet is a mom again! She welcomed her second child, son Beckett Thomas Strickland, on Sunday, April 20.
It was quite an Easter present for Rycroft, who also competed on Season 8 of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ placing third in 2009. Forget the candy-filled basket and egg hunts! The Easter Bunny had something way more special for Rycroft and her family.
Dad is her husband, Tye Strickland, whom she married after splitting with fiance, ‘The Bachelor’ star Jason Mesnick, in a, well, “messy” season. Rycroft clearly had a wonderful bounce back with love despite her failed relationship on the show.
Beckett’s big sis is Ava Grace, now 3.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Rycroft, 31, said, “This little guy has been teasing us about his arrival for the last month so it is only fitting that he surprise us with his arrival on Easter Sunday. He’s perfect and beautiful. Ava can’t wait for us to bring him home to be able to show us all of the big sister duties she’s been practicing.”
So presh! Ava is going to be such a good and responsible big sis.
Congrats to the family on their blue bundle of joy. What a way to welcome in the spring season.
Hurry up and post some photos of the little guy! Instagram and Twitter are waiting for images of him.