Melissa Rycroft is pregnant, the new issue of Us Weekly reports.
“It was a shock. We weren’t even trying,” said Melissa. Melissa was publicly dumped on The Bachelor before rebounding with a triumphant turn on Dancing With the Stars. She married insurance agent Tye Strickland in December.
“It’s the most wonderful surprise in the world,” added Melissa, who is due in February. “It’s such a blessing.”
Melissa, 27, shared with Us Weekly that starting a family was the last thing on her mind: “He wanted the kids right away, and I was laughing at him going, ‘No, not ready!'”
Though the news was a surprise, Melissa said that her relationship with Tye, 29, has helped her stay calm — and she can’t imagine having a child with anyone else.
“He’s actually cried more than I have,” she shared. “Tye is caring, he’s funny. He’s going to be a great dad.”
Melissa just bought a new home near Dallas with her husband. She divulged that she’s hoping for a boy, and he wants a girl. “We’re going to find out as soon as we can,” she said.
Melissa joked that she’s “eating everything in sight” and craving no-nos like sushi and sub sandwiches.
“Knowing me, I’m going to swell and gain 90 pounds,” she said. “But it’s not about me anymore!”