Melissa Rycroft is a reality TV actress who is known for starring in the most watched finale of all time on “The Bachelor,” as well as performing on “Dancing with the Stars.” She was also co-host of the reality TV show “Red Neck Island,” in 2014 and 2015. And, she's worked as a contributor for “Good Morning America.” In May, Rycroft welcomed her third child, son Cayson, and she's been busy consulting for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (Rycroft is a former member of the squad).
In June of 2012, Simon & Schuster published her autobiography My Reality, in which Rycroft reveals the ups and downs of her life to that point, from joining the cast of “The Bachelor” to her time on “Dancing with the Stars” to falling back in love with her sweetheart Tye and becoming a mother.
Melissa married her longtime sweetheart, Tye Strickland, in a seaside ceremony in Mexico in 2009. The couple resides in Dallas, Texas, with their three children: Ava, 5; Beckett, 2; and Cayson, 3 months.