Melissa Rycroft Announces She’s Pregnant

By: Celebuzz / July 28, 2010

Melissa Rycroft and her new husband, insurance agent Tye Strickland, happily announced to US Weekly that they’re expecting their first child together.

Rycroft, the Bachelor cast-off who turned her fame and public support into a Dancing With the Stars whirlwind, says the two “weren’t even trying” to have a baby, and that it’s “a shock” … in a good way.

“It’s the most wonderful surprise in the world … It’s such a blessing.”

The 27-year-old reality starlet, who will be hosting ABC’s new show Bachelor Pad this summer, says that her husband  “wanted the kids right away, and I was laughing at him going, ‘No, not ready!'”

While the sex of the baby hasn’t been determined just yet, Rycroft says she’s itching for a boy, while Tye hopes to have a baby girl. She also jokes that she’s been “eating everything in sight,” and that thanks to her hearty appetite, “I’m going to swell and gain 90 pounds … but it’s not about me anymore!”