For reality TV star and entertainment correspondent Melissa Rycroft, life couldn’t get any sweeter. Read on as she talks about her wedding day, her new career and her hopes for the future.
It doesn’t hurt to be Melissa Rycroft these days.
On this chilly February morning as she makes her way into Birmingham’s Omni Studios, hand-in-hand with her new hubby Tye Strickland, it’s obvious that she’s really happy and really in love. In town for a special guest appearance at a brunch and bridal show for Birmingham “Perfect Wedding Guide”, Melissa and Tye display all the makings of a newlywed couple— megawatt smiles, constant hugs and lots of private giggles.
But before marrying the handsome Texas insurance businessman in an intimate and beautiful beachfront ceremony last December in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, Melissa’s love life took an unexpected turn. The former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader originally won the heart of ABCs “The Bachelor” Jason Mesnick (season 13), only to have her proposal retracted during the infamous season recap episode, “After the Final Rose.” But as one door closed, Hollywood’s door swung right open and welcomed her into the world of overnight stardom.
Now, after an impressive stint on the hit ABC series, Dancing with the Stars, and number of special correspondent assignments with “Good Morning America” and “Entertainment Tonight”, Melissa is learning to find balance with her busy work schedule and her new role as wife.
Here, Melisa opens up about what it’s like to live and love under the spotlight, dishes the details of her big day, and tells us why she wouldn’t trade her experiences for anything.