Melissa Rycroft showed off her baby bump on the Bachelor Pad finale last night on ABC. Rycroft, a former contestant turned host, turned to the camera during the live second hour of the show and gave fans at home a close look of her stomach. Host Chris Harrison seemed to prompt Melissa to make the move and gesture before a live national audience. It certainly seemed planned. The audience no doubt was excited after seeing what had happened to Melissa Rycroft over the course of the last year or so.
Rycroft, you may remember, was initially selected by Jason Mesnick in his season as The Bachelor. When things didn’t work out, Jason basically dumped her on national television and instead opted for second place Molly. Now Rycroft is well on her way to motherhood. Her baby bump is extremely obvious but the former Bachelor contestant still looks amazingly trim and athletic. In fact, her hosting duties on Bachelor Pad follow a stint on Dancing With The Stars where she finished in third place.
Rycroft is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader from Texas. Now she is about to get a new title-and that’s mom!
She married Tye Strickland in 2009 according to her bio on the official Bachelor Pad website.
Melissa announced her pregnancy on Good Morning America back in late July. So the big question for many fans is when is Melissa Rycroft due? According to PopCrunch, she is apparently due in February. That means the baby bump will be full capacity in the cold winter months–but Tye and Melissa might be able to have an incredible Valentines Day gift! But there’s little chance the name will be Jason if its a boy!