After that, Melissa returned to her former boyfriend, salesman Tye Strickland, and got married.
Melissa Rycroft a professional dancer and reality TV personality from the United States. Melissa is best known for appearing as a bachelorette on the thirteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelor.
The couple announced that they were expecting back in November with an adorable family photo Rycroft shared to Instagram.
"We talked minutes before I went out on that stage, and he never said anything."However, the Dancing With the Stars season 15 champ — who married insurance agent Tye Strickland in December 2009 and has three kids with him — said she now feels at peace with what happened, not to mention that she believes viewers could empathize with what she endured.
"[Jason and I] have both moved on, and there is no other place in my life that I would rather be other than where I am," she continued.
"It was always in the back of my mind, because that was such a brutal time in my life, and I was so stubborn about it and it lasted so long, but I knew instantly when I had him, that it was a different experience," Rycroft revealed.
She divulged the sex of the baby to People.com, telling them: 'I feel very lucky that I get to experience the bond between mother and daughter and between mother and son.
The financial adviser proposed to Rycroft in the finale, before unexpectedly dumping her for runner-up Molly Malaney on ATFR. There really hasn’t been reasons to talk," Rycroft tells Us.
"I have not talked to him since the day I left that stage.… "I wanted so badly to find love and wanted so badly to be that girl that he wanted that I didn’t really take time to be what I wanted. So, again, I don’t want to change the outcome or change anything that happened, but I would have told myself back then, ' It’s on you. Mesnick went on to marry Malaney in 2010 and the couple are now parents to 3-year-old daughter Riley.
Cayson joins Rycroft and Strickland's 5-year-old daughter, Ava Grace, and 2-year-old son, Beckett Thomas.
WATCH: Melissa Rycroft's Candid Dating Advice to Her Kids Ava and Beckett Rycroft, who was briefly engaged to , tied the knot with Strickland in December 2009.
The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader opens up exclusively to Us Weekly about their brutal televised split and the fallout that followed.