It’s Baby Love for Melissa Rycroft!

by | July 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM | Celebrities, The Bachelor

Melissa Rycroft (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Melissa Rycroft (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Amid televised break-ups, scandals, and unrelenting tabloid gossip, you’d think that almost everyone within the ‘Bachelor’ family would remain single and spawnless forever. Well, okay, that might still be true, but in this case, not so! Drum roll…Former ‘Bachelor’ contestant Melissa Rycroft is preggies!

“It’s the most wonderful surprise in the world,” tells Rycroft to US Weekly. “It’s such a blessing.”

The co-host of the upcoming ‘Bachelor Pad’ says she was initially “in shock” because she and hubby Tye Strickland “weren’t even trying.” But now that reality has set in, the 27-year-old TV personality—who was infamously dumped by ‘Bachelor’ Jason Mesnick last year but then went onto being a fan favorite on ‘Dancing With the Stars‘—claims she’s “eating everything in sight” and hopes to have a boy, while daddy-to-be is aiming for a girl.

“Knowing me, I’m going to swell and gain 90 pounds. But it’s not about me anymore!” she says.

Baby Rycroft-Strickland is due in February.

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