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Melissa Rycroft is an American television personality, host, and dancer known for co-hosting Morning Dose. She is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and television personality. She has participated as a bachelorette on the thirteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelor, on the CMT reality TV series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, and on the eighth and fifteenth seasons of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Rycroft went on to host reality competition shows such as Bachelor Pad and Redneck Island.

Birth Name

Melissa Katherine Rycroft

Nickname

Melissa

Profession

TV Personality, Host, Dancer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Melissa Rycroft was born on the 11th of March 1983, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Age

She’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Melissa graduated from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas in 2001 and later, went on to complete a degree in Marketing and Finance at the University of North Texas in 2005.

Family Details

  • Father – Bob Rycroft
  • Mother – Mary Rycroft
  • Siblings – Melissa has a brother.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Melissa Rycroft has dated –

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  • Jason Mesnick – Melissa was briefly engaged to TV personality Jason Mesnick whom she met on the 13th season of The Bachelor in 2009. However, Jason called off the engagement as he admitted to being in love with Molly Malaney.

  • Tye Strickland (2009-Present) – After her break up with Jason, she returned to her former boyfriend, salesman Tye Strickland, of Southlake, Texas. They got married on December 12, 2009, in Isla Mujeres, Mexico after being engaged for six months and share three children, daughter Ava Grace (b. February 16, 2011) and sons Beckett Thomas (b. April 20, 2014) and Cayson Jack (b. May 18, 2016). Between the births of her first two children, she suffered a miscarriage.

Note: Melissa had been in a seven-year relationship with a boy she met at school but their relationship ended while they were in school.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.60 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 51 kg
  • In Pounds – 113 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-25-34
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Melissa known for Logically Irrational (2018), The Bachelor (2002) and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (2006) She has been married to Tye Strickland since 12 December 2009.

Television Debut

In 1999, Rycroft made her first television appearance in an episode of the NBC comedy series Jenny, opposite her cousin Jenny McCarthy.

Brand Endorsements

Melissa has appeared in commercials for several brands such as T-Mobile.

Melissa Rycroft Net worth

Melissa Rycroft has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Melissa Rycroft

  • Melissa started training in dance at an early age.
  • In the past, Rycroft was named first lieutenant of her high school drill team.
  • She was chosen as a member of Alpha Chi Omega in the past.
  • In 2009, she was cast on the 13th season of The Bachelor, as one of the 25 bachelorettes competing for bachelor Jason Mesnick whom he chose over runner-up Molly Malaney.
  • In 2009, Melissa was partnered with Tony Dovolani to compete on season 8 of Dancing with the Stars.
  • She began hosting CMT‘s Redneck Island in the past.
  • In March 2010, Melissa was featured on the cover of Shape Bride (US) in volume 1, issue 1
  • In 2012, she and her husband Tye Strickland starred in their own reality show titled Melissa & Tye on CMT.
  • On November 8, 2018, Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland launched a podcast with YEA Networks.
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