Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Melissa Rycroft is expecting her second child

Time to prep the nursery! Melissa Rycroft announced her second pregnancy on Good Morning America yesterday morning, followed by posts on Facebook and Twitter.

“Sooo…It’s official, the Strickland Family is growing by one next Spring! Ava is so excited to be promoted to Big Sister!! We are so excited for our new little addition!!” the Dancing With The Stars winner and Bachelor alum posted to Facebook with a celebratory photo of the growing family.

Rycroft married Tye Strickland in 2009, just months after being jilted on live television by Jason Mesnick. The two have one daughter together, 2 1/2 year-old Ava.

Since her time on The Bachelor, much of Rycroft’s public life has played out in the spotlight. When she was pregnant with Ava, she was excited about all that entailed, telling Parade in a 2010 interview: ”We can go through it at home and then come out and tell people what we’re going through. It’s such an exciting time, and we were very excited to announce it and excited to find out all the little things of what it looks like, is it going to be a boy or a girl, what we’re going to do with the nursery and all those big life changing events.”

This time around, it looks like the Stricklands are once again embracing their lives in the spotlight and letting fans share in their joy. And based on that Facebook picture it looks like Ava’s joining the fun, too!

In addition to posting her good news to Facebook, Melissa also tweeted the announcement with a picture of the positive pregnancy test. “Clearly excited to share our big news!!! A new little Strickland will debut this fall!” Correcting herself, the reality star quickly followed up with another tweet: “Oops….clearly not due this FALL! I meant SPRING. (Pregnancy brain at work!).”

Ashleigh Schmitz
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