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These Broken-Hearted Bachelor Contestants Found Love

The Bachelor

Bachelor Contestants Who Found Love After Heartbreak

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:15PM

As Bachelor fans wait to see whether Juan Pablo Galavis chooses Nikki or Clare on Monday's Final Rose episode, at least one contestant has already moved on after being dumped by the Venezuelan hottie.

Single mom Renee Oteri, 32, who Galavis said goodbye to after their hometown date, is engaged to Bracy Maynard, a guy she's known since she was 12. But she's not the only former contestant to find love off-camera.

While newly engaged former Bachelorette Emily Maynard is hoping that the fourth time is the charm, and two-time contestant Kacie Boguskie is engaged, these former contestants have also found their happily ever after.

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Melissa Rycroft Reveals: I'm Having a Boy!

Melissa Rycroft Reveals: I'm Having a Boy!

Originally posted 11/16/2013 02:30PM

The reality star will "stick to a classic" name for her son, she tells PEOPLE

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Melissa Rycroft Is Pregnant!

Melissa Rycroft Is Pregnant!

Originally posted 10/22/2013 11:00AM

The former Bachelor contestant and her husband Tye Strickland are expecting their second child in the spring, she confirms

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Melissa Rycroft Tricks Her Daughter at the Dinner Table | Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft Tricks Her Daughter at the Dinner Table

Originally posted 01/23/2013 08:00AM

"My husband also eats like a 5-year-old, so I'm trying to get vegetables in both of them," the DWTS winner jokes

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Dancing With the Stars

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani Thank Fans for Dancing with the Stars Win

Originally posted 11/28/2012 01:15PM



We have a winner!

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani won the mirror-ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars Monday night in the culmination of a challenging all-stars season.

"It's unbelievable," Rycroft told PEOPLE after the show. "I don't know why we kept underestimating ourselves. I don't know why we kept thinking, 'It's not us, it's not us.' And it was us."

Dovolani, who's never won in 14 previous seasons on the show, was elated on a night when his reasons for celebrating extended far beyond the DWTS ballroom.

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DWTS Crowns Melissa Rycroft All-Star Champ!

UpdatePosted 11/28/2012 09:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Crowns Melissa Rycroft All-Star Winner

Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:50PM

There's a new leading lady!

The first all-female finale of Dancing with the Stars featured all-stars Shawn Johnson, Kelly Monaco and Melissa Rycroft in a fierce battle Tuesday night for the mirror ball trophy.

After taking big risks in Monday night's performance show, the stars and their pro partners – Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani – performed "instant dances."

With the competitors getting their dance-style instructions less than an hour before hitting the floor, the field was whittled down to two couples.

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POLL: Does Melissa, Shawn or Kelly Deserve to Win Dancing? | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Who Deserves to Win?

Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:15AM

That mirror-ball trophy is within reach!

Dancing's all-female top three performed two routines a piece on Monday night – and it's a tight race going into Tuesday's big finale.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were flawless and are in the lead with a perfect score of 60 points. They performed a sexy samba for their favorite dance and a high-flying contemporary routine for their super-size freestyle.

"Your technique is great but what is good to see is your confidence," judge Bruno Tonioli said after their first dance. "You've grown so much as a performer." After their contemporary number, fellow judge Len Goodman said he wished he had an 11-point paddle.

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SPOILER: Top 3 Take Big Risks in Dancing's All-Female Finale | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

Women Sizzle in Dancing with the Stars All-Star Finale

Originally posted 11/26/2012 09:35PM

It's raining 10s, hallelujah!

On the final Monday night of competition for the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars, the all-female top threeMelissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco – took big risks during two final routines with their partners.

Each couple performed their favorite dance of the season and "super-sized freestyle," which allowed the pros – Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy – to incorporate the music and choreography of their choice with sets, additional performers and costumes to create routines to wow the judges and the voters at home.

Here's how it all played our inside the ballroom on Monday night:

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Dancing's Top 3 Talk Girl Power, Competing in All-Female Finale | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Features First All-Female Finale!

Originally posted 11/26/2012 07:30AM

Let's hear it for the girls!

For the first time, Dancing with the Stars will showcase an all-female finale, with Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco competing for the mirror-ball trophy on Monday to complete the all-star season.

"Unbelievable," says Rycroft, who finished third on season 8. "The three of us are standing up on that stage going: 'We beat all the boys!' How really does that happen?"

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Melissa Rycroft Takes a Break from Dancing to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Melissa Rycroft Takes a Break from Dancing to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/22/2012 03:00PM

"Off to practice this morning, then EATING!!!" the finalist Tweets, sharing a family photo

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