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Originally posted 09/19/2012 07:00PM
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Originally posted 08/04/2012 02:45PM
Since the all-star cast of the fall season of Dancing with the Stars was revealed, it's become clear that all bets are off regarding the show's next winner. After all, the cast includes returning champions like former NFL player Emmitt Smith and Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson, as well as beloved fan-favorites like Melissa Rycroft, Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini.
But Dancing pro (and season 13 winner) Karina Smirnoff isn't afraid to share her thoughts on who might emerge victorious in the show's new season, which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.
"The women are very strong, but the male celebrity guests are a little bit stronger overall," Smirnoff told PEOPLE at an event sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I mean, we have an Olympian male guest – Apolo Anton Ohno. I'm sure he'll go very far."
Originally posted 05/07/2012 05:55AM
Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland laughed it up during a date night at the El Portal Theatre in L.A., where they attended Clorox's Last Comic Sitting event hosted by Sherri Shepherd.
According to an onlooker, the couple was "very cuddly" and held hands at the show when Tye didn't have his arm around Melissa. "They are just so in love and just so cute," says the onlooker.
The two had a sip of wine before the show began, but ultimately raced to their seats, where they laughed at the performances before leaving the grab sushi and head home to daughter Ava.
Originally posted 05/04/2012 05:30PM
Melissa Rycroft refuses to be a statistic.
The TV personality, 29, says her latest series, Melissa and Tye: A New Reality, won't tear apart her marriage, even though she has to balance a long-distance relationship with hubby Tye Strickland in order to film the show with their daughter Ava in L.A., while he's holding down their home base in Texas.
"He's been great throughout the whole process," Rycroft tells PEOPLE. "He's the one who has been the motivating factor. He was like, 'You need to give this a shot. It's your turn to be selfish.' And so he was really supportive throughout the whole thing."
Originally posted 08/19/2011 04:45PM
Melissa Rycroft is settling into her new life in Los Angeles by getting busy in the kitchen.
The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars alum recently celebrated her move from Texas to California with a housewarming party hosted by the Pampered Chef.
At the event, Rycroft and her girlfriends, including DWTS's pro Cheryl Burke, learned how to whip up some recipes including California spring rolls, tapenade turkey meatballs, white chocolate cupcakes and raspberry tequila sangria.
Originally posted 02/16/2011 07:55PM
Melissa Rycroft Strickland is a mom!
The former Bachelor contestant and her husband, insurance agent Tye Strickland, welcomed a daughter on Wednesday afternoon, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Ava Grace Strickland, born in Dallas and weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz., is the first child for the pair, who wed in December 2009 in Mexico. Mother and child are resting comfortably.
"Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl," Melissa, 27, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 10/20/2010 05:25PM
Originally posted 09/26/2010 02:05PM
From Dancing with the Stars to The Bachelor, Melissa Rycroft is no stranger to shocking news. But the mom-to-be has possibly the biggest surprise of her life waiting: finding out the sex of her baby.
"We got our first report, got all excited and then we went back a few weeks later and it was a conflicting report," the Bachelor Pad host said at the Juno Baby Celebrity Launch in New York City. "We're not sure, hopefully in the next week or two we'll get 100 percent confirmation."
And the upcoming arrival – due in February – isn't the only thing Rycroft has to look forward to. She recently moved to a new Dallas home with husband Tye Strickland and is already taking time for her baby.
Originally posted 08/17/2010 06:00AM
Bachelor Pad host Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland got affectionate while checking out Rock & Republic's fall fashion celebration at Bloomingdale's in Santa Monica, Calif. The expectant reality star and Strickland were "very cute," an observer says, adding that Strickland doted on his wife and stood by her side the entire time they were at the event. Rycroft sported some cropped, faded Rock & Republic jeans and studded heels, and also snapped pictures with event organizers and executives.
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