Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland Expecting First Child

Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland arrive for the Heavenly Enchanted Fall Fragrance Festival on Aug. 26, 2009, in Los Angeles. Kristian Dowling/Getty Images

Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland arrive for the Heavenly Enchanted Fall Fragrance Festival on Aug. 26, 2009, in Los Angeles.
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NEW YORK (CBS) Melissa Rycroft has gone from jilted "Bachelor" contestant to reality TV dancer to mom-to-be.

The "Dancing with the Stars" alumna and her husband, Tye Strickland, are expecting their first child.

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Rycroft confirmed the baby news herself on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

"Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we could fit into one calendar year," she said. "From getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant."

The couple, who met three years ago in their hometown of Dallas, got engaged in June, less than four months after Rycroft was dumped on national television by Jason Mesnick on "The Bachelor."

She and Strickland, an insurance agent, married last December in Mexico.

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