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Melissa rycroft who is she dating

Melissa Rycroft first came into people’s lives when she had her heartbroken on “The Bachelor,” but things have never been better for her!

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favorite Melissa Rycroft, 31, recently sat down for an intimate interview with ET's Brooke Anderson, where she opened up about everything from suffering from postpartum depression to the future dating advice she wants to give her two kids Ava and Beckett for the future! Melissa, who memorably won the final rose from "bachelor" Jason Mesnick in the 13th season of the hit ABC show -- only to have him break-up with her during the episode and choose runner-up Molly Malaney instead -- also candidly admits that she was a "hot mess" when it came to dating in her younger years, and hopes for a better future for her kids.She 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-TV competition shows such as Bachelor Pad and Redneck Island.After graduating from the University of North Texas, Rycroft auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. As a cheerleader, she made regular appearances on Country Music Television's reality show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.Melissa suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to her oldest child, Ava, now 3, and said that her experience with her second child Beckett -- born on April 20 – has been completely different. "There's no denying that [I was a hot mess]," she laughed. I wish growing up, my parents would have shook me a little bit and said, 'What are you doing? "And I didn't just date and have fun being single at 22.Pics: Stars Share Pics of Their Adorable Kids "It was always in the back of my mind, because that was such a brutal time in my life, and I was so stubborn about it and it lasted so long, but I knew instantly when I had him, that it was a different experience," she revealed. You're strong, you're independent, you're your own person.' I want them to be better than I was -- especially my daughter." In particular, she expressed regrets on not savoring being single and young at 22 years old. And now I'm like, 'Why didn't I have fun being single and 22?! And now being 31, I'm like, I could've enjoyed that time a little more. If there was a happy medium between where I was at 25 and where my husband was at 25, that's the mix I want for my kids." Related: Melissa Rycroft Baby News Check out the video to see the adorable Ava and Beckett, as well as how Melissa was able to lose the baby weight so fast!

"Emotionally, it felt so different." And how is her husband Tye Strickland as a father?

She divulged the sex of the baby to, telling them: 'I feel very lucky that I get to experience the bond between mother and daughter and between mother and son.

I hope he’s a little mama’s boy.'She knows there’s a baby in my tummy and she has a doll to take care of,' Rycroft told People.

'But I don’t think there’s any way you can prepare.

She’s not going to get our attention all the time and she’ll have to share her toys, as un-fun as that sounds.'Melissa and insurance salesman Tye met at a friends party before she went on the Bachelor, and after a breaking up when she went on the show, they were wed in December 2009 and two years later Ava Grace was born.

is an American dancer, reality television personality, and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.