Melissa Rycroft Reveals Second Baby-to-Be With Husband Tye Strickland Is a Boy
Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland are expecting a baby boy, the Season 13 Bachelor alum exclusively confirms to Us Weekly; the couple are already parents to daughter Ava, 2Credit: Courtesy of Melissa Rycroft
It's a boy! Pregnant Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland are seeing blue with baby No. 2, the Bachelor alum confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. The married couple of three years are already parents to daughter Ava, 2.
"When I found out [I was having a] boy, I just got really excited! And Tye, he's such a guy's guy, so personally I'm really happy he gets to do all his boy stuff," Rycroft tells Us. "It's so funny the first thing out of his mouth was, 'I feel so much responsibility now!'" she says of her hubby. "I was like, 'Um have you not felt it the past two and a half years?' I guess there's something to be said about the same sex parent taking the bulk of [responsibility]."
"I've been the one who's been teaching Ava the basics. We do our dance stuff together and ballet, and I teach her how to do her hair and matching clothes," she explains. "Now it's kind of his turn to teach somebody how to throw and catch a ball and go outside and find worms."
Rycroft, 30, is 17 weeks along, and announced the baby's gender to the couple's parents in a small get together by revealing the color blue inside cupcakes. "Ava was the one who ate the cupcake to let everyone know," the Season 13 Bachelor alum says.
"I haven't started the nursery or anything yet," Rycroft admits. "Tye and I have been tossing names back and forth and it'll probably be a process."
As for yet another baby, the reality star previously put the breaks on the idea when she became "sick as a dog" early on in the pregnancy. "I told Tye, 'We're done, I'm never doing this again!' But now I feel better and we're on this high and the excitement of just finding out what the sex is," the Dancing With the Stars All-Stars Season 15 winner gushes.
"We talk about if we had a third it wouldn't matter if it's a boy or girl because we have one of each," she says. "So never say never! We always said three was our number, and we may stop at two -- or we may keep going!"