March 21, 2009 12:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Melissa Rycroft, known as the ex-fiancee of Jason Mesnick from The Bachelor, is happier than ever these days. Not only is she receiving high scores andviewer support on the hit ABC show, Dancing With The Stars, she is also in love.
Melissa Rycroft has been dating her long-time friend and insurance agent, Ty Strickland. In an interview with daytime talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, she talked about their relationship.
“We’ve been really good friends, but the timing was never right,” she says. “It’s funny how things happen.”
“His goal is to be here for all the shows,”the former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader added.
Inthe interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Rycroft said she had known TyStrickland for two years and they had dated on and off. She commented, “He has been my rock and support throughout this whole process.”
Ty Stricklandhas not been her only rock though, Melissa Rycroftsaid that she has received a lot of support from other former The Bachelor contestants, while Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney have been slammed for backstabbing. Even former Bachelorette Trista Sutter said, “She deserves so much better!”
Melissa Rycroft iswearing the glass slippers now and not only is she lucky in love, she is lucky on the ballroom dance floor as well. “She feels like Cinderella right now,” Dancing With The Stars producer Conrad Green says. “Someone’s just called her up and invited her to the ball!”
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