Melissa Rycroft has officially rebounded.
Barely four months after enduring a nationally televised breakup with indecisive Bachelor Jason Mesnick, Rycroft is engaged to fellow Texan Tye Strickland, the bride-to-be confirmed on Good Morning America Tuesday.
"Sometimes the stars align and the clouds part and everything works out the way it should," she said in a phone call to the morning show.
Per Rycroft, the engagement took place in private at White's Chapel in Southlake, Texas, after which the happy couple "went and met up with our parents and friends"—who were apparently onto something when they were reluctant to meet Jason last year—at a nearby restaurant.
Rycroft parlayed her rather heartbreaking Bachelor appearance into a third-place finish on Dancing With the Stars. Easy as ABC, the 26-year-old former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was then offered a job as a special correspondent on Good Morning America this summer.
And it turns out Strickland was never too far from Rycroft's side throughout.
"We've been really good friends, but the timing was never right," she told Us Weekly of Strickland, who she started dating not long after Mesnick broke off their engagement.
"With all this going on, he's my support system. It's funny how things happen."
(Originally published on June 29, 2009 at 6:09 p.m. PT)