Melissa Rycroft Beats Jason to the Altar

Onetime Bachelor fiancée ties the knot for real with Tye Strickland

By Natalie Finn Dec 13, 2009 10:45 PMTags
Melissa Rycroft, Tye StricklandAP Photo / Tammie Arroyo

Melissa Rycroft has said "I do." More importantly, so has the guy.

Once one half of the most devastating Bachelor breakup, the 26-year-old Good Morning America correspondent is now part of an official twosome, having swapped vows Saturday afternoon in Mexico with fellow Texan Tye Strickland.

"Tye is my best friend in the world, and now he's my partner forever. We have had such a journey within our relationship, that to finally look at him and see my husband, gives me the calmest, most content feeling in the world," Rycroft told In Touch Weekly. "I love him so much and am so excited for our forever to begin!"

The bride wore an Alfred Angelo gown. Her Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani and Bachelorette Jillian Harris were on the guest list.

Rycroft and Strickland dated on and off for a couple of years before reconnecting after The Bachelor debacle.

(Originally published Dec. 12, 2009, at 3:45 p.m. PT)


Melissa and Tye just made the cutoff for our Celebrity Weddings 2009 gallery!