Melissa Rycroft is pregnant! The former Bachelorette star and Dancing With the Stars contestant announced the good news Wednesday on Good Morning America, saying, “Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we could fit into one calendar year. From getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant.” Rycroft, 27, married Tye Strickland in Mexico this past December.
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Gasp! The Bachelor loses another hopeful couple. People.com has reported that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have broken up. Janice Lee, a rep for the reality couple, said in a statement, “Jake and Vienna have split. They appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.” There was no reason given for the breakup, though the couple was spending time apart. Pavelka is currently in Atlanta filming a guest appearance on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva, while Girardi is in Los Angeles. Tell me honestly, who is even the least bit surprised??
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Here comes the reality bride! People.com has reported that The Bachelor couple of Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney will say there I Do’s on national television, following in the footsteps of the only other successful couple the show has produced: Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter. ABC has confirmed that the wedding episode will air on March 8th, and will follow preparations such as dress fittings and even the bachelor/bachelorette parties.
More than 17.1 million viewers tuned in to the Rehn/Sutter marriage in 2002, and another astronomical number is predicated for this marriage, especially consider the unusual circumstances surrounding Mesnick’s choice. As you may remember, he originally chose Melissa Rycroft on the show’s finale, only to let her go at the Final Rose Ceremony and ask runner-up Molly to give him another chance.
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Get ready for The Bachelor/Bachelorette All Star Cast! People.com has reported that former contestants from the popular ABC dating show will be reunited for a spin off show. The contestants for the new project, titled Bachelor Pad, will live together in a house and compete Big Brother-style for one winner. The show will begin with 20 contestants, and each week a cast member will be booted off. The cast hasn’t yet been released, but executive producer Martin Hilton did say that former winners are onboard. Host Chris Harrison has also been confirmed to emcee. The show is expected to air in late summer.
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We all remember Jason Mesnick from The Bachelor, who famously reversed his decision on the popular ABC show to dump his first choice, Melissa Rycroft, and ask Molly Malaney to take him back. The two have been together ever since, handling a long distance relationship from his hometown of Seattle and hers of Milwaukee. People first reported that Jason had popped the question to Molly while they were on a trip to New Zealand, which happened to be the setting where the last episodes of The Bachelor were filmed. The pair stayed at the luxurious lakeside Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown, and while having a picnic on the Shotover River, Jason slipped the diamond and platinum ring into Molly’s champagne glass. No wedding date has yet been set.