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Melissa Rycroft with fiance Tye Strickland

Melissa Rycroft has set a wedding date just months after announcing her engagement to fiance, Tye Strickland.

The new issue of UsWeekly reports The Bachelor star, 26, is set to wed insurance-agent beau Tye on Dec. 12.

“We aren’t doing much. I think small, we plan small,” says Melissa, who got engaged less than six months after being jilted in January by then fiance & Bachelor star, Jason Mesnick. “But whether it’s going to turn out the way we have it in our minds, I don’t know!”

UsWeekly is also reporting that Melissa has invited her former Bachelor costars, Jillian Harris and Naomi Crespo. Her former Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani, also scored an invite.

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Melissa Rycroft is speaking out on behalf of her buddy and former Bachelor castmate, Jillian Harris. Despite her fiance’s alleged cheating, Jillian and Ed are doing fine, says Melissa.

“She is doing really well,” Melissa told Usmagazine Wednesday at a charity event in L.A. “Her and Ed are happy, and I know she is going to become a U.S. citizen. She’s moving to Chicago.”

“You know, granted it’s not my business to comment, but Jillian’s real life is fantastic,” continued Melissa.  When asked if she believes Jillian and Ed will still wed, Melissa says, “I absolutely do…I know they love each other, and I know they are planning a wedding, and I know she wants to marry him. I hope it works out for them.”

In the meantime, Melissa continues to plan her wedding to fiance, Tye Strickland.

Tye Strickland with fiance Melissa Rycroft

Everything seems to be finally falling into place for Bachelor alum, Melissa Rycroft.  Melissa’s life has made a complete 360 since being dumped publicly by her then fiance, Jason Mesnick, just months ago.

Melissa has since had a successful run on Dancing With The Stars, gotten a job with GMA, and recently gotten engaged to her beau, Tye Strickland.

“Tye is my true love,” Melissa, 26, tells PEOPLE in its new issue.  These days, Melissa harbors no hard feelings towards her ex, Jason, because the situation brought her to where she is today.  “No disrespect [to Jason] at all, but that situation doesn’t compare to where I am now – engaged and happy. It’s a different feeling,” she says.

Tye, 28, also speaks out for the first time about their relationship, “The last six months have not been normal…But we wouldn’t change it because what we had to go through has allowed us to be where we are today. It’s been a blessing in disguise, and I don’t think either of us has ill feelings towards anyone.”

The happy couple will be appearing tomorrow, July 28th, on The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose.  I’m certain Melissa has her reservations appearing on this show considering what happened the last time she was on it.

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During this past Monday’s Bachelorette show - The Men Tell All episode, both Jason Mesnick and Molly Melaney declared their love for one another on national television. Even though it’s only been about six months, Mesnick said, “I’m really in love with Molly. She’s completely different from anybody else I’ve ever dated.”

Molly also added, “I would marry Jason tomorrow. I’m so crazy about him. I know I want to spend the rest of my life with him.”

Even though Jason and Molly both reside in different states, Jason is certain that wedding bells are in their future. The duo manage to see each other at least every other weekend. According to Jason, the plan is for Molly to relocate from Milwaukee to Seattle eventually.

Chris Harrison, host of last spring’s Bachelor finale where Mesnick dumped ex Melissa Rycroft, mentioned that it was “the most controversial moment in this show’s history.” “Was all that heartache worthwhile”, he then asked.

“What we have gone through … just absolutely ripped to shreds…” replied Molly “It was definitely tough on me.” Mesnick added that “it was a bigger backlash than I thought.” But he said he would endure even more scrutiny if that was what it took to be with Molly.

On the other hand, Melissa Rycroft recently confirmed her engagement to beau Tye Strickland with wedding preparations underway.

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Recently engaged Melissa Rycroft says wedding plans are coming along well with the help of her fiancé Tye Strickland.

“Tye is planning more than I am,” the former Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant confessed to PEOPLE Monday night at the Verizon Wireless Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl in Hollywood. “At this point, I’m probably the worst bride in the history of brides.”

Melissa and Tye dated on and off for about 2 years before he proposed on June 26. With wedding plans underway, Melissa says she would rather be a bad bride than turn into a bridezilla. “I’m the exact opposite [of a bridezilla],” says Rycroft, 26. “I don’t know if we’ll get married ever by the way that I plan it!”

For Melissa, an important part of the ceremony is getting fit to show off the wedding dress. “I’ve heard the stress alone of planning a wedding helps you get into shape for it, so we’ll see if I need to stress myself out a little bit to lose that extra pound!”

Not sure what Melissa is talking about because she definately looks fit to me.

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The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick refuses to be upstaged by his ex fiance, Melissa Ryfroft, as Jason is now saying he and Molly will tie the knot someday. Melissa just got engaged to her beau Tye Strickland this past weekend.

“Things are going great,” Jason said on Good Morning America today, adding that he and Mollly will “absolutely someday” walk down the aisle.

According to Molly, she is also planning to move from Milwaukee to Seattle to be closer to her him. “We’re very happy,” she says. “We’re doing the distance thing right now.”

Molly also says “it’s been great” getting to know Jason’s 4-year-old son, Ty. The family recently went on a vacation to Turks and Caicos.

Surprised these two are still together despite all the public backlash over the way he treated Melissa, but I guess it’s time we all move past that. So good luck to these two.

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The good news keeps on coming for Melissa Rycroft. The former Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars contestant is now engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.

The two got engaged this weekend. It might seem rather quickly for The Bachelor fans, but the two have actually dated on and off for 2 years. They began dating once again after Jason Mesnick infamously dumped Melissa on national television.

Melissa has since gone on to excel on DWTS, and recently got a job as a correspondent on GMA (Good Morning America).

It seems being dumped by Jason might have been the best thing to ever happen to Melissa. Wondering what Jason is up to nowadays? He and Molly however seem to be making it work. The two were still a couple as of Late May.

melissa-rycroft-b_5DWTS alum, Melissa Rycroft has just landed a new job with ABC’s Good Morning America as a special contributor, reports Usmagazine.

Rycroft, a 26-year-old sales representative and former Dallas cowboy’s cheerleader — will appear on the morning show about eight times during the summer, “bringing lighthearted, uplifting and fun stories to GMA,” says a source.

Remember, Rycroft was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick on ABC’s The Bachelor finale this past spring. She danced her way as one of the finalist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

After the show ended, she told Us she didn’t have any plans.

“I’m not going to pursue anything right now,” she told Us, “but if things come my way I will look into them. Never say never!”

Following her outstanding performance on DWTS, we knew we haven’t seen or heard the last of Melissa.

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