Who is dating melissa rycroft

25-Dec-2017 07:48

Bachelor alum Melissa Rycroft hasn’t crossed paths with her ex-fiancé Jason Mesnick since their disastrous breakup on After the Final Rose in 2009.

The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader opens up exclusively to Us Weekly about their brutal televised split and the fallout that followed.

Rycroft, 26, and Strickland, 28, were previously a couple but split shortly before she left to be a contestant on last year.

The couple rekindled in January, Rycroft told PEOPLE.

Then second runner-up, Jillian Harris, starred on .

She and Chicago software consultant Ed Swiderski got engaged on the season finale last May and are now living together in Chicago.

“Tye and I picked right back up,” Rycroft said shortly after getting engaged.

The two had a sip of wine before the show began, but ultimately raced to their seats, where they laughed at the performances before leaving the grab sushi and head home to daughter Ava.

"I mean, you always cringe when you have to talk about it.

It’s embarrassing, I think, for everybody involved.

"So, as cringeworthy as it is to look back and regret it and wish that it hadn’t happened, everybody got this happy ending." Nowadays, Rycroft and insurance broker Strickland are raising their children in Dallas and getting used to being a family of five, with the very recent addition of Cayson.

“I could not ask for a better third child," Rycroft tells Luckily, Ava and Beckett are great older siblings.

After splitting with Rycroft, Mesnick began dating runner-up Molly Malaney.