Four months after she was dumped on national television, former Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft is engaged!
Rycroft's boyfriend, Tye Strickland proposed to the former Dancing With the Stars finalist in Dallas on Friday night, a source tells Usmagazine.com.
The newly engaged couple celebrated with 20 friends at Cretia's restaurant that night, a staffer tells Us.
"When they walked in, everybody stood up and clapped," the staffer says, adding that Rycroft looked "beaming happy."
According to the staffer, the 26-year-old Texas native and Strickland toasted with champagne and stayed until the restaurant closed at 2 a.m.
Rycroft and her insurance agent beau began quietly dating shortly after she was proposed to and then unceremoniously dumped six weeks later by Jason Mesnick in March.
"We've been really good friends, but the timing was never right," she told Us at the time. "With all this going on, he's my support system. It's funny how things happen."
The engagement comes a week after Rycroft started her new job on ABC's Good Morning America. She will appear on the morning show eight to 10 times this summer.
This past spring, when the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader competed on DWTS (she came in third place behind champ Shawn Johnson and runner-up Gilles Marini), Strickland was a fixture in the live audience.