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Tye Strickland and Melissa Rycroft Welcome a Daughter

TV Personality Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland attend the Maxim Party Powered by Motorola Xoom on Feb. 5, 2011, in Dallas. Getty

(CBS) It's a girl for former "Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Melissa Rycroft Strickland.

She and her husband, insurance agent Tye Strickland, welcomed daughter Ava Grace on Wednesday afternoon.

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Her rep confirmed the news to People magazine, which reported that mother and child are resting comfortably. The baby girl, born in Dallas, weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz.

"Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl," Rycroft Strickland, 27, said in a statement.

The reality star was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick after the two became engaged on "The Bachelor." She then went on to finish in third place on the 8th season of "Dancing with the Stars."

She and Strickland married in Mexico in December 2009.

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