"I got engaged this weekend! It was a complete surprise," said the rejected The Bachelor bachelorette and former Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant during a Tuesday morning phone interview on ABC's Good Morning America, for which she is currently working as a correspondent.
In addition, Rycroft also confirmed details about the proposal -- including that it occurred privately on Friday night in Southlake, TX before the couple celebrated in public with family and friends.
"He kind of took me on a wild goose chase on Friday night," said Rycroft on GMA. "He ended up taking me to a little, quiet place in Southlake, TX and doing it privately. Then we went and met-up with our parents and friends."
Rycroft said she and Strickland met "about three years ago at a mutual friend's birthday party" before they dated "on/off."
The couple was off when Rycroft appeared on The Bachelor's thirteenth season, which filmed last fall.