Melissa Rycroft Strickland's publicist says the reality TV personality has given birth to a daughter in Dallas.

Ava Grace Strickland is the first child for Strickland and her insurance-agent husband, Tye, who married in 2009.

"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," Strickland said in a statement issued to Wednesday.

She is best known for her appearances on TV's "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelor" as well as co-hosting "Bachelor Pad."