The rationale Chris Harrison began referring to The Bachelor because the “most dramatic” present on TV most likely has a bit of one thing to do with Jason Mesnick and Molly Mesnick (née Malaney).
Jason, a then-single father from Seattle, first appeared on season 4 of The Bachelorette in 2008. Whereas he was able to get down on one knee throughout the season finale, DeAnna Pappas rejected him and accepted a proposal from Jesse Csincsak. (The twosome known as it quits in November 2008.)
The account government, who shares son Ty with ex-wife Hilary Buckholz, went on to be named the lead for season 13 of The Bachelor, which premiered in January 2009. Whereas he initially picked Melissa Rycroft to be his spouse, Jason modified his thoughts after proposing. The present then moved up the usually stay After the Last Rose taping so Jason might break up with Melissa and inform Molly, the runner-up, he wished to be together with her.
After the drama unfolded onscreen in March 2009, Jason proposed to Molly that October.
“Melissa is a good lady, however there wasn’t any chemistry,” he informed Us Weekly on the time. “So I broke up together with her after Christmas, a few month after we wrapped. Clearly, I didn’t need all of it on TV, however I needed to take the possibility if it meant getting [Molly] again. I’d slightly have picked up the telephone, belief me!”
Melissa, for her half, reconnected with boyfriend Tye Strickland after she was dumped by Jason. The twosome, who wed in December 2009, now have three children. Whereas the previous Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is fortunately married, she opened up about how embarrassing it was to relive the drama when The Bachelor season 13 was added to Netflix in January 2020.
“I don’t really want to return as a result of it’s so distant,” she informed Us. “Nonetheless, in fact, I’m getting despatched screenshots, and memes, and stuff that individuals are actually watching and discovering. I had, like, the poof in my hair. I used to be sporting tank tops and scarves, it was a multitude. There was no YouTube to indicate us contour, or do make-up. … I imply, it’s simply an embarrassing time that was documented that persons are attending to relive it once more. … Tye watched it the primary time round, which was his mistake, so he has these photographs ingrained in him endlessly.”
Join Us Weekly’s free, every day e-newsletter and by no means miss breaking information or unique tales about your favourite celebrities, TV reveals and extra!
Scroll by to revisit Jason and Molly’s love story.