The reason Chris Harrison began describing The Bachelor as the “most dramatic” show on TELEVISION probably has a little something to do with Jason Mesnick and Molly Mesnick(née Malaney).
Jason, a then-single father from Seattle, initially appeared on season 4 of The Bachelorette in2008 While he was ready to get down on one knee throughout the season ending, DeAnna Pappas declined him and accepted a proposal from Jesse Csincsak (The twosome called it gives up in November 2008.)
The account executive, who shares son Ty with ex-wife Hilary Buckholz, went on to be called the lead for season 13 of The Bachelor, which premiered in January 2009.
After the drama unfolded onscreen in March 2009, Jason proposed to Molly that October.
” Melissa is a terrific girl, but there wasn’t any chemistry,” he informed United States Weekly at the time. “So I broke up with her after Christmas, about a month after we covered. Certainly, I didn’t desire it all on TELEVISION, but I needed to take the opportunity if it meant getting [Molly] back. I ‘d rather have picked up the phone, believe me!”
Melissa, for her part, reconnected with partner Tye Strickland after she was disposed by Jason. The twosome, who wed in December 2009, now have three kids. While the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is gladly wed, she opened up about how embarrassing it was to relive the drama when The Bachelor season 13 was contributed to Netflix in January 2020.
” I do not really need to go back since it’s so far away,” she told United States … I suggest, it’s just an awkward time that was recorded that people are getting to relive it once again.
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