Before Bachelor Nation star Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped his last choose, Becca Kufrin, for his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, there was Jason Mesnick’s notorious breakup with Melissa Rycroft. Back in 2009, Mesnick selected to finish his engagement with Rycroft on dwell tv. He then pursued his second selection, Molly Malaney. But why did Mesnick and Rycroft break up so shortly after getting collectively on The Bachelor finale? Here’s what occurred past After the Final Rose.
Jason Mesnick picked Melissa Rycroft over Molly Malaney on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 13
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In The Bachelor Season 13, Mesnick selected Rycroft over Malaney. But after ending issues with Malaney, he utterly broke down.
“It hurts so bad to know that I’m breaking Molly’s heart,” Mesnick stated on the time. “She is somebody that I could see myself with forever.”
Nevertheless, Mesnick nonetheless proposed to Rycroft, and he or she accepted.
“I came into this looking for somebody exactly like you,” he stated. “I said to myself early that I don’t know if I could ever say goodbye to you. You make me happier than I’ve ever been my entire life. I’ve wanted to tell you something for a long time now. I am completely in love with you.”
Jason Mesnick broke up with Melissa Rycroft on ‘After the Final Rose’
While Mesnick’s season of The Bachelor ended with a proposal, it wasn’t a fortunately ever after for Rycroft. During the After the Final Rose particular, Mesnick and Rycroft broke up.
“Since this all ended, things have been different,” Mesnick stated “We’re not right for each other … Since [filming the show], the chemistry has been completely different.”
The actuality star additionally claimed he couldn’t cease interested by Malaney. So through the particular, Mesnick requested his runner-up if they may choose up the place they left off. Then Mesnick and Malaney obtained again collectively.
How Melissa Rycroft and Jason Mesnick actually felt about their breakup on ‘The Bachelor’
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After The Bachelor Season 13 wrapped, Rycroft and Mesnick confirmed their relationship wasn’t in one of the best place earlier than After the Final Rose was filmed. Rycroft even revealed the couple ended their romance earlier than taping the particular.
“I knew on the night time [of] After the Final Rose I wasn’t getting dumped,” Rycroft stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2009. “We had already ended the relationship, and that was mutual.”
That stated, Rycroft was left humiliated as a result of she didn’t find out about his emotions for Malaney.
“I wasn’t expecting him to be like, ‘Oh, yeah, peace out. I have feelings for Molly, I’ve been talking to her and I’ve been seeing her,’” Rycroft advised Us Weekly in 2017. “That was when I was humiliated. You could have at least warned a chick before he walked out here.”
Meanwhile, Mesnick claimed The Bachelor producers didn’t need him to inform Rycroft about Malaney. In 2017, he advised The Huffington Post:
We had damaged up earlier than all that. But the one factor [the producers] had requested me to not do was to not point out something about Molly. And so I didn’t do this. I by no means advised Melissa about my emotions about Molly. Melissa and I had been simply attending to know one another. It had solely been just a few weeks since we had been finished filming—about six weeks. If I’d have listened to my intestine and my coronary heart I’d have by no means listened to any producer.
Are Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft pals now?
Now, Mesnick and Malaney are married with two kids. Rycroft additionally obtained a contented ending with Tye Strickland and their three youngsters. Though it doesn’t look like Mesnick and Rycroft are pals today. In an interview with Us Weekly revealed in 2016, Rycroft revealed she hasn’t spoken to Mesnick since their break up on The Bachelor.
“I have not talked to him since the day I left that stage,” Rycroft stated. “It is what it is, it was a breakup. There really hasn’t been reasons to talk.”
She later added, “We went our directions. I don’t think we wish each other any ill will. We just moved on.”
Even so, Rycroft and Malaney nonetheless appear supportive of each other. In an Instagram post forward of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever, Rycroft revealed there’s no purpose to be upset about what occurred again in 2009.
“Please be kind,” Rycroft wrote. “ Jason and Molly are great people who have created a beautiful life together. And I’m right where I am supposed to be…and with who I was meant to be with.”
Then in a post of her personal, Malaney celebrated Rycroft.
“Life happens in weird ways, and it doesn’t always look pretty. But I know Melissa will be the first to say that she is exactly where she wants to be,” she wrote on Instagram. “I feel lucky that I got to know Melissa. We went through something together that no one else has ever experienced.”
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