'Bachelor' Shock: Dumps Fiance For Runner-Up

'Bachelor' Shock: Dumps Fiance For Runner-Up-photo

In a remarkable, even shocking twist of fate, Bachelor Jason Mesnick chose and then dumped finalist/fiance Melissa Rycroft in the show’s season finale. He then took the opportunity to immediately pursue a relationship with the show’s runner-up Molly Malaney.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Mesnick ended the official Bachelor series proposing to Melissa and sending a tearful Molly off in the limo. But Melissa’s happy days with her Bachelor were short lived. In the six weeks since the finale wrapped, Mesnick had a change of heart and desired his Molly.

He broke the news of his change of heart to  Melissa in front of television cameras after their happy finale aired. While spending most of the time on the couch with watery eyes -  incidentally captured on camera -  and insisted that he “hated” himself, he still broke off the engagement. He said that his feelings had changed. Melissa dramatically handed back her engagement ring and then took off.

Cue more tears for the apparently tortured Mesnick.

Out came Molly who quickly forgave her man for being overlooked once. With the couch seat still warm from his former fiance’s butt, the previously engaged and tearful bachelor was making out on it with the woman he had sent away on the show’s finale.


Mesnick said he was “following my heart.”

“If some people don’t like it, I get that. It’s not the classiest or coolest thing in the world,” he explained, in one of the bigger understatements of the day.

Indeed, when Mesnick appeared on Jimmy Kimmel following the Bachelor, he took some hard knocks. Kimmel's other guest, Evangeline Lilly from Lost, said she didn’t want to stick around to meet him.

“I’m so disgusted by him I don’t want to be in the same city,” she told Kimmel. “I’m afraid he might turn to me and say, you know...”

What do you think? Was Mesnick following his heart and being truthful, or is he the biggest jerk of all time? Let us know in our poll below and our comments section!

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  • Sue
    Sue

    He is horrible!!!

  • gut
    gut

    whom?

  • jasonstinx08
    jasonstinx08

    Jason is so horrible for doing this to Melissa...I loved Jason and now I am not such a big fan, because I love Melissa more...I don't think Molly should have taken him back either...last week Melissa this week Molly next week DeAnna...come on Jason!!! I wonder how much money he made off of this...probably a couple thousand...stupid. :[ P.S. if Melissa is reading this I think your a very strong person for being able to take that and you shouldn't of had to go through that on T.V. :]

  • jasonstinx08
    jasonstinx08

    Jason is so horrible for doing this to Melissa...I loved Jason and now I am not such a big fan, because I love Melissa more...I don't think Molly should have taken him back either...last week Melissa this week Molly next week DeAnna...come on Jason!!! I wonder how much money he made off of this...probably a couple thousand...stupid. :[ P.S. if Melissa is reading this I think your a very strong person for being able to take that and you shouldn't of had to go through that on T.V. :]

  • jasonstinx08
    jasonstinx08

    Jason is so horrible for doing this to Melissa...I loved Jason and now I am not such a big fan, because I love Melissa more...I don't think Molly should have taken him back either...last week Melissa this week Molly next week DeAnna...come on Jason!!! I wonder how much money he made off of this...probably a couple thousand...stupid. :[ P.S. if Melissa is reading this I think your a very strong person for being able to take that and you shouldn't of had to go through that on T.V. :]

  • woodly
    woodly

    for real i just don't get it!!! i can't really judge jason i'm not God but one thing for sure i do think that it is unfair for mellissa to go through this on tv and yes i really liked jason until that stupid tv breakup thing maybe he's having problem with the IRS lol!

  • chelsey
    chelsey

    ok, i have rooted for jason since day one. and i rooted for him till all the way up to the events last night. now, i wasnt a fan of melissa nor molly but i truly felt the stronger connection with melissa and jason over molly. i think jason is a cop out. what make molly believe what jason just did to mellissa he wont do that to her? retard.

  • ashleybebs87
    ashleybebs87

    dude, what a prick. these shows are so stupid. half the time they don't even work out. what a waste of time. i don't understand how people can compete on something like this. u are competing with so many other people. how in the hell do you expect to find real love when there are so many other people looking for the same thing? these shows are such fakes, and jason is a loser. how can u can you play melissa that way, she is 10 times more better than molly. that's ok, she deserves better anyway. i mean shoot, he never left melissa at the alter, but this is just as bad. Jason, i hope you and Molly have a miserable relationship cus thats what you deserve. Molly is dumb as well, because if i was her i would feel as if i was left overs, that he wants to finish off, if that makes any sense. molly isn't pretty so i don't know what the big deal is about her.

  • huggybear0922
    huggybear0922

    how can he do this to melissa? that was so mean and he is a dbag. i liked him untill this . i hope his relationship goes south fast :(

  • Brenda
    Brenda

    Jason How much did ABC pay you do dumb Melissa on live TV ? You money hungry _ _ _ You are a looser! Hey I know what 2 FACED Molly can get you for X_MAS that is if you celebrate it, A BOX OF KLEENEX YOU BIG CRY BABY !!!!

  • Linda
    Linda

    Jason is a worthless cry baby! Shame on him. What a dumbass! You just love to be on T.V. for some attention don't you? Molly needs to get a life, she is nothing compaired to Melissa. Hopefully they will split up and both wind up lonely.

  • joseph
    joseph

    I laugh all the way...i thought it was really really funny especially when DeAna walk in...but i think it is a fair ending. Jason needs to publicly reverse the dumping.

  • Kayla
    Kayla

    I Think Jason did the right thing!!! i am happy he realized that he is better of with Molly!!

  • sfasd
    sfasd

    I feel the same way as Evangeline Lilly feels for him.

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