Bachelor: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Jason Mesnick And Molly Malaney’s Relationship
Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are one of the few couples who met on The Bachelor and actually stayed together! Malaney was one 29 women competing for real estate broker Mesnick’s final rose on season 13. In a surprising twist of events, she became his runner-up. In the season finale, Mesnick got engaged to Melissa Rycroft. But by the time the After The Final Rose episode rolled around, he broke things off with Rycroft and asked for another chance with Malaney. She agreed, and they’ve been together ever since! In celebration of their relationship, let’s take a look at 9 things you probably didn’t know about them!
9. After the Final Rose Ceremony
This scenario was so shocking, some might think the whole thing was staged, but Molly actually had no idea that Jason Mesnick was going to dump final rose winner Melissa Rycroft and end up professing his love to her. “Molly kept looking at me to wonder if this is real. She thought — she really couldn’t assimilate what was going on, and that speaks to the fact that she had no idea when she walked on that stage what was going to happen,” said Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, while on Good Morning America. Rycroft, on the other hand, had known the relationship was over but had no idea Jason was going to reunite with Malaney.
8. Took Things Slow
Unlike other relationships that come from The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney decided to take things really slow. While Molly was thrilled that Jason decided to pick her in the end, she didn’t exactly run right back into his arms. In an interview with The Hollywood Gossip back in 2009, Molly said: “It wasn’t right away. We definitely had to have some serious discussions after all that. I needed to understand what happened with him and Melissa. I would say it was a couple weeks after we got past everything and got to a good place.” They also carried out a long distance relationship for about 10 months where they would only see each other every other weekend.