Water under the bridge? Former Bachelor star Jason Mesnick dished to a fan that ex Melissa Rycroft is “happy” years after their rocky split after the reality show. The reality stud got engaged to Melissa during the finale of season 13 in 2009. However, shortly after, he changed his mind, dumped her and got engaged to the runner-up, Molly Malaney. The two are still married today and he claims that everything ended up A-OK with everyone.
The 43-year-old Bachelor Nation alum dished that his 15-year-old son recently discovered his season of The Bachelor on Netflix and asked fans on Instagram on December 15 if he should be allowed to watch it. Of course, this brought all sorts of nostalgia into the comment section. “Your season was my favorite. Felt bad for Melissa but it all worked out in the end,” one follower wrote. “She’s happy and you are happy and that’s all that matters.”
Jason definitely agreed with the sentiment and responded, “Thank you! We are all happy now!” Both of the exes appear to be doing great these days. Jason and Molly officially got married in 2010 and share their 6-year-old daughter, Riley. The former leading man’s son, Ty, is from his previous marriage.
As for Melissa, 36, after her tumultuous stint on the reality show, she went on to compete on Dancing With the Stars where she came in third place. She’s now married to Tye Strickland and they have three kids together — Ava, Beckett and Cayson. The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader gushed over her supportive hubby for their anniversary on December 12. “A decade of marriage! From the calm to the chaos — I love the life we’ve built together!! Cheers to us!” she wrote on Instagram. Aw, too sweet!
It seems as though Jason has always been trying to move on from the awkward ending of his season. Back in 2017, he gave an update on his family’s life and confessed that he doesn’t wish things went any other way. “Everything is amazing now,” he dished to the. “We have a beautiful baby, and Ty is great. Molly and I are great. When you have a great marriage and a beautiful child that comes from it, it’s hard to have any regrets about where we stand now.”
All is well that ends well. Right, Jason?