The good news keeps on coming for Melissa Rycroft. The former Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars contestant is now engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.
The two got engaged this weekend. It might seem rather quickly for The Bachelor fans, but the two have actually dated on and off for 2 years. They began dating once again after Jason Mesnick infamously dumped Melissa on national television.
Melissa has since gone on to excel on DWTS, and recently got a job as a correspondent on GMA (Good Morning America).
It seems being dumped by Jason might have been the best thing to ever happen to Melissa. Wondering what Jason is up to nowadays? He and Molly however seem to be making it work. The two were still a couple as of Late May.
Jillian Harris continues her search for true love tonight on The Bachelorette, as she continues to “date” the remaining 13 bachelors. I haven’t been blogging much about this show though I have been watching. Not sure if it has to do with the bad taste the whole Jason Mesnick/Melissa Rycroftfiasco left in my mouth, but this season hasn’t been as interesting to me.
While Jillian’s season has been a tad boring, the guys have yet to disappoint. Plus we finally get to find out tonight that one of the men actually has a girlfriend. Something about this reminds me of a VH1 dating show, so tonight’s episode should be GOOD.
And let’s not forget the very creepy bachelors casted for Jillian -
We’ll start with foot fetish enthusiast Tanner P. I mean wow – does he not see how extremely creepy he comes across? More importantly, how can Jillian not send this creeper packing? All he talks about is “sucking on some toes.” Does he even know what Jillian looks like? because he seems to solely (pun intended) focus on her feet during all their one on ones. Something tells me he is on some city’s sex offender registry.
And next we have David, who is in dire need of some form of anger management/therapy. The only thing that stands out about him is his loud mouth and multiple tattoos. He seems way more concerned with Juan than he is with Jillian. Still not sure why he made it his mission to bring down Juan.
Finally, we have 35 years old Juan, who is the most hated guy in the house. Are the guys simply jealous of him or do they have a valid reason for hating him? I’m not sure I know the answer to this, as these reality shows are able to get creative with the editing. From what I have seen, I don’t see any valid reason they have to hate him.
Recently eliminated contestant, Sasha touches on this topic in his new interview below -
On Juan, the Most Hated Man in the House: “The whole house was against him. It was like instantaneous. Everyone was on it, but David just hates the guy. He’s like, ‘He’s a snake. He’s this he’s that.’ He will bury himself. Everyone thought Juan was a spy, working for the show. He’ll kind of alienate himself, and then when he needs to be in the picture, he’ll look like he’s just one of the guys hanging out when in reality he wasn’t doing any of that.”
On David’s Anger Issues: “His dad had three heart attacks [by age] 50, so it just runs in the family. Some things just bug you. Dave just has a personal mission to almost destroy [Juan] and just make sure he doesn’t move forward in the process. Obviously, there are some anger-management issues going on.”
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Ex Bachelor star Jason Mesnick is finally opening up about his post Bachelor life, and even talks about his ex fiance, Melissa Rycroft‘s success on Dancing With The Stars. He also talks about Jillian Harris doing the Bachelorette.
Jason has pretty much kept a low profile until now. Jason along with his current girlfirend, Molly, opened up to Access Hollywood’sMaria Menounos (pictured above with them) about still feeling some heat over his very bad choice to dump publicly dump Melissa.
“I think the time for me when people have been negative is when like a girl – her boyfriend just broke up with her and they just look at me like it’s my fault,” Jason says “I’m sorry if you feel that way, but it’s not me! It happens every day and it wasn’t me, I promise.”
Jason and Molly claim they have yet to get used to the media spotlight and try their best to stay away from it, “We really stepped away from everything. That’s not why we did the show. That’s not why we did any of this,” says Jason.
And what do they think of Melissa’s being on DWTS? “I haven’t been able to watch, but a lot of people that I work with watch and they said she’s been doing a phenomenal job,” Molly said. “That doesn’t surprise me – she’s a great dancer.”
Jason says he is not surprised at Melissa’s success on the show, “When I found out she was on the show, I said I think she’s going to win it,” he added. “Because I know how passionate she is about dancing. I think it was a great fit.”
When asked if he had any advise for newBachelorette, Jillian Harris, Jason says “She doesn’t need any advice from me. She said that she was always looking for a best friend and I think that’s what she’ll look for and she’ll find.”
With his ex-fiance, Melissa Rycroft, being a front runner for this season’s DWTS, Jason Mesnick took a vacation this past weekend with both his girlfriend Molly, and his son Ty. The trio enjoyed the lovely scenery at the grand opening of the Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos resort.
According to this report, The Ex Bachelor star Jason and Ty arrived on Wednesday, with Molly joining them on Friday. They all left together on Monday (yesterday).
A source reports, “They were on the beach all day Friday building sand castles and making sand angels together. At dinner on Friday night, Ty and Molly were holding hands as she talked him through the buffet line.”
Molly was also seen wearing her birthday gift from Jason which is a diamond “M” necklace.
The finale of Dancing With The Stars aired last night with all 3 of the finalists bringing the heat! Melissa Rycroft talked to Us Magazine after Monday night’s final competition show. The former Bachelor star said, “Not confident, just happy. We wanted to get out there and have fun, and backstage we were just relaxed and having fun.
“This was kind of our last performance, and I felt like there was nothing to lose!” adds Melissa, who came in third place behind Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini, who tied for first.
While Melissa claims to not be a competitive person, she however makes it clear she still wants to win – “It took me awhile to [admit] because I’m not competitive,” says Melissa. “And I thought about it and who’s left, and then I thought, Shawn went to the Olympics because she wanted to win, Gilles goes into an audition wanting the role. So, I decided to think, ‘I wanted to win this!’”
So what are Melissa’s plans once this is over? “I’m going home to Texas, and I’m going to get a puppy!” she says. “Tye said he’d get me a dog if I made it to the finals, and now I’ve been telling everyone so he has to!” Tye is Melissa’s very cute boyfriend for those not aware.
I’m rooting for Melissa or Gilles. Who are you rooting for tonight?
Former Bachelorettestar Jen Schefft tied the knot this weekend in Chicago with her fiance Joe Waterman. The two got married at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago Friday night . Jen was previously engaged to Andrew Firestoneafter winning his season of the Bachelor.
“She looked beautiful,” said a guest who attended the wedding, held in a room overlooking Lake Michigan. “It was a very small wedding but very fun.”
The married couple, Schefft, 32, and Waterman, 35, had met on a blind date in February 2008. “We really get each other,” she told PEOPLE last year. “I guess it’s true things move fast when you meet the right person.” Good luck to the newlyweds.
ABC”s newest Bachelorette Jillian Harris needs to drum up some publicity for her upcoming show so she’s decided what better way to do that than to publicly root for ex-bachelor star Melissa Rycroft. They both were unlucky in their search for love with Jason Mesnick.
Melissa has made her way to the final 3 on Dancing With The Stars and Jillian makes it clear she is Team Melissa all the way. “We are such huge supporters of each other,” Harris tells of Melissa, with whom she “became really good friends on The Bachelor.” “I’m so proud of her. I wish I could watch her but I’m so busy with [The Bachelorette]. But I’m rooting for Melissa.”
The feeling is very mutual according to Melissa, who thinks Jillian will make a great Bachelorette, “She’s probably one of the most genuine and down-to-earth girls that I know. I absolutely adore her.” The new season of The Bachelorette premieres May 18 on ABC.
Cowboy Ty Murray is the latest star to get the boot from Dancing With The Stars the week before the finale. Ty is however happy to have simply made it this far, saying, “I can’t tell you how happy I am,” Murray said laughing after the show. “I don’t have to learn any more dances.”
Ty goes on to make it clear that he has no regrets in having done the show, “The whole reason I did this show is because it was nice for cowboys to be represented in something so pop culture, and this show did in spades,” Murray said. “For me to be able to do this is a fantastic opportunity. You don’t realize how big something like this is until you’re on a show that 25 million people watch.”
And how does Ty’s rookie dancing partner, Chelsie Hightower, 19 feel about all of this? “I don’t know that I expected us to do this well and I couldn’t be happier,” Hightower added. “I feel great about the run we had and I feel great about leaving right now. It was a great season.”
The three remaining stars including — actor Gilles Marini, Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson — will compete for the season eight mirror-ball trophy next week!