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.
ABC has just released new details about the upcoming season of The Bachelorette starring Jillian Harris. The biggest change coming this season is that Jillian gets to pick from a pool of 30 men instead of the usual 25!
Jillian will have to eliminate 10 men the first night. The show is now set to premier on May 18th. Below are some details of what is to come this season –
Jillian will be the first person in the history of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to have 30 suitors to select from. The original group of 25 men quietly seethes as the additional guests get their time with the Bachelorette. One bachelor reveals that he is secretly obsessed with Jillian’s feet, while a wealthy businessman impresses her with his laid-back confidence. In the end, Jillian presents her “first impression” rose to the man who managed to stand out in the crowd of eligible contenders.
Three of the bachelors will get to live in the mansion with Jillian, with the rest living together in an unspectacular bunkhouse down the hill.
In one of the episodes, the bachelors must vote for the man they’d most like to send home – much to one stunned and unhappy bachelor’s dismay.
Jillian will have some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate dates in California, Hawaii, Canada and Spain.
Jillian takes one lucky man on her ultimate dream date: a private concert by Grammy Award-winner and four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
The Bachelors will be announced soon with one of the 30 men being rumored to be a single dad from Dallas named Tanner. No word yet on how far he makes it.
Defying all odds, The Bachelor’s Jason and Molly continue to their relationship work. The couple rumored to be splitting just weeks ago are apparently still going strong.
An article from OnMilwaukee states that the couple was recently offered a free hotel stay at the Iron Horse Hotel in downtown Milwaukee which is Molly’s hometown, and they accepted. We’ll continue to see if these two can make it work in the long run.
Jason’s ex fiance whom he publicly dumped Melissa Rycroft also continues to go strong with her new beau Tye as we reported last week.
Eat your heart out Jason! Melissa has clearly moved on as she shows of her new boyfriend Tye Strickland at a red carpet event this week.
The new couple walked their first red carpet together at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood party Wednesday. The two walked hand in hand as Melissa was being honored for her new glam style since her breakup with Jason. “I feel like I am a normal girl in L.A. now!” said Melissa who was also spotted practicing some moves with her DWTS partner Tony Dovolani in their booth throughout the night. “It’s weird. It’s awesome. It’s so surreal.”
Kudos to Melissa as Ty seems to be a definite upgrade from Jason.
Is the Bachelor curse about to strike again? Seems like it. According to a new report, Jason and Molly are on the verge of breaking up! And the break up could be happening as early as this weekend.
According to a close friend, Molly Malaney, 24, is no longer enamored with Jason – and is considering breaking up with him over Easter weekend, when the two plan to meet up in his home city of Seattle. A Molly and Jason split would bring the Bachelor tally to an incredible 0 – 13! With the Bachelorette TristaSutter being the only one to find success on the show.
The friend goes on to say, “The more she sees Jason, the less she likes him.” Supposedly Molly doesn’t trust Jason after the way he dumped Melissa nationally. Plus she also feels she was his second choice. Only time will tell if this report is actually true.
The Bachelor’s 2nd runner up Jillian Harris is currently filming The Bachelorette and is about halfway through filming. The filming began just 4 weeks after the shocking/infamous “After The Final Rose” episode.
Jillian’s mom Peggy states, “It was a first, what happened with Jason, and I think it will make her more aware. What she learned was to be really careful when choosing. It will put more pressure on her.” The Canadian Bachelorette will have a pool of 25 men to pick from. The Bachelorette is set to premier on ABC next month.
Melissa is on the cover of this week’s People Magazine and she opens up about her heartbreak, and new found celebrity.
On meeting American Idol Judge Randy Jackson – “He was like, ‘Heeeeeeey, how are you?” And, then, of course, it happened: Jackson pulled her into a big bear hug. “Just three months ago I was on the other side, I am so not a celebrity.”
On getting over her heartbreak – Melissa tells People she intended to spend months getting over her Bachelor heartbreak. “I go through stages, I will shut down and lock myself in my room. And then I’ll get to the point where I can’t be by myself and I have to be around other people all the time. Otherwise I’ll drive myself nuts crying. I cry it out. Then one day I wake up and go, I’m okay.”
More of Melissa’s interview can be seen in this week’s People magazine issue.
A month after Jason Mesnick did the unthinkable by dumping his fiance – Melissa Rycroft on national television, people continue to have strong opinions on his actions. Ex Bachelor Matt Grant recently spoke out and says Jason’s decision was not smart.
Matt told People, “This guy kind of committed suicide. He’s a nice man. I’ve met him quite a few times. But I think he should have gone about it differently.” We couldn’t agree more with Matt. Why any man would think it’s okay to dump your fiance in front of the world is beyond us.
Matt however gives credit to Jason for owning up to his mistake. “Ultimately, he had the [guts] to say, ‘I screwed up.”
Matt is now dating his publicist Sarah Robarts. He ended his relationship with his bachelor pick and fiance Shayne Dahl Lamas last year.