If there's a void in your life where the Bachelor used to be, have I got a treat for you! ABC recently announced a month full of Bachelor and Bachelorette related events. Seriously, every Sunday and Monday night in January, BAM! Bachelor on your TV. ABC is calling it Juan-uary, cause they're clever like that.
The specials kick off on Sunday, January 5 with the Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo. Get an inside look at our newest Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, including an in-depth look at his life as a single dad in Miami. This special will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at the Bachelor's casting process and an introduction to few of the ladies vying for Juan Pablo's heart.
Juan Pablo's turn as the Bachelor begins on Monday, January 6. Juan Pablo, 32, is a former professional soccer player from Venezuela with a great sense of humor and a sexy accent. Yes, please. And I'll have seconds.
There aren't too many Bachelor success stories to be told, but Jason and Molly are one of the few couples who beat the odds. Sure, Jason initially proposed to Melissa Rycroft. He later had doubts and reunited with Molly. Jason and Molly are happy. Melissa and her husband Tye are happy. So… does it really matter now? Absolutely not.
Jason and Molly faced some extremely harsh criticism following their reunion, yet they managed to remain together. Jason and Molly wed in February 2010. They should write an e-book or something, How to Survive The Bachelor Media S**t Storm For Dummies. I digress. Baby news! “Our family is getting a little bit bigger!” Molly revealed to People magazine. “I’m into my second trimester and I feel really good.”
Though the wedding special, The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding, is set to air tonight on ABC, OK magazine was able to obtain exclusive photos of the event which took place on Feb. 27 at the Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif..
“It was the most incredible day,” Molly told OK!. The wedding was attended by 150 guests, including Bachelor alums – DeAnna Pappas and Jillian Harris. As we previously reported, Melissa Rycroft did not attend the ceremony.
“Our wedding was a moment of complete happiness,” said Molly who walked down the aisle in a $45,000 designer wedding gown.
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If you recall, Jason,33 famously proposed to Melissa, 26, on the Bachelor finale only to then dump her on the reunion show for Molly, 25.
Melissa has however previously said that she is “happy” for the two. The wedding ceremony will reportedly take place at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Bachelor alums Jillian Harris, Ed Swiderski, Trista and Ryan Sutter are expected to be in attendance.
As for what the wedding will be like? Molly revealed, “We don’t want an hour-long ceremony and assigned seating and fancy food. I’d rather have people walk away saying, ‘That was the most fun, badass wedding I’d ever been to!”
ABC is set to air the wedding as a two-hour special, The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding, on March 8.
According to InTouch magazine, there is already some drama brewing over the soon to be televised wedding of former Bachelor star Jason Mesnick and his fiance Molly Malaney.
The article reveals the couple is already fighting over some of the wedding details. Apparently, ABC wants a lot of the past Bachelor stars and contestants to be in attendance including Jason’s former fiance Melissa Rycroft, 26 — Jason’s first choice, who he dumped for Molly — and former BacheloretteDeAnna Pappas.
Molly, 25, is ofcourse not too happy about Jason’s former girlfriends attending her wedding, however it seems she might not get a say in this as ABC is controlling the wedding and the guest list as well. Molly is said to be fine with having former Bachelor stars at her wedding, with her only problem being with Melissa because “she thinks it will turn into a circus.”
DeAnna, who rejected Jason during her season as the Bachelorette, is however looking forward to the wedding despite Molly’s concerns. She tells In Touch, “I’ll be there with my boyfriend, Stephen,” she says. “I am so happy that Jason found Molly, as they really are the perfect couple.
In other news, Melissa has gotten yet another new job, as she will now be a part of the Entertainment Tonight crew. Melissa began working for ET this week when she covered the recording of the “We Are the World” remake for the syndicated entertainment news show. She’ll be covering premieres, awards shows and other events in the future, reports People.
The two-hour special titled “The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding” is set to air March 8. Shockingly enough, this will only be the second wedding in the history of the Bachelor franchise. The special will include Molly’s dress fitting, planning for the big day, bachelor and bachelorette parties and the ceremony. Past “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” couples and contestants will reportedly be on the guest list.
This isn’t the first time ABC has aired a Bachelor wedding. Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter, who met on “The Bachelorette” in 2002, also had their wedding televised on ABC. It proved to be a big hit as it drew more than 17.1 million viewers.
Jason and Molly’s upcoming wedding will mark the latest twist in the Bachelor’s narrative that’s extended through a couple of seasons of the Bachelor franchise. Jason was one of the final two bachelors on DeAnna Pappas‘ edition of “The Bachelorette.” He became the first single dad on “The Bachelor” after being dumped by DeAnna, and then proposed to Melissa Rycroftin the finale, only to change his mind and break up with Melissa on national television and instead choose Molly.
All seemed to end well as Melissa got married last December, and Jason and Molly got engaged back in October, 2009.
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In a new interview with SeattlePI, Molly Malaney opens up about her new life post The Bachelor. Molly talks about her recent engagement to Jason Mesnick, dealing with her new found fame, and settling down in Seattle with Jason, and his son Ty. Molly reveals that she and Jason are planning to get married within the next year.
Excerpts from Molly’s Interview below -
On Wedding Date – No. We haven’t had even a minute to think about the wedding. We haven’t even had one discussion about it. Now that things are slowing down, I think we’ll start talking. There are so many different factors: Is it going to be on TV? Is it going to be part of a magazine spread? Or are we just going to do it ourselves? It will definitely be in the next year.
On Dealing With Tabloid Attention – It’s amazing, seeing how personally invested people get. A lot of it, first of all, just with all the backlash that happened after the show, it was like, “Hello, people. It’s a television show!” Even today there’s still a small group of people who are still upset about it and still have animosity toward Jason and it’s just so strange to me.
I can’t say I regret going on the show or going through all the tabloid drama because I met the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with, which makes it worth it. And I think a lot of our success comes from having gone through all that negativity. I mean, it sucked. It totally sucked going through it, but it brought us a lot closer.
On Life With Jason – We are complete opposites. Oh my God. Two totally separate people. But it works. We disagree about any little thing. What to eat, how to rearrange the living room. But at the end of the day we love going to bed together and waking up next to each other and just being with each other. So our personalities definitely complement themselves. But he is so carefree and easygoing, doesn’t let a thing bother him. Everything just slides off. And he is such a glass-half-full kind of person. He always sees the positive side of everything. Whereas I am very square and safe and play by the rules, I’m very organized, and very consistent, so yeah — we’re very different. But we pull each other in the right direction. He eases me up a little bit and I kind of wrangle him in.
The coupon discusses their engagement details, as well as the hardships they had to go through in their relationship. Jason famously dumped his former fiance, Melissa Rycroft, on national television to begin dating Molly.
When asked why he dumped Melissa, Jason reveals, “Melissa is a great girl, but there wasn’t any chemistry,” he admits. “So I broke up with her after Christmas, about a month after we wrapped.”
Jason admits the controversial After the Final Rosetaping wasn’t the ideal time or place to try to rekindle things with Molly and win her back. “Obviously, I didn’t want it all on TV, but I had to take the chance if it meant getting her back. I’d rather have picked up the phone, trust me!”
Jason goes on to reveal a somewhat surprising tidbit when he says Molly gave up being the next Bachelorette to be with him. He tells US that show producers — a week after his ill-fated proposal to Melissa — “kept asking me if I thought Molly would make a good Bachelorette.”
He however realized he was “not willing to let Molly go on TV and have 25 guys fight over her.” If Jason’s story is to be believed, this would mean Jillian Harris was the third choice to be the Bachelorette, as Melissa also declined an opportunity to do the show.