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Jason Mesnick Biography

Jason Mesnick (full name: Jason Scott Mesnick) is an American reality television celebrity who was runner-up on season 4 of The Bachelorette. He was also featured on season 13 of The Bachelor.

Mesnick attended Lake Washington High School in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, Washington, and later joining the University of Washington.

Jason Mesnick Age

Jason Scott Mesnick was born on July 5, 1976, Cleveland, OH. Mesnick is 42 years old as of 2018.

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While vacationing in New Zealand in October 2009 , Mesnick asked Malaney to marry him and she accepted. The couple got married on February 27, 2010, in the Los Angeles suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes.The wedding aired in a two-hour special called The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding, on March 8, 2010.

Mesnick and Molly announced on October 12, 2012 that they were expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed their daughter,Rilet Anne Mesnick on March 14, 2013. Mesnick and his family reside in Kirkland, Washington.

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Jason Mesnick Ex Wife

Mesnick was previously married to Hilary Buckholz in 2003, and they divorced in 2007.

Jason Mesnick Son

Mesnick and Buckholz had a son, Ty, in 2005 and he retained custody of him even after divorcing with his mother.

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He competed on the fourth season of The Bachelorette, which began airing in May 2008. Mesnick was one of the suitors of DeAnna Pappas, and even proposed in the final rose ceremony before Pappas stopped him. He was then chosen to be featured on the 13th season of The Bachelor, which then began airing in January 2009.

Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft

On The Bachelor, he proposed and became engaged to Melissa Rycroft, a 25-year-old Dallas native and former squad member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

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Mesnick revealed that he changed his mind during the season’s finale. When Melissa was brought out, Mesnick broke up with her and she returned the engagement ring. Molly Malaney was then brought out and Mesnick asked for another chance. Molly accepted to offer him another chance.

Jason was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the day after the final episode, After the Final Rose, was aired. He stated that the chemistry was different between him and Rycroft. Kimmel asked Jason why he proposed marriage to Rycroft and Mesnick confessed that Rycroft was exactly what he wanted at the time, but he did not want to lead her on.

Melissa announced her engagement to a man she had been dating in Dallas in June 2009.

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Updated: Mar. 15, 2019

 Arie Luyendyk Jr. became the most hated man on social media when he blindsidedhis then-fiancé Becca Kufrin by breaking up with her on-camera in order to pursue his original runner-up, Lauren Burnham. Some viewers of The Bachelor called it the most dramatic moment in the franchise’s history. But for longtime fans, we’d been here before.

10 years ago, 17 million viewers watched as the Bachelor Jason Mesnick, so beloved from his turn on DeAnna Pappas‘ season of The Bachelorette, broke up with then-fiancé Melissa Rycroft because he couldn’t stop thinking about Molly Malaney, the woman he broke up with in New Zealand.

It was painful. It was awkward. It was riveting. And it went down as one of the most iconic moments in the ABC hit franchise’s 17-year history and the reality TV genre.

It was a decision so “monumental” in pop culture that his name was turned into a verb—pulling a “Mesnick”—and ironically, it helped pave the way for the future of the franchise when many viewers at the time vowed to never watch again.

In fact, the show debated talking about it during Colton Underwood season’s recent finale, with Robert Mills, ABC’s Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, telling E! News, “We were talking about it because it has been 10 years and those of us that have been here that long can remember it and we talked about how that was such a turning point.”

Before Jason, the 12 men who served as the Bachelor before him had either proposed or committed to a serious relationship with their final pick, with one glaring omission: Season 11’s Brad Womack, who became the most hated man in America when he ended his journey alone, dumping both of his final women (including DeAnna).

For Mills and other who were working on the show at the time of Brad’s first season (he returned as the lead in season 15), the filming of his After the Final Rose special when he didn’t end up giving out a final rose is still a moment that Jason’s decision “didn’t hold a candle to.”

“That was like nothing we’d ever experienced before. It was very dark, it was very heavy.”

And it was their most dramatic ending her, until Jason came along and made a “monumental” decision that “overshadowed” Brad’s controversial ending.

Given the outcry after Brad’s decision to not choose either woman, Jason felt “pressure” to deliver a proposal at the end of his season—just not from the public.

“I remember back on my show, I told them I wasn’t going to propose because it wasn’t the right thing…their response back then was like, ‘Oh, that’s not how it works. We always have a proposal. We’ve tried it without a proposal,'” Jason recalled in a phone interview with E! News, acknowledging the producers deserve credit for “growing” and allowing Colton’s journey to end without a proposal.

“It ends up being entertaining in a different way,” he said of the former NFL player and his winner Cassie Randolph just figuring out if they even want to be together IRL before committing to forever because of the pressure-cooker environment the Bachelor franchise puts relationships in.

While Jason said he felt he had to propose, the franchise has always denied putting pressure on the Bachelor to get down on one knee at the end of their season, with Mills theorizing the idea that someone has to get engaged stems from the need for the lead to be serious about the process.

“I think [that pressure] stems from if you’re saying you’re going to be the Bachelor or Bachelorette, you have to be serious about ‘if I find the right person I am at least entertaining the idea of settling down with someone,” he said. “It doesn’t mean marriage. You have to tell us that a soulmate or life partner or whatever you want to call it is in that room. Maybe it’s not, but at least you’re open to the idea of it.”

Adopted from: eonline.com

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