We all know how things ended on The Bachelor 13. Single dad Jason Mesnick proposed to Melissa Rycroft and then dumped her to be with runner-up Molly Malaney. It was indeed a sad and controversial chapter that played out on national television. Gradually, however, the distinguished participants of the reality dating show were able to move on: Melissa joined Dancing with the Stars where she came in third place and has moved on to the arms of another man, while Jason and Molly's relationship has seemingly endured all odds. As for fan favorite Jillian Harris, who came in third on The Bachelor, she's now looking for love as the new star of The Bachelorette. In spite of everything that's happened, Jason believes that it all worked out for the best.
"We're in such a better place right now. I think anybody who was associated with that show, especially the last four of us - Jillian, Molly, me and Melissa - we're all in a place where I think we should be," Jason told Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos. "You can't mess with fate. Fate is what it is. We're all exactly where we need to be."
But whether he likes it or not, Jason will always be remembered for as the man who pulled the switcheroo on the "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelor.
"I think the time when people have been negative is when, like, a girl's boyfriend just broke up with her and they look at me like it's all my fault ...I'm sorry if you feel that way, but it's not me! It happens every day and it wasn't me, I promise," he said.
Though he's learned so much from The Bachelor
, Jason won't be sharing any advice to Jillian, who has recently narrowed down her search for Mr. Right from 30 suitors down to 20 on The Bachelorette.
"She doesn't need any advice from me," he said. "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."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Access Hollywood(Image courtesy of jasonsplace.com)