The Bachelor: Melissa Rycroft Accepts Jason Mesnick's Apology
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
It seems that Melissa Rycroft has found closure amidst The Bachelor fiasco that has recently plagued the media.  Love searcher Jason Mesnick proposed to Rycroft during The Bachelor finale but was later dumped for runner-up Molly Malaney on national TV.

During The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Melissa felt backstabbed and called Jason a “bastard” after learning that he was still in love with Molly, even though he had repeatedly told her that Molly wasn't the reason for their breakup.  Subsequently, Jason endured plenty of lashing and mocking from fans of The Bachelor.  On the other hand, he spent last week expressing his regret over the public display of rejection.

"I accept the apology. Forgive, forget," Melissa Rycroft told Extra.  "I'm moving on. And I'm away from that situation, in a new relationship and a new life, really."

At present, Melissa is focusing on the future, which includes her present stint on Dancing with the Stars.  She made her debut last night, the most watched premiere ever in the show's history, and scored a 23 out of 30 in her very first performance with professional dance partner Tony Dovolani following a mere hours of rehearsals.

"You're just a beautiful dancer," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said of Melissa performance.

Nancy O'Dell, whom Melissa replaced due to injuries, gave Melissa a standing ovation for her elegant waltz.  You can read more about Melissa's performance in this recap article.

Judge Bruno Tonioli, on the other hand, proclaimed, “Jason is a loser!”

Furthermore, Melissa has also waltzed into the arms of another man she has known for two years and dated off and on.  Ironically, his name is Ty, also the name of Jason's son and Dancing contestant Ty Murray.

Fans can catch Melissa Rycroft on Dancing with the Stars next Monday, March 16 at 8pm on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Extra
(Image courtesy of ABC)