Although all three reality personalities learned that every rose has its thorns when Mesnick confessed his feeling to former fiancee Melissa Rycroft that his true soul mate was actually the woman he had let go, time has a way of healing all wounds. Rycroft, who waltzed her way into America’s heart as a contestant on Dancing with The Stars, became betrothed to Tye Strickland on June 26, 2009, leaving Mesnick and Malaney to continue their long-distance relationship.
As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and People magazine reports that the distance between Seattle and Milwaukee did little to deter the couple’s romance. On October 20, 2009, during a romantic getaway to New Zealand– the same place where their relationship once came to a tearful end– the bachelor mended the mistake he had made with a proposal. The pair have not announced a date for their impending I do’s.
Jason Mesnick with 25 bachelorettes at the start of the ABC reality series The Bachelor:
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