Jason Mesnick Faced a lot of Backlash after dumping his final pick, Mellisa Rycroft on national television and admitting he’s still in love with Molly Malaney.
Now, after several years later, he reveals that there’s so much more to the story.
The ex Bachelor has opened up to The Huffington Post about what actually went down behind the scenes of the now-iconic moment, and it looks like he’s not the only one to blame.
He recalls that some of the creators spoke with him before the live ATFR, explaining they wanted Melissa as the next Bachelorette after the two had recently split off-camera.
“We need your help to have America feel for Melissa in the same way they felt for you when DeAnna [Pappas] dumped you,” he remembers them saying.
“We’re going to be giving up a lot,” he recounts them saying. “So we just need you to work with us in return.”
“Yet, what I did was I listened to the producers. I went against every moral, every bone, everything in my body.”
He admits, “I never stood up to them. I don’t know if I was afraid of the producers.”
“When I go back to it, I wish I would have stood my ground and never did anything that was against my morals or hurt anyone.”
“Everything is amazing now. We have a beautiful baby, and Ty is great. Molly and I are great,”
“When you have a great marriage and a beautiful child that comes from it, it’s hard to have any regrets about where we stand now.”