Your name doesn't get turned into a verb for nothing, and single dad Jason Mesnick is responsible for delivering the franchise's most iconic and defining moment to take, when he first got engaged in the finale to winning contestant Melissa Rycroft before admitting during the After the Final Rose special that he was in fact in love with the runner up, Molly Malaney. Jason's change of heart ultimately proved to be the right call, as Jason and Molly later exchanged vows in a televised wedding in 2010 and the couple recently reflected on the 10-year anniversary of the switch scandal and why they still continue to make appearances from time to time at Bachelor events despite the ordeal.
"Time heals all wounds," Jason, now 43 and still working as a real estate agent, told E! News. "I think if you were going to get really raw with every single person who was the Bachelor or Bachelorette...[they] would say, 'They did this. They did that.' We all have the same story, maybe different details through everything. At the end of the day, you all come back!"
The couple, who recently celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary, lives in Seattle with their daughter Riley, 7, and Ty, Jason's son from his first marriage who is now a teenager and has watched his dad's season, which he appeared on.
"Let's pretend YOU were 'The Bachelor' and your 15-year-old son just discovered your season on Netflix…" Jason shared on Instagram in December 2019. "Do you: A.) Let him watch it? B.) Ship him off to Switzerland for a few years until it comes off Netflix."