The 12-year-old franchise is built around a basic premise: One Bachelor or Bachelorette chooses from 25 contestants, with the promise of a proposal in the finale.
Drama often steals the spotlight from romance with the amount of catfights, name-calling, and tears that ensue.
"I have not talked to him since the day I left that stage.… "I wanted so badly to find love and wanted so badly to be that girl that he wanted that I didn’t really take time to be what I wanted. So, again, I don’t want to change the outcome or change anything that happened, but I would have told myself back then, ' It’s on you. Mesnick went on to marry Malaney in 2010 and the couple are now parents to 3-year-old daughter Riley.
Ask him questions, make sure this is a relationship that you want as well.'"She adds, "We went our directions. (Mesnick is also dad of son Ty, 11, from a previous marriage.) Rycroft married insurance agent"Jason and Molly were supposed to be together and they are happy now," the Dancing With the Stars season 15 champ tells Us.
In 2013, Mesnick and Malaney welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Riley.
In the world of unscripted television, only "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelor" claim to offer the most coveted prize of all, above money and fame: love.
I did it for free, I did it for fun, and I did it because I liked writing, and I loved making fun of this show.
Well, that all changed in late January 2009 when I got a phone call from a source telling me about a secret “After the Final Rose” taping that had happened a week earlier with Jason, Molly, and Melissa all attending.
He has a son, Ty, born in 2005 from a previous marriage.
Mesnick already has let the ending out of the bag: He's engaged. The cameras just don't matter to me at all," Mesnick told the P-I during a recent interview.
"When you are there with someone you care about, that's all that matters.
These unions are comprised of couples from different seasons that met on spinoffs or at franchise events. She went on to be the first Bachelorette, and she fell for sensitive firefighter Ryan Sutter.
The season ended with Ryan delivering a hand-written poem and a marriage proposal.