Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor
Jason Mesnick got to know a lot of women during his stint as The Bachelor — but his young son didn't.
Mesnick, the first single dad to star in ABC's hit show, made sure his 3-year-old, Ty, never got to know most of the contestants, who included several single moms. He also didn't plan playdates with their kids, he told TVGuide.com in an interview just hours before the show's premiere. (It airs Monday at 8 pm/ET.)
Jason Mesnick, Renee, Treasure, Shelby and Naomi, The Bachelor
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His first marriage ended in divorce and last spring, DeAnna Pappas spurned him on The Bachelorette, so will the third time be the charm for Seattle single dad Jason Mesnick?
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Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor
The latest Bachelor has a fiancé — but could his son soon have a sibling or two?
Jason Mesnick, the first single dad in Bachelor history, has said he met the woman he plans to marry on the latest edition of the show, which premieres Monday, Jan. 5, on ABC.
The network announced the contestants Wednesday, and in another first for the show, they include four single moms. Two have daughters, one has a son, and one has a son and a daughter...
The upcoming season of The Bachelor doesn't begin until January 5, but Jason Mesnick is already hearing wedding bells.
"I'm engaged!" the new Bachelor star told People. "I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I'm completely in love."
The 32-year-old was shot down by The Bachelorette's DeAnna Pappas during July's season finale. "I really did fall in love with DeAnna," said Mesnick, who also added how "shocked" he was upon learning about Pappas' split from winner Jesse Csincsak. "I thought they ...
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Chris Harrison, DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelorette
It's a good time to be a Bachelorette: ABC's hit series is conducting its first search for a female star of the hit series, after years of choosing her from among the contestants who don't find a love connection on The Bachelor.
Chris Harrison, the host of both shows, talked to us recently about the search, and about the next season of The Bachelor, which returns with a two-hour premiere on Jan. 5. In another first, the women will compete for the affections of a single dad, last season's The Bachelorette runner-up Jason Mesnick. DeAnna Pappas rejected him in favor of snowboarder Jesse Csincsak, but the couple's relationship, alas, has come to an end.
The happily married Harrison, who also co-hosts Hollywood 411 on the TV Guide Network, talked about DeAnna and Jesse, whether you can find true love on TV, and whether we'll ever see a gay Bachelor or Bachelorette.
DeAnna Pappas by Kevin Foley/ABC
Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas with her newly betrothed love Jesse Csincsak by her side proclaimed that her second choice, Jason Mesnick, will make the "perfect catch."Pappas and Csincsak told the Yo on E! radio show that the new Bachelor would make a wonderful mate. As for the new crew of ladies who will vie for his attention, Pappas chimed in: "He needs... a woman who is down to earth and doesn't care about all the business going around, because Jason's normal." Mesnick definitely agrees with that statement. "I am just the most regular guy you could ever come across, and for this to be happening to me is unbelievable," he said. "All I am missing, really, is someone to share it all with. And what this gives me is a chance to find that."But the ladies won't have to worry about and DeAnna baggage. Mesnick said he will be bringing an open mind (and heart) to the table this season."I haven't dated at all since DeAnna," he said. "I wanted to give myself the time to heal so th...
Shayne Lamas and Grant by Adam Larkey/ABC
The wedding's off!Recently engaged TV-reality lovebirds Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas, of The Bachelor: London Calling, have called it quits after only two months of what was reportedly a rocky relationship.In a statement to People, they said, "We tried hard to make it work but we realized that we were both heading in different directions. We truly care about each other and will remain close friends."In the show's season finale in May, Grant gave Lamas (daughter of hunky soap star Lorenzo) his final rose and a big, sparkly ring.Wonder who gets to hawk the 2.85-carat diamond he proposed with? Nina Hämmerling Smith
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, The Bachelorette; Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado, The Bachelor
With the most recent installment of ABC's The Bachelorette ending in success, we've got to wonder: Why is it that The Bachelor seasons are 0-for-12 when it comes to resulting in marriage, and only 2-for-12 for couples who at least remained together? We decided to take a look back — at both shows — to see where they all are now.
Season 1: Alex Michel chose Amanda Marsh over Trista Rehn.Outcome: There was no proposal, and Alex and Amanda didn't last long at all.
Season 2: Aaron Buerge proposed to Helene Eksterowicz. Outcome: They broke up only weeks after the finale aired.
Season 3: Andrew Firestone, in a most romantic season-ender, popped the question to Jen Schefft. Outcome: The two remained engaged for a bit... but soon broke
Ivana Bozilovic and Andrew Firestone by Amy Graves/WireImage.com
Andrew Firestone, the Bachelor at the center of Season 3 of the ABC reality series, ended his real-life bachelorhood by wedding Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic on Saturday in Los Olivos, Calif., the central coast town where Firestone's family winery is based.Firestone had proposed in 2003 to his Bachelor pick, Jen Schefft, but the couple ended their relationship months later. Matt MitovichRelated: Feature Q&A: Bachelor Serves Up Wine, Avoids Cheese Bachelor Andrew Firestone Engaged to Model-Actress