Rejected ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Melissa Rycroft Married at Last

Rejected The Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft finally snagged her man this past weekend. Rycroft and insurance agent Tye Strickland married on Saturday in Mexico.

Melissa Rycroft
Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft and The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick got engaged in the finale of the show’s 13th season. Rycroft was in for a shock, however, when Mesnick later dumped her on television in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney. Rycroft went on to appear on Dancing with the Stars and work as a correspondent for Good Morning America.

Rycroft may have been burned by love on The Bachelor, but she soon found a new beau in insurance agent Tye Strickland, whom she met at a friend’s birthday party. The two had previously dated before Rycroft appeared on The Bachelor and finally became engaged in June. “Tye and I picked right back up,” Rycroft said in announcing the couple’s engagement. “He’s my best friend.”

Jason Mesnick, meanwhile, announced his engagement to Molly Malaney last October. Mesnick told People magazine he is happy for Rycroft and said “she ended up with the person she was meant to be with.”

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Bachelor No More – Jason Mesnick Engaged to Molly Malaney

The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick has finally popped the question to second-choice girlfriend Molly Malaney. Mesnick initially rejected Malaney on The Bachelor for ‘winner’ Melissa Rycroft, only to change his mind after the finale.

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Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney on 'The Bachelor'

Last fall, Jason Mesnick sent Molly Malaney home on the finale of The Bachelor, selecting Melissa Rycroft as his chosen mate-to-be. In the follow-up After the Final Rose special, however, Mesnick shocked Bachelor fans by announcing he had made a mistake in choosing Rycroft.

After publicly dumping Melissa Rycroft on national television, Mesnick launched a long-distance relationship with the formerly rejected Molly Malaney. Mesnick currently lives in Seattle, while Malaney resides in Milwaukee.

According to People, Mesnick proposed to Malaney while on vacation with the department store buyer in New Zealand. The couple allegedly returned to New Zealand, where Mesnick originally dissed Malaney in favor of Rycroft so he could “do what he should have done the last time he was here and ask Molly to marry him.”

The couple reportedly landed the trip to New Zealand as part of a promotion for Tourism NZ. Malaney was allegedly thrilled over the proposal and accepted immediately.

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