Who says reality shows can't have happy endings?!?
Just five months ago, Jillian Harris was a woman dumped, Molly Malaney was a woman hated and Melissa Rycroft was a woman scorned. Now?
Jillian is moving in with Ed Swiderski; Molly is in a committed, solid relationship with Jason Mesnick; and Melissa is engaged, as well as thrilled for both her former competitors on The Bachelor.
When asked by Chris Harris on last night's After the Final Rose special on ABC, Rycroft had one simple answer about whether Mesnick chose the right mate in Malaney: "Yes."
It took many (or, really, just a few) months, but Melissa Rycroft, Molly Malaney and Jillian Harris have all found love.
Pressed about her infamous public dumping in March, Melissa admitted that it was tough.
"It's not easy being that person. It's hard to be that person because on one hand, there's the embarrassment factor. The other times that it happened in my life, it was private and I could cope privately," Rycroft told viewers. "This was very public. Everybody saw the hurt and they saw the crying, but it's definitely been something I’ve embraced and love, because my friends, family, everybody back home was right there to help me."
In the end, she added: "I think what everybody saw was one of the best things that has happened to me in my life."
It helps, of course, that Melissa has found a new man: fiance Tye Strickland.
"It's funny because it didn't start back up again as a romance," Rycroft said of how she fell for with her friend. "He had called me in early January, and during the whole Bachelor hoopla, he really, truly became my best friend, corny as it sounds. That's how that started up again."
We wish Melissa and Tye; Jillian and Ed; and Molly and Jason nothing but the best!