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As we reported yesterday, The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney gave an interview on Good Morning America this morning on ABC.

In the two minutes of their interview not devoted to replaying The Bachelor season finale or plugging J-Mes' single parent web community Jason's Place, we learned the following pieces of information from the cute couple ...

  • Molly has dyed her hair darker and straightened it. She looks great!
  • Jason admits he "did a terrible thing" dumping Melissa Rycroft on TV.
  • He has not spoken to Melissa Rycroft since rumors emerged that their breakup was scripted - who would have ever imagined that.
  • Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney still live in different cities (Seattle and Milwaukee) but get together at least every other weekend.
  • Molly Malaney is getting along well with Jason's four-year-old son, Ty.
  • Asked if they're getting married, Jason said "absolutely, someday." 

In other words, don't hold your breath, but they're happy!

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Quite a week for the stars of the most recent season of The Bachelor:

  • Melissa Rycroft got engaged to Tye Strickland.
  • Jillian Harris narrowed her collection of suitors to four, while some intriguing Bachelorette spoilers are surfacing as the season winds down.
  • Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who ended up together after a finale in which he first chose Rycroft, will be on Good Morning America.

Interestingly, Melissa Rycroft recently signed on as a special contributor for Good Morning America. No word on whether she'll also be on the show Thursday.

Jason and Molly Wedding

For Jason and Molly, who are still together and happy as ever, it's been a (thankfully) low-key last couple of months since the season finale of The Bachelor.

If you recall, Jason got engaged to Melissa, then broke up with her, and began dating Molly. This unfolded on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" special.

Fans were enraged at this, even though the breakup of Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft took place before the special, but he and Molly stayed strong.

Content to fly under the radar this spring after a high-profile courtship on The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney have spent time in both Seattle and Milwaukee, where they respectively live, and took a nice Turks and Caicos vacation.

Could an engagement be in the works soon?

Maybe they'll have some big news to reveal tomorrow. Either way, it will be great to hear what these two have been up to. We think they're a great couple.

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Justifiably or not, Jason Mesnick will always be remembered as the man who pulled the switcheroo on the "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelor.

And while he is a few months removed from his stint on reality TV, Jason still must fend off Bachelor backlash for breaking up with Melissa Rycroft.

On the aforementioned special, he was seen dumping Melissa (though it was over between them prior to that), for another chance with Molly Malaney.

"I think the time when people have been negative is when, like, a girl's boyfriend just broke up with her and they look at me like it's all my fault ..."

"I'm sorry if you feel that way, but it's not me! It happens every day and it wasn't me, I promise. I didn't put him up to it," the single dad protests.

Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos Maria caught up with Jason and Molly in Turks & Caicos, where the couple was enjoying a weekend mini-vacation to celebrate the grand opening of Beaches Turks & Caicos' New Italian Village.

The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick ended up with Molly Malaney, while Melissa Rycroft, left, and Jillian Harris, both of whom went on to further reality TV stardom.

After spending months being hounded by cameras for The Bachelor, have the two gotten used to life in the spotlight? Or are they happy to be free of it?

"I don't think you can ever get used to the cameras being on you," Molly Malaney, who still lives in Milwaukee but is mulling a move to Seattle, admitted.

"We really stepped away from everything. That's not why we did the show. That's not why we did any of this," the father of four-year-old Ty added.

As has become customary, once The Bachelor ends, one of the jilted lovers lands their own show - as is the case with new Bachelorette star Jillian Harris.

So does Jason have any advice for Jillian, who made it to his final three last season before he selected Melissa and Molly as his final two?

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Ever since The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick broke things off with her on the show's "After the Final Rose" special, Melissa Rycroft has done nothing but win fans (and votes, and many celebrity news headlines) on Dancing With the Stars.

But where has Molly Malaney been? What about Jason himself?

Try living it up in the Caribbean. Jason, Molly and his four-year-old son, Ty, are at the grand opening of the Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos resort!

Jason and Ty, whose mom is Jason's ex-wife Hilary Mesnick, came Wednesday while Molly joined them on Friday (they are all heading back home today).

Jason and Molly Photo

"They were on the beach all day Friday building sand castles and making sand angels together," a source reports to E! Online. "At dinner on Friday night, Ty and Molly were holding hands as she talked him through the buffet line."

Molly Malaney has also been wearing her birthday gift from Jason Mesnick: a diamond "M" necklace. Somehow we get the feeling these two will never break up.

The happy trio is staying in the Parlor Suite, which features two bedrooms, dining and living rooms along with flat-screen TVs and a kid's room with Xbox.

Click to enlarge some of Jason and Molly's classic moments ...

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Jillian Harris says her hot tub scene with Jason Mesnick made her dad's jaw drop on The Bachelor, but she's not clearing the air about what happened.

In fact, the newly-minted star of the new season of The Bachelorette calls a query about the liaison "probably the most inappropriate question ever."

"I'm normally a really open girl about these things, but I mean, it's one of those things that anybody can assume that if I had a steamy make-out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub that him and I quote-unquote did it," she said.

"We can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in the history of the show has done it with people. I think being a 30-year-old grown woman who is successful in her career and has a great background with great morals and values, people can take a look at me and who I am as a person and they're entitled to their opinion."

"I was actually waiting for that question. It's funny how it fires me up because I am doing something that's very public. But let's say I had slept with Jason. Then I don't think that's anybody's business. And let's say I hadn't. That also is nobody's business."

The hot tub hookup with Jillian was one of three close encounters Mesnick shared with the final competitors on The Bachelor in New Zealand.

He eventually said goodbye to Harris, setting up the season finale in which he chose Melissa Rycroft, only to break up with her for Molly Malaney.

Whatever happened in that hot tub - again, she's not saying - Jillian Harris harbors no ill will toward Mesnick or the aforementioned females.

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Is another Bachelor breakup just around the corner?

Recent reports of lovebirds Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick getting to know each other and basking in the afterglow of their unique Bachelor love story are contradicted by a new article in In Touch Weekly, suggesting a split is imminent.

According to a close friend cited by In Touch, Molly Malaney, 24, is no longer enamored of the single father - and is considering breaking up with him over Easter weekend, when the two plan to meet up in in his home city of Seattle.

If they don't get married, that would make the show an impressive 0-for-13. And according to someone claiming to be close to Mesnick, that's looking likely.

“The more she sees Jason, the less she likes him” a friend reveals.

No way that's true - have you seen his abs??

The supposed "friend" adds that Molly doesn’t trust Jason Mesnick after what he did to Melissa Rycroft, the 25-year-old he initially gave the final rose to on The Bachelor, then dumped for Molly on the "After the Final Rose" special.

“Let’s face it, (Molly) was his second choice,” a second source says of runner-up Malaney and Rycroft, who went on to shine on Dancing with the Stars.

“He has a history of being fickle.”

It has also been rumored that Molly, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., who now lives in Milwaukee, isn’t prepared to relocate to Seattle to be with him.

“Jason expects her to quit her job and move,” the source says. “Molly’s not giving up her life unless she’s 100 percent sure that he’s committed.”

Right now, the relationship is shaky at best. The two talk via Skype almost every night on the computer, but the source says she hasn’t gone to Seattle to visit Jason, since March 3 - and hasn’t seen his son Ty, 4, since the show’s finale.

“It’s make-or-break time,” the friend explains.

Think they'll last? Guess all we can do is stay tuned. In the meantime, click to enlarge some photos of Jason and Molly, and of a spurned Melissa ...

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Talk about a tough act to follow.

Single father Jason Mesnick's starring turn on The Bachelor was already the reality show's best-rated in years before he chose Melissa Rycroft on the finale, then dumped her for runner-up Molly Malaney on the "After the Final Rose" special.

After the dust settled, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney resumed their normal lives and seem happy getting to know each other in their relationship, while Melissa Rycroft has become a sensation on a second ABC show, Dancing with the Stars.

The Bachelor is going to need a heck of an encore.

Jason and Melissa: The Bachelor

Seriously, how do you top that if you're ABC? Who should even star? No idea who the 14th star of The Bachelor will be when the show returns next season, but we put together a short list of folks we'd love to see follow in Jason's footsteps:

Barron Hilton. Rich and ready to get his $h!t started.

Adam Lambert. Forget handing out roses; the American Idol favorite will toss them from a stage as he serenades the ladies lucky enough to remain by his talented side.

Brody Jenner. Okay, so he's already seeing Jayde Nicole nude every night. Not a lot he can do to top that. But things happen, and if it were to go south between The Hills star and the Playmate of the Year, what better way to rebound?

Alex Rodriguez. Think of how many Bachelor records the Yankees star could shatter - manliest-looking babes ever to make the final two, most time preening before dates, trips to second base in hot tub, home runs in the fantasy suite, etc.

Chris Harrison. The Bachelor host-pimp is a great master of ceremonies, but he really needs to get in on some of the action, don't you think? Imagine this "After the Final Rose" stunner: he's been married for 15 years ... and is staying with his wife!

Which of these stars should be the next Bachelor? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your own suggestion (serious or otherwise) ...

 

Chris Harrison Pic

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It's been four weeks since Jason Mesnick dumped Melissa Rycroft for Molly Malaney on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" special. It was a stunning TV event, but all parties have moved on and seem to be happy with where they are in life.

That hasn't stopped Jason's Bachelor predecessor, Matt Grant, from sharing his unsolicited, boring two cents on the season finale almost a month later.

Specifically, Mesnick's move of going off-script and unceremoniously breaking up with Rycroft and romancing runner-up Molly was not smart, Grant says.

“This guy kind of committed suicide,” Matt Grant opined at The 23rd Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. “He’s a nice man. I’ve met him quite a few times. But I think he should have gone about it differently.”

  • Shayne Dahl Lamas
  • Jason and Molly: The Bachelor

Seen here with interim fiancee Shayne Lamas, Matt Grant is critical of Jason Mesnick for his Bachelor actions, but acknowledges that it took guts to follow his heart.

The world is still watching anxiously as Mesnick and Malaney continue their courtship while the jilted Rycroft struts her stuff on Dancing with the Stars, keeping an eye on everything as the three resume life away from The Bachelor cameras.

Matt Grant, however, does give Mesnick credit for facing up to his mistake early on. “Ultimately, he had the [guts] to say, ‘I screwed up.’”

The London native, who says he’s still dating his publicist Sarah Robarts - admits he was lucky in his role on The Bachelor: London Calling. “I had an easy ride. I had a great group of women; we all just got on fairly well.”

Grant proposed to that skank Shayne Lamas but their engagement ended in July of last year after she reportedly cheated on him numerous times.

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He caught a lot of flak for dumping Melissa Rycroft on the "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelor, but his passion for this cause has never wavered.

When he's not "grilling out" with Molly Malaney or working in his day job, Jason Mesnick is dedicating his time to helping single parents across the country.

How Ironic

To make sure single moms and dads have a repository for all the info and resources they can find, Jason Mesnick is building a new website, Jason's Place.

Jason Mesnick and son Ty at the zoo. Everybody together, in unison: Aww.

J-Mes writes: "These past few years have been a roller coaster for me and I assume for you as well. Life has led me to a place where I truly want to be able to reach out and share experiences with a group of people that I genuinely relate to and care about."

"My goal is for Jason’s Place to become the most trusted place for single parents to come for advice, connections, honesty, and even a laugh."

But you don't have to be a single parent to enjoy the site. There will be pics, videos, and updates on how Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are doing.

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It’s been nearly a month since Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney sparked both shock and outrage by rekindling their romance from on national TV - at the expense of Jason’s jilted fiancée from The Bachelor season finale, Melissa Rycroft.

So how are Jason and Molly doing now?

“Molly and I are happy,” Jason says.

In a remarkable move, the Bachelor couple spent a few days this month getting to know each other without cameras. Novel concept. In one of the few chances they have had to see each other, Jason flew to Milwaukee to visit Molly at her home.

They kept busy meeting her friends for drinks (“They gave him the stamp of approval!” says Molly), taking romantic strolls along Lake Michigan, and “grilling out.”

“I’ve learned new terminology,” Jason Mesnick says, laughing at the Midwestern word for barbecuing. “It’s normal, right, to say ‘grilling out’?” Molly insists with a laugh as the two snuggled up on a sofa in Molly’s living room.

Molly Malaney has been doing some cooking for Jason, who loves her signature recipe for Cheesy Chicken. And Jason has been trying to tempt Molly, the meat-and-potatoes all-American girl from Michigan, to try some new foods at restaurants.

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All I am missing, really, is someone to share [my life] with. There's no guarantee but 25 girls? I mean it's a real opportunity to find just one.

Jason Mesnick

I haven't dated at all since DeAnna. I wanted to give myself the time to heal so that when I got out there again I was really ready to give whoever I am with the respect and total attention she deserves.

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