Molly Malaney hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 24-year-old cutie was competing for the love and affections of Jason Mesnick on The...

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The Bachelor stars Desiree Hartsock and fiance Chris Siegfried have bonded with fellow alumni Jason and Molly Mesnick since her move to Seattle.

It's not just an ABC-driven friendship of convenience, either: Des and Chris attended the first birthday party for Jason and Molly's daughter, Riley!

Their adorable daughter Riley, we should say.

Desiree, Chris, Molly and Jason
Molly and Jason Mesnick celebrate daughter Riley's first birthday with Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.

Jason and Molly, who didn't win her season but famously got together with him on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special after he dumped Melissa Rycroft, made it last.

Their little girl's milestone last weekend was a big birthday party at their house attended by about 100 family and friends, including Desiree Hartsock and her man.

"I loved seeing Riley interact with all of our friends and family during the party," said Molly, who celebrated her fourth anniversary with Jason on February 27.

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Dreams do come true. At least 10-20 percent of the time.

Fans know that a final rose does not guarantee a lifetime of happiness, but The Bachelor has produced some couples that have stood the test of time. At least lately.

And with Juan Pablo Galavis' season in full swing, ABC caught us up on some of its recent success stories as part of its "Juan-uary" series of Sunday specials.

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are set to tie the knot next weekend. They were one of the duos featured on The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories last night.

The others:

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

  • Trista Rehn married fireman Ryan Sutter in a ceremony that was televised in 2003. Still the gold standard for the show, over a decade later.
  • Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. The most recent Bachelorette picked Chris at the end of Season 9 last year. They're still engaged.
  • Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. After she chose J.P. on The Bachelorette Season 7 finale, Ashley married J.P. in December 2012.
  • Molly and Jason Mesnick. Jason was engaged to Melissa Rycroft, but dumped her for runner-up (and now-wife) Molly on the After the Final Rose special. Close enough.

Will Juan Pablo end up in the success or failure column? The Bachelor spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested ... but the odds are not good.

That's like five success stories in like 27 seasons. Just saying.

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Jason and Molly Mesnick have debuted their baby girl Riley.

Check out one of the cuter celebrity baby photos you'll see:

Jason and Molly Mesnick, Baby

Even at five weeks, it sounds like Riley is already running the show.

“Riley has totally taken over the house,” Molly Mesnick told People.

“She has clothes and toys and gadgets literally everywhere.”

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It’s a girl for Jason and Molly Mesnick, The Bachelor couple welcomed daughter Riley Anne Mesnick on Thursday, March 14, in Seattle, Washington.

RIley weighed in at 6 lbs., 8 oz., and is 18 3/4 inches long.

Jason and Molly of The Bachelor

Jason says "daddy's little girl" has "a full head of hair ... probably more than I’ll have in the next few years.” He's clearly in love with both women in his life.

“What’s amazing to me is when Molly is holding Riley, her eyes do not come off her,” Jason, 36, adds. “I’m already seeing how much Molly loves the baby.

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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Tournament of THG Couples Bracket

So far, Robsten and the Obamas are on cruise control, while Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hold narrow edges.

Today's battle: Our #3 seeds, Blue Ivy Carter's parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, up against #14 seeds and sole Bachelor success story, Jason and Molly Mesnick!

An unconventional matchup, sure. But a cute one! Cast your VOTE BELOW:

And the Winner is?

Which celebrity couple do you like more, Bey and Jay or Jason and Molly? Vote in this first-round Tournament of THG Couples Edition matchup and decide! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Jay-Z and Beyonce
50.4%

Jason and Molly
49.6%

Total Votes: 2816

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It's about time.

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney love being married. So much so that they decided to start fresh at the 10-month mark. Why wait for the anniversary, right?

Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley

The Bachelor stars renewed their vows in Las Vegas Sunday. The strange, but fun occasion was the Rock 'n Roll Las Vegas Marathon. A marriage on the move!

Congratulations to The Bachelor's only successful couple!

Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick were among the 60 running couples who made a pit stop near the 3-mile mark outside the Venetian's "Run Thru Wedding."

Their Bachelor courtship that ended after he chose Melissa Rycroft, then rekindled on the "After the Final Rose" special when he asked for a second chance.

The pride of Western Michigan exchanged vows with the single dad in February. The rest is history. Brad Womack, the torch is passed to you. Again.

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Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney became the first couple from The Bachelor to walk down the aisle February 27. ABC aired a two-hour special about it last night.

In keeping with our tradition, THG endured the two-freaking-hour extravaganza to recap every bit of the action in our exclusive, highly scientific plus/minus index:

Updates on past stars: Trista and Ryan are going strong; Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris are doing well; A bunch of peeps we don't remember are there too. Plus 5.

DeAnna Pappas, who Jason once proposed to, is dating Stephen Stagliano, ... the twin of Michael Stagliano from Jillian's season. This is just incestuous. Minus 3.

The stirring Chris Harrison commentary begins with the venerable host-pimp calling this "one of the most anticipated weddings of all time." Of all time! Plus 11.

The Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney nuptials took place in the driving rain. Minus 4 for missed Alanis Morissette "Ironic" musical tie-in ... okay, maybe Plus 4.

Not even a monsoon could dampen the spirits of Jason and Molly.

In all seriousness, the event was quite romantic. Jason Castro's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was a nice touch, and the setting made for great wedding photos. Plus 10.

Molly's dress gets an additional Plus 7 too. Look how beautiful she is.

By the end of the ceremony, they are totally soaked, but Jason and Molly don't seem to care one bit. Those Bachelor hot tub scenes prepared them so well. Plus 4.

Minus 9 for Chris' "Jason and Molly weathered the storm" eye-roller. Do they sit around thinking these up, or is the master of ceremonies that good on the fly?

Gavin DeGraw performs "Follow Through." Fitting. Wonder if Jason and Molly had heard of Gavin DeGraw prior to ABC setting this up? Either way, Plus 3. Good song!

It was a fairy tale moment ... engineered by Mike Fleiss.

The Bachelor is not about love. It is all about ratings. That being said, genuine feelings definitely came out of Jason and Molly's season, and the wedding special did a nice job of showcasing them as a couple in addition to the obligatory filler. Plus 11.

The franchise is still 2-for-19 though. 2-for-19! Minus 10.

Jason and Molly now embark on a South African safari honeymoon, which sounds like an absolute blast, provided Chris is cool crashing on the couch. Plus 7.

Odds of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi taking part in a similar wedding special next season ... or any season? Somewhere around 500:1. Minus 12, Jake.

TOTAL: +24. Congratulations to a happy couple we wish all the best to!

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Breaking The Bachelor curse, Jason and Molly Mesnick (formerly Molly Malaney) married Saturday in a torrential storm. But there was no raining on their parade.

The ABC broadcast of the wedding airs Monday night at 8, but the Mesnicks are already dishing about all the big day in a new interview. Some excerpts below ...

On the weather, which triggered a tsunami warning: "It started raining as I was saying my vows. Jason and I just looked at each other and laughed," Molly said.

Jason on his young son's reaction: "Ty ran down the aisle literally a minute before Molly walked down the aisle. I had to talk him, I had a great moment with Ty, then literally 30 seconds later Molly appeared on the stairs and I started crying."

That's literally making us a little choked up ...

Under Her Umbrella. Ella. Ella. Eh. Eh. Eh.

Jason and Molly: A match made in heaven. Or The Bachelor. Or both.

On The Bachelor producers' planning: "I had 100 percent control over every detail that had to do with the wedding," Molly says. "Jason and I collaborated, obviously. [laughs] We had the power to make it any sort of wedding we wanted."

On staying strong after The Bachelor: "We stayed away from Hollywood and went back to our lives," Molly says. "We just focused on being a normal couple."

"[Jake Pavelka] is doing Dancing with the Stars," Jason said of his successor, "More power to him if he wants to, but being in Seattle with Ty is all we wanted."

On performer Jason Castro: "Jason and I both love the version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' he sang on American Idol. He was phenomenal," Molly said.

Molly on married life so far: "I'm the happiest I've ever been. I look at Jason differently. Married life is the best feeling in the world and I wish it for everyone."

Jason on that last comment: "Awww, that's sweet, babe."

Swoon.

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Not even a torrential rainstorm could ruin the joy of Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney as they became the first couple from The Bachelor to wed last weekend.

Trista and Ryan Sutter, who got married after meeting on The Bachelorette, were among the many guests from the ABC franchise on hand for the nuptials.

Dark rain clouds and thunder converged on the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes just moments before the beautiful bride was to walk down the aisle.

But when Molly Malaney arrived in her custom-made Monique Lhuillier gown to meet Jason Mesnick, her bright smile couldn't be dampened by any rain.

Bachelor Wedding

“It was the most incredible day,” she says, having married the perfect man of her dreams at long last “Our wedding was a moment of complete happiness.”

Will Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi be the next couple from The Bachelor to walk down the aisle? Many people don't think so, but don't count them out.

In any event, we couldn't be happier for Jason and Molly. Dude took a lot of crap for dumping Melissa Rycroft on live TV, but it all worked out in the end.

Here's wishing the cute couple a long lifetime of love, laughter and grilling out ... which everywhere outside the Midwest is known merely as "grilling."

Sunday, we posted some photos taken from afar. Now here are some more pictures from the event, with the bride and groom (and their love) in focus ...

  • Jason Mesnick, Molly Malaney Wedding Picture
  • How Ironic
  • Under Her Umbrella. Ella. Ella. Eh. Eh. Eh.
  • Jason Mesnick Wedding Party

[Photo Credits: OK! Magazine]