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This is a few days old by now, but due to the enormous interest in the couple who ended up together on last season's The Bachelor, we're posting it anyway.

Not only are Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick still a couple - as they proved last week on Good Morning America - they seem happier than ever together.

As the founder of Jason's Place, an organization for single parents, Jason (with Molly's help) encouraged families to spend July 4 together in a cute video.

Here are Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney sharing some old Fourth of July memories at the same time they make new ones together. They are so sweet ...

We can only hope that by this time next year, Jillian Harris and Kiptyn Locke are posting cute July 4 videos together online. Or maybe Jillian and Ed Swiderski ...

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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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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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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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When the dust settled after a highly-rated and "shocking" season of The Bachelor, it was Molly Malaney who bested the competition and won Jason Mesnick's heart.

But how does that compare to what her two runners-up received?

Fan favorite Jillian Harris landed her own show as the next star of The Bachelorette. After being spurned on the "After the Final Rose" special Melissa Rycroft scored a spot on Dancing with the Stars and is already a bona fide hit.

Molly Malaney won a relatively handsome, upper middle-class guy with a decent job and a four-year-old son. We wish Jason and Molly all the best, and think they got a bad rap and make a great couple, but we're just sayin' ...

Who really won this season of The Bachelor?

 

  • Molly at the Rose Ceremony
  • Jillian Harris on The Bachelor
  • Awaiting the Final Rose?
  • Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney Photo
  • Jason and Molly Get Hot and Heavy
  • Melissa's Revenge
  • Melissa Rycroft, DWTS
  • Jason Mesnick, Jillian Harris Pic

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For a week, the celeb gossip universe has been obsessed with The Bachelor's "After The Final Rose" special, which some perceived as pure public humiliation.

While the show's season finale and the reunion special were shown back-to-back, six weeks of real time had elapsed between the finale, when Jason Mesnick chose Melissa Rycroft as his bride, and the special, during which he announced that he had changed his mind and professed feelings instead for runner-up Molly Malaney.

As Rycroft fought back tears, and as Mesnick turned to Malaney, many fans became enraged, decrying Mesnick as a "jackass," "playboy" and "bastard."

This particular chapter of reality TV struck some as a little too real.

Yet The Bachelor creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss says the March 2 spectacle reflected not the worst, but the very best of reality TV.

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney

"I'm not really surprised by this, it's just a sign that the show is working," he told Time magazine. "That's really your job, to create television that the whole country will sit down at one time and watch together."

"Honestly, I really don't see the difference between [Jason Mesnick] dumping Molly in New Zealand and then dumping Melissa [weeks later] in Glendale."

Some say the difference is that Malaney knew there was a chance she could get kicked off the show during the competition, while Rycroft's departure occurred long after she had already been picked as the winner and gotten engaged.

But Fleiss insists Mesnick's actions came as no shock to Melissa.

In the weeks leading up to the special, Fleiss said he started to hear word from other producers on the show that Rycroft and Mesnick were not getting along.

Two weeks before the reunion, Fleiss heard Mesnick was still interested in Molly Malaney - whom Fleiss had approached about starring in The Bachelorette (third-place finisher Jillian Harris would eventually be tapped for that role).

All of of which set the stage for the most unpredictable "After the Final Rose" event in The Bachelor history - as host Chris Harrison accurately hyped it.

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After a stunning turn of events to conclude an epic 13th season of The Bachelor, the controversy surrounding Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney may finally be abating.

But will the lovebirds actually tie the knot?

Some critics have lambasted Jason for publicly dumping Melissa Rycroft, who he initially offered the final rose (and an engagement ring) on the series. Similarly, many others faulted Molly Malaney for taking Jason back after the whole charade.

Given these developments, and the fact that a whopping none of the previous 12 stars of The Bachelor have wed their final rose recipients, it would seem, at least on paper, that the odds are highly against Jason and Molly walking down the aisle.

Will they beat those odds? Tell us in the survey below:

Jason and Molly

Will Molly Malaney marry Jason Mesnick?

 

Molly Mesnick Biography

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

Molly Mesnick Quotes

People are so quick to judge. We are real people who have jobs and families.

Molly Malaney

I don't regret how everything came to be because we have a stronger appreciation for each other having gone through everything.

Molly Malaney [on Jason Mesnick]
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