March 4th, 2010
01:42 PM ET

Talking with wedded 'Bachelor' couple Jason and Molly

Jason Mesnick is no longer a bachelor, both figuratively and literally.

The former star of ABC's "The Bachelor" - who infamously picked and later dumped Melissa Rycroft in 2009 - married Molly Malaney this past weekend in California.

Malaney, who was the runner-up to Rycroft on the show, agreed to give Mesnick another chance after his about-face, and it appears that second chance has worked.

The wedding will be featured on "The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding", airing March 8 on ABC.

Earlier today, Jason and Molly took time to speak with reporters, myself included, about the wedding and life after "The Bachelor."

What was the most difficult part of organizing a wedding that will air on national TV?

According to Molly, it was assigning tables for 300 guests.  Jason says Molly did an incredible job getting everything together, adding that she had a phenomenal wedding planner working with her.

You were only the second couple in "Bachelor/Bachelorette" history to walk down the aisle.  Why do you think your relationship succeeded?

Both Jason and Molly said that for their relationship to work in the long run, they needed to get back to living away from the spotlight and resume their normal lives.  For Jason, that now means serving as president of Project Parachute, a non-profit organization that helps single parents by providing childcare scholarships and creating support groups.

Do you think love can be found in the time you are taping the show, or does it take time?

Molly said that while "The Bachelor" brings people together, what happens after the show is crucial to the relationship's future, as you are back in the real world to tackle real issues.

Do you feel that you truly received a "happy ending," given the fallout over Jason's post-show decisions?

The Mesnicks said they wouldn't be together now if they didn't go through what happened post-show, as it brought them so much closer.  Jason notes that he doesn't mind if people are upset with him, but no one should be angry with Molly.

What are your short-term plans after the special airs?

Jason says the two of them will be heading to South Africa later this month on their honeymoon.  In terms of possible siblings for Jason's five-year-old son, Tye, the Mesnicks say they want to take a few years to slow down and get back to a sense of normalcy before expanding their brood.

soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. Cliff

    I agree with Cherly, get into the real world. They are living their fame, you all would too. If they donate great, if not its just another reality show. There is a reality show for everything these days, dont watch if you dont approve. The people in Haiti or any other country struggling did not choose to live there, they were born there and don't have many options. You cannot comprehend walking 8 miles just to get a jug of water. They dont have the options like us fortunate americans so do your part and appreciate what you got. Somewhere along the line your parents or grand parents came into the US from a different country. So don't hate on the immigrants either. We are all immigrants if you think about it.... protecting our patch of land and our families.

    March 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mazie916

    FYI folks – are you not aware tha ABC is probably footing the bill for this wedding? Be mad at ABC, not Molly and Jason. If ABC offered me this chance, I'd take it too and most would.

    March 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva In Charge

    I don't hide the fact that I am NOT a fan of this show, but from what I understand Jason is a real jerk. Let's start Vegas odds on how long these two last. I take 3 years (just because they want to prove a point).

    March 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Liv

    Newsflash Cheryl and wasn't THEIR money. They are contractually obligated to make a media zoo out of their wedding. Any wedding that results from the show, ABC has the rights. Pretty sure ABC fronted the $45,000 for the dress – not Jason and Molly.

    March 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EJ

    Compared to what Hollywood spends on their weddings, this was a bargain!

    March 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bella

    Hol, the $45,000 was just what her dressed cost!

    March 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cindy

    It would be better if everyone would quit pointing fingers at someone else, including at Cheryl. It is a free country and people have justifiable rights to an opinion..or not? Answer me that question, Molly and Jason have the right, Cheryl has the right, SO JUST EVERYONE GET OVER IT!!!

    March 5, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hol

    Sure, $45,000 is a lot to spend on a wedding. To some. It depends on your income level and lifestyle. Don't forget, the $45,000 will be going to pay vendors, therefore creating and maintaing jobs–the wedding photographer (and her assistant), DJ, caterer (and waitstaff, etc.), wedding dress maker (and the salesclerk who sold the dress), etc., etc. I am tired of people complaining about how other spend their money. Don't you realize that when people spend money on a building an extravagant house, throwing a wedding, or going on vacation, that it trickles down to paying people who are working to make that house, wedding, or vacation possible? If everyone gave 100% of their income away we would all be out of jobs, therefore not earning an income to give anything away?

    March 5, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Amy

    This trail of comments is the best entertainment I have had in days...
    I needed a good laugh. Thank you! Best wishes to Jason and Molly.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. LUCY

    I give them a year. I also agree with Cheryl. it's all about the money. and yes that money could feed alot of hungry children, the should of at least downsized it and donated the rest. its all for fun and laughs for them. we will see.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dianne

    Jason and Molly did NOT pay one red cent for their wedding; ABC TV picked up the tab. There was no limit on what they could spend, so they went way overboard with it all. 300 people? 45 grand for a dress? Seriously!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Susan

    To Daniel–Bwa ha ha ha ha ha! Right on! And I agree with all those who have taken Cheryl to task! I didn't watch the show, but Cheryl's comments are just too much!

    March 5, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mel

    That $45,000 dress would've paid for a lot of childcare scholarships for Jason's "non-profit" agency!

    March 5, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. Vicki

    Tina, don't you mean COULDN'T care less?

    March 5, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Natalie

    Exactly, Cheryl, who are YOU to judge what others do with their money? If they have money to spend, let them! Just because a recession is happening doesn't mean everyone is affected the same way. Don't be jealous because you obviously are. Congrats to them and I hope their wedding was everything they hoped for.

    March 5, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sandra

    Just because you didnt get a $45K wedding Cheryl doesnt mean other people can't. If you havent heard, more money has been raised in support of Haiti, just in the Red Cross alone, than ever! Im sure there are luxaries that you can afford that other people cannot, am i right? What can you give up so that you can donate to Haiti, if you even have. What time do you give to help support ANY organization near you or that touches you, probably none since you were so quick to judge. People who give time and effort towards something do not dwell on what others dont give because then it would make them a jealous ungreatful person like you. So, instead of pointing out those who dont outright say to the public "I donated to Haiti" how about you congradulate those who have and thank them. But if you prefer to be a bitter cynical person then by all means, you are the kind of lonely, ugly,ungreatul person that this society doenst care for. Thanks for helping all who have commented prove a point about someone like you over a jealous comment. How stupid do you feel now? Pretty sheepish I guess. So do society a favor, before you open your mouth about something you know nothing about, like the rest of us, dont. We could care less about what you think if it is going to be negative.

    March 5, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. Ana

    Good Heavens people.....Have you never heard of the "network/Contract", "Contract/Network" give them a break this couple are happy and working together for their future. Contractual obligations must be filled or be sued as the latter scenario. I for one wish them all the very best the future has to offer and thank them for allowing us to enjoying moments of their happiness together.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. Scarlett

    I think they are terribly selfish people. I think they are both after fame and money, why else would you sign up to be on one of these riduculous shows! I hope he dumps her just like he did to the other girl. Maybe he should have dumped her and humiliated her right at their wedding. That would have made for good TV. Isn't that their objective anyways?!?!

    March 5, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. pinguino

    It seems that many can't just take it for what it is. They are happy, they had a fantastic wedding. Instead of being happy for the couple, people seem to be jealous and bitter. It's such a waste of time!

    March 5, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. pinguino

    Wow, some of you sound so angry about their wedding. Isn't it quite likely that the dress was donated or paid for by ABC to get them to agree to have their wedding televised?

    Also, as many others have said, it isn't their obligation to take care of others. Yes, it would be nice, but we have people suffering in our own country. We need to take care of people here before we start branching out and helping other countries.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. Diane

    Cheryl get a life. You are so wrapped up in money and not the caring and love that they have for each other. Just because you are unhappy doesn't mean everybody has to be. Enough about the Hatian's what about people in the USA. I wish Molly and Jason the best in Love and Life.

    March 5, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  22. Daniel

    Nothing like a communist in the first post to completely hijack an article.

    March 5, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  23. OMG

    Kelly... you are on target ....Cheryl should do her homework – furthermore, while it is important to show support for other countries in their time of need, we have thousands in America needed homes, food and jobs .... after all, I don't recall a great deal on international support when Mississippi was flattened by Katrina or when the levy broke in Louisiana

    March 5, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  24. Bella

    Have you people not realize in essence it was OUR money that paid for Jason and Molly's wedding. We are the ones who buy the advertisers products who in turn go and support a show that tried to find people love in six weeks!

    In truth yes they were able to have an extravagant wedding, but get real. You are only going to wear a wedding dress once. There are a lot of choices they could have made that were more economical.

    For all of you who have trashed Cheryl GROW UP!!! Who said she has a computer or the internet. Have you ever heard of the library? She was only voicing her opinion, get off it and if all of you have a problem with it then do not read it!

    This entire country is nothing but materialist and each of your statements goes to prove JUST that!

    March 5, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. ricardo

    The guy always reminded me of the infamous Ted Bundy looks wise...very creepy!

    March 5, 2010 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  26. Pita

    If people would worry about themselfs as much as they worry about everyone else this would be a beautiful world. If people worry about their own money problems like they worry about others people money. How would everyone feel if they were critizied for every penny they spent or every action they took.

    March 5, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. Renee

    Cheryl and those who agree,
    Are you serious? Why is it their job to take care of everyone else? If you want to give $45000 then give it, don't tell someone else to give it. The world always has a crisis, there is always something to give to, individually make a decision on what crisis you want to support. Don't tell someone else what they should do with their money; the government already does that with a good portion of the money you make.
    Maybe they are being "selfish or greeding" but that is great, they earned it they should enjoy it. Jason and Molly, you earned your money have a great time with it!

    If you are "down and out" go find what it is that inspires you and do it, don't wait for someone else to give to you.

    March 5, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. Kelly

    Cheryl – You're an idiot. If you feel that way about Jason and Molly than I will assume you feel that way about all celebrities. You want money to go to Haiti – then send your own damn money there. I for one, don't agree with my tax dollars going anywhere outside of the United States. Tragic – yes; my problem or responsibility – no!!! We as a country should be helping our own people before helping anyone else. Go take a pill – and make sure it's a bitter one.

    March 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. rocklovr

    Guess what – Jason and Molly didn't waste a dime of THEIR money on an extravagant wedding. Apparently, some of you don't realize the show paid for everything – including a salary to each of them. Do none of you realize Jason and Molly didn't decide to put the wedding on TV – it's in Jason's contract with the show. And if you don't like how CAPITALISM works some of you may move to the country of your choice where communism works just dandy.

    March 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Monika

    I read your comments. You're all funny people. Commenting on Cheryl's tirade in such devoted manner!

    As with everything in life, MODERATION is the key word. Do not go from one extent into the other. Sure, get married, throw a party, get that cute dress, pay for the fancy bouquets of flowers, drown in good wine and champagne, fondle yourself with heavenly tastes of exquisite dishes... Given the fact this is (or at least should be) your special and only day in your life – splurge! Splurge I tell you!!! But damn... 45K? You see, the Western societies tend to forget the real meanings behind the things. Wedding celebration – sure, but what price? It's after all about love, and that we get for free – there's something not right about mingling it with such expense.

    One day I was driving BQE to choose some new tiles for my newly renovated kitchen. The war in Iraq has just started. The news about casualties of war began to flow in. And here I was, driving in the rain panicking about what tiles I should get! And then I thought of all these dead soldiers being shipped back to the US, all these civilians who were starving and worrying due to an ongoing war, will they wake up tomorrow, will there be anything to eat, will my child survive another night and then there was I, in the midst of all these images, driving frantically to he store to chose the idiotic, unneeded for surviving kitchen tile. A KITCHEN TILE when there is so much SUFFERING out there. How fiddly that all was. But I explained to myself that although my life wasn't drowning in the horror of any war it did not mean I was supposed to stop living here.
    So I bought these tiles but without the unethical somewhat :OHMYGODWHATAMIGOINGTOCHOSE-ITHINKIWILLGONUTS" nonsense.

    So sure, these two little folks should go ahead. Throw that wedding, be happy, celebrate – why not. But as they wet their lips with expensive champagne and dance in $800 shoes they should think that I could live very well without those tiles too!

    March 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Kari

    I'm trying to remember what my mom taught me when I was a child? What was it...oh yeah. If you don't anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

    March 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Brian

    Jason did the right thing. He realized his mistake and corrected it. I see him as a stand-up kind of guy. He and Molly are in love and deserve what ever type of wedding they want. This is beside the fact that Melissa has already married the guy she was with before she went on the bachelor.

    March 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Janet

    Love the show but think this wedding was way OVER the top. How greedy and insensitive can they both be? Are they marrying for love or publicity/ Everyting wonderful has been given to them. Most of us just want to fall in love, have the prettiest ring and wedding we can afford, because we love one another. Wasnt that enough without spending so much money of frivolous things. Really, it was a vulgar, distasteful waste of money.

    March 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Susan

    The wedding special is a win win for anyone associated with the show: the couple, the network, the advertisers, and the people who watch the show and care about the cast of characters. It's not an opportunity for people to show how charitable they are.

    Cheryl, instead of whining, how about if you DO something yourself to raise $$ for those less fortunate?

    March 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  35. HDK

    I agree with John!!!
    And Cheryl – why don't you discontinue you internet service and donate the money to others if it makes you feel better. Either way, you are not another's judge, just as I am not yours. So Cheers to being able to pay the bills and cheers to the charity of which your donate regularly. I'm sure you DO donate REGULARLY, correct?

    Besides, even if the newlywed couple declined the extravagant wedding, the money from ABC wouldn't have gone to charity, it was budgeted for this purpose. Do you have any idea what kind of red-tape and loop holes a corporation would have to go through to go from budget expenditures specifically line item'ed to produce profits to charity?

    So, even if a sudden heartbreaking catastrophe such as Haiti should happen, a business, large or small, would not simply be able to adjust budgets. There are things we call "government/IRS mandates, rules, red-tape" preventing such.

    Good luck with your future tirades making much logical sense.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  36. terry

    Its ABC that pays for this so why the comment cheryl.
    congrats to the happy couple.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  37. John

    Let's see – the network paid for the wedding. And the network gets its money from advertising. And the advertisers are paid by the manufacturers of the products they advertise, who are in turn paid by the American consumer.

    So how about we sit around and beat ourselves up over the head for not giving up our TVs and our consumer products and putting the money towards Haiti?

    March 4, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. BabyDoll

    Truthfully, I thought Jason seemed like a decent guy, but when he did his flip-flop, dumping the first pick for Molly, I thought it was kind of bizarre. I'd like to think they are happy and in love. Guess so. Don't really care about any money they come into. Don't we all wish for this? Financial security is everyone's dream... Really takes a huge load off. Go get it...

    March 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Princess

    Way to go Crystal.. I think cheryl you are very bitter and very jealous. You need to find yourself happiness. Leave these people and others alone. A wedding, to a woman, is a BIG event that some woman plan for since they were 12. If they choose to spend millions and billions of dollars then let them be. It is there MOMENT. They are DEFINITELY not obligated to help anyone, or any country. A WEDDING DAY IS A MAGICAL MOMENT FOR ANY WOMEN. THAT MOMENT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AWAY BY ANYONE, OR ANYTHING

    March 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. sean

    cheryl- you are not being honest with yourself. most people, like you, wish you could be successful and would do the same thing if you were in that position. the reason people who are struggling get frustrated with people who are successful financially is that successful people give you no excuse to be in the position you are in. I am sure if we looked closely at your life there is a specific reason you are where you are financially.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Guest

    What do they owe to others? Let them have a beautiful wedding. Yes, donations to charity do wonders and should be considered by all that can afford it; however, who are you to judge?

    March 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ellen

    CHERYL- Look at the money YOU have wasted on a computer and internet hook-up. Why don't YOU SELL YOUR COMPUTER AND SEND THE MONEY TO HAITI.

    March 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ish

    My god – some of you make them sound like they are the king and queen of the world!!

    Get a grip – they are reality show leftovers who wanted an extra 15 minutes of fame.

    Cheryl..........I totally agree with you.

    March 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Carrie

    I just love looking at these responses and seeing how worked up people get by celebrities and their decisions. I guess that's why they get the big bucks!

    March 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  45. LittleMo

    An extravagant wedding wouldn't be my cup of tea, either. However, for those who are bashing Molly and Jason for theirs, did anyone stop to consider that ABC is footing the bill for everything? They are going to get mega ratings and big bucks from televising this wedding. Paying the tab would be part of the compensation for Molly and Jason making that part of their lives public. The PR and publicity alone would've likey cost ABC a good bit more than what they may be shelling out for this event. Even if the couple had shelled out this kind of money, this is a specia day every couple wants to remember and the way they celebrate should be the way they want it to be, not the way some of the rest of us think it should be.

    March 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Tina

    Their 15 min of fame should have been over a year ago.... Enought with Jason & Molly. Most of America could care less...........

    March 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  47. HURLEY

    did these 2 go to the same dentist for their false teeth ? so phony ...

    March 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Diana

    Cheryl – who are you to be telling people where to spend their money? Are you their accountant, do you review their financial statements? How do you know that they do not donate money to Haiti or causes of their choosing. Are you aware that Jason started a non-profit? They seem to be very concious of others. I think its not our place for people who work hard and are deserving of treating themselves to a once in a life time sacrament/event/life changing moment. It seems like you are the type of person who judges people and raises their nose to things you probably wish you had.

    March 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Susan

    Cheryl, you should take a hard look at yourselft before you throw that stone. Who are you to suggest how anyone should spend their money? Did you buy a frilly coffee today? A nice lunch? What do you have on your feet and what kind of handbag to you carry? I hope Molly and Jason are happy and if they wanted to spend the television network's money on an extravagent wedding, then that was their choice. The net work would have spent that money somewhere else if not there. And agree with Ron about the money spent and the number of people that the spending helped.

    March 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Gia in Los Angeles

    I think Lauren is probably right, that most of the products/services are donated to the show. Seems to me it could be claimed as advertising expense, bringing those products/services to the attention of others who may purchase it. That said, I totally agree with Ron and others, that any money spent on the wedding will provide an income to those who created and provided the products and services. Also, whatever is spent on the wedding from ABC's budget is waaaaaaaaaaaay less than what they would be spending on a regular show that would pay high salaries to actors. ABC is not being "milked" - I'm sure they WANT the wedding to look as extravagent as possible.

    March 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Julie

    Get over it Cheryl. Yes people are struggling but this couple isn't responsible for that and ABC can pay for a wedding if they want. Who cares anyway? It is tv!

    We all have a right to do what we want with our money and nobody has a right to tell you what you should be doing or shouldn't be doing. It is wonderful to be generous and I hope we all are in our own ways but to be bitter and jealous just shows the person you are. I don't care what I have and you don't or what you have and I don't. Don't compare people to others. You aren't entitled because someone else has something and you don't. Life isn't fair. Get over it.

    March 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Mike

    It was their wedding, but I'm sure it was ABC.s money. They paid for the wedding so they could televise and sell the spots to advertisers. ABC should pay a % of their profit to those organizations that need it. I'm sure ABC corporate has a fund to pay for certain organizations which they collect from their disvisions and then use as a tax write-off against income.

    March 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  53. kevin

    why do people get upset when others find happiness and find it in a way to make money..jealousy i hear
    everyone has a choice in what path they take in life so cheryl why so bitter... congrats to another couple making money from others
    that is what life is about

    March 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  54. hypocrisy alert

    Seems to me that all this money they – or the producers – are spending goes directly in the pockets of all the people providing services for the wedding. Caterers, florists, dress makers, tux-rental stores, all the camera men, producers, directors, makeup artists – you know "regular" people. People that work and depend on others buying their services. Cheryl, it's called supply and demand. You pay people for their services, they in turn buy groceries, gas, movie tickets, whatever, and hopefully have enough to give to the church and charities of their choice. What if none of these people got paid, more unemployment, more need. I say, let them spend whatever they want for THEIR (and the Studio's) wedding.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. scotty

    Why don't all of you get a life?

    March 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dana2

    Yo crystal! I agree with you! Maybe Cheryl is a fatty and probably needs the walk! Maybe I should donate my money for her lap band!!! :D. I'm just saying...

    Crystal said:
    " What if they said “hey, instead of buying that bus/train token/card, save that money and send it to Haiti and WALK everywhere you need to go, you selfish pig”. "

    March 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Linda

    Cheryl, Here is reality ....there will always be the "Haves" and "Have nots". You are an extremely negative and jealous person. There will always be people who can afford expensive weddings and those who cannot. I suppose we should all suffer because there are people who cannot afford things. Why work if you cannot enjoy whatever profits come from it? Think about all of the people involved in planning and executing the wedding..things like this keep people employed! I wish Jason and Molly a long marriage.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Sue

    The wedding was completed paid for by ABC including; hotel, food, dress, tuxes, airfare and honeymoon. The money they make off advertisers pays for all of it.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Eddie Velez

    People if the station are going to pay for your wedding...what would you do? Give it to charity? YEAH RIGHT!

    March 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Christina

    Jason & Molly did not pay for this whole wedding themselves, so yes they can afford to get a $45,000 dress. since it was aired on national TV, the station paid for most of the wedding if not all. Lighten up people, they are happy, that's all that matters.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. star

    wow!that is so true. Nobody is obligated to help anyone out. You do what you want, its your life nobody elses. Live life like you want it. If you want to donate money to people then go right ahead and do it. If you dont want to you dont want to.It does not make you greedy. They are not horrible people because they want to get married and celebrate their love. geeez

    March 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Joel T.


    Go up to hills of East Tennessee where there are families living without electricity OR running water. The families – mom and dad included – are lucky to have a 6th grade education. This may sound like a scene straight from the Beverly Hillbillies but it is REAL!!!

    Now. What a couple decides to do with their wedding is THEIR BUSINESS not OURS!!!

    I feel badly for the good people of Haiti but there are people alot closer
    to us who need help.

    Instead of running your pie hole, do something to help the less fortunate here in the states and stop worrying about what some Reality star is doing.

    To the happy couple... good luck and God bless!!!

    March 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Eddie Velez

    He should've married the other broad!

    March 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Mike

    Why do people think it's everybody else's responsibility to fix the world's problems? Besides, how much of your annual income did you send to the red cross and how much of that do you think actually made it to Haiti?

    Mind your own business.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Sassy

    This is a reality show. Whoever watches these type of shows need a reality check......

    March 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  66. DMMP

    I am just happy they are married and in love. Lots of money of money has been donated to the needy countries. I am sure the wedding was paid for by the TV people not Jason and Molly themselves. If given the opportunity of having a beautiful wedding I am sure most would choose it. It is not being selfish at all.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Linda

    Sorry but I do not believe this will last..........

    March 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dana

    Last time I checked, good old US of A has no OBLIGATION to help *another* country. Don't we have enough problems and financial crisis as it is? Health care, Education, unemployment. How about "donating" a few millions to THAT?? Or how about Chile? They just have an earthquake stronger than Haiti!! C'mon people.. pool together and donate ANOTHER $5 or a few million to them also! Be fair now. Or how about the starving kids in Africa? Let's donate a few million to them too! Again.. another $5 from everyone's pocket. And the polar bears! We need to help them too. Global warming is causing them to not have a home. Isn't that sad too? Another $5!

    Chill Cheryl.. they sign their rights away when they agreed to have ABC foot the bill for their wedding. Hello.. how much air time did Neil Lane get for their "donation" of the dress or the rings? ABC foot the bill for their wedding in return they get ratings for people to watch the show. People watch the show generates ads revenue. And it goes on and on and on. Comparing to the cost of this wedding with say.. an episode of Jersey Shore or Two and a Half men, the cost of this wedding is only a FRACTION of either one of those shows!

    Please.. if someone offer to give you a fancy lavishing wedding and agree to pay for it in exchange for your life story, you'll do exactly what Jason and Molly did!

    March 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jurby

    Cheryl – i understand how you feel but you need to remember that ABC paid for the wedding, not the Mesniks. Guaranteed that if you wanted to get married and someone came along and offered to pay for your wedding that you wouldn't say "no, thanks". Guaranteed that you'd jump at the offer. So if you want to gripe to anybody about the $45,000 spent on this wedding, you need to gripe to ABC.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Nancy

    Such bitterness Cheryl. DId it ever cross your mind that the wedding could of been paid for by the show or network? Its really nobodies business what they chose for their wedding anyway..whatever makes them happy...........

    March 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Crystal

    By the way, I'm willing to bet that the network paid for the entire wedding. Why wouldn't they, they are airing it on television? The network is going to make money off of this thing. Do you really think that these two would pay for it out of their own pockets and not get something out of the deal. Come on. If you want to question anyone, question the network.

    March 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Rebecca-Oklahoma

    Congratulations Jason & Molly.....loved watching the show, am rooting for you guys. I'm looking forward to your wedding special and wish you the best of luck!

    March 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  73. mike

    this is a real show ??????

    March 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Crystal

    Cheryl, are you one of the bachlorettes that didn't get chosen? Changed your name for the purpose of this blog, so that noone would know that it's you? You sound very bitter and self righteous. What if someone told you that you're selfish because you chose to buy certain groceries, that you could eat less or buy fewer (even if you are already doing so) and send that money to Haiti? What if they said "hey, instead of buying that bus/train token/card, save that money and send it to Haiti and WALK everywhere you need to go, you selfish pig". I know it sounds extreme, and I do so intentionally to make a point. Stop judging! You can only control yourself. Do what you can do, and stop trying to dictate what someone else does with his or her own money. If you want to donate money, time and/or energy, that's wonderful! I'm sincere when I say "that's wonderful". Everyone needs a helping hand at some point, and thank God that there are unselfish people always willing to help. But knock anybody for what they chose to do or not do, it's their business.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Cathy

    It's a wedding paid for by television. Who's to know or say what's in the hearts of people. Where would we be without "entertainment" or the ability to celebrate others happiness?
    Sounds like you're a bit green (with envy) out there...

    March 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Lauren

    Aren't most of the products and services donated for big televised events like this?

    March 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  77. mark

    Why is it that whenever someone spends money these whiners come out of the woodwork and complain. People who are doing well in life deserve to have the things they want. Not every penny a person has has to be given to charity. Yes, there are many less fortunate people in the world (Haiti, Chile, etc.) but it is their money to spend as they choose.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  78. KKEli

    Come on, Cheryl. Not everyone is enemployed, and how do you know they didn't donate money to Haiti or some other cause close to their hearts? Your post was very judgmental of two people you don't even know. Wow!

    I'm sorry, but I don't think people who are employed have to withhold their own personal pleasures because there are so many others unemployed. Just saying.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  79. DickV

    Who really cares how much thier wedding costs, mine cost over $25,000.00 and I would not have changed it for the world. Yes people in haiti and starving and dying, but you know what so are people on every corner of the globe and that will never cease. You cant live life trying to fix every little problem in the world, it is just not possible. Yes we have our own issues in our own country, but dont worry Obama will fix it all. Hahaha yeah right. I tell you what if Obamas change is not enough I have some in my ashtray in my over sized suv that you can have. Not trying to be a jerk but you sound very ignorant with you rant Cheryl, you make it sound out of pity for haitians and such but it is clearly just jealousy. I bet you watch the show every week.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Ziggy2

    Cheryl, lighten up! This wedding goes right along with the "Bachelor/Bachelorette" show biz. And,don't you think that ABC funded this? During the Depression people flocked to the movies in droves to get away from their misery for a couple of hours.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Rachel

    I don't think they are selfish and greedy and I think if ABC offered me $45,000 dollars for a wedding I would find a way to spend it. Plus it really shows there greedy seeing as how Jason works serving as president of Project Parachute, a non-profit organization that helps single parents by providing childcare scholarships and creating support groups, that's SO greedy *Sarcasim* Please if someone gave you "Cheryl" $45,000 dollars to do with what you like i'm sure you would find a way to spend it, no problem!!!! Stop judging people you don't know, it makes you look bad!!!

    March 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Dave

    wow, bitter much?

    Who cares what one person does with THIER OWN money. They earned it by doing a job on ABC. A wedding is a one time occasion to celebrate family and life. If they want to go all out on it, let them. If they want to buy an island and have the money for it then who cares. Its not like they are using government handouts to travel the world. They are just living thier lives.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  83. For real?

    Why is everything and everyone else's money have to be directed to those that CHOSE to live in those countries, everything should be going to them? Are you kidding me? How about quit being jelous and let them be, they are happy and it took money to get married! I don't know anyone that has gotten married and it hasn't cost them something.. yes even a preacher or justice of the peace require a "donation"! Chill out and if you are here to try to get everyone to feel sorry for the Haitians, although devastiting, NOT everyone needs to poor their money to them.. that is what the donation lines and red cross are for! Good lord, someone took a leak in somebody's cheerios this morning!

    March 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Kay

    Cheryl you sound very bitter!

    March 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Lynn

    Seriously Cheryl, its just a tv show. So just calm down. Sorry things are n'tgoing so well for you. Good luck to you both Molly and Jason and I'm glad that you found happiness! Now others need to do the same.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Str8 outta TX

    it was all for attention and fame and shit anyway. neither cares about the other, and i give this relationship 6 months tops.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Alsha

    Its their wedding, their business what they do with their money. Its no one's obligation to help anyone. It would be nice, but its most certainly never required.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Brenda

    AMEN!!!!!! You hit it just right Cheryl. I couldn't of said it better.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Beth

    I agree w/Cheryl 100 percent!

    March 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Ron

    Somebody sounds very jealous! Did you ever think that the money they are spending is providing income to the people from whom they are making the purchases.

    March 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Cheryl

    Maybe Jason and Molly don't realize it but there are a lot of Americans who are unemployed and think that an extravagent wedding is a bit much. Did they ever stop to think that maybe she could have chosen a less expensive wedding dress and donated the $45000 cost to Haitians? Did Molly or Jason ever think that most Americans are concerned about putting food on the table while they are worried about milking ABC for every penny they can get? The Mesnicks have shown that they financially are ignorant–that they are coming across as very greedy, selfish people who have no concerns for the problems most people in our country are facing. They live in LaLaLand where the only thing that matters to them is jetting across the country and living the life of the rich and famous.

    March 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |

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