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Matt Grant Comments on Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor

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It's been nearly a month since Jason Mesnick shocked the world by dumping Melissa Rycroft for Molly Malaney on The Bachelor "After the Final Rose" special.

Jason's Bachelor predecessor, Matt Grant, doesn't approve of the move.

Mesnick's unceremoniously dispatching Rycroft and romancing runner-up Molly while the cameras rolled was not smart, the London native told People.

“This guy kind of committed suicide,” said Grant. “He’s a nice man. I’ve met him quite a few times. But I think he should have gone about it differently.”

Jason Mesnick should have handled things differently, Matt Grant thinks - but he admits it took guts for The Bachelor star to do what was right.

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

Grant proposed to Shayne Lamas on The Bachelor but their engagement ended in July of last year. He's now dating his publicist, Sarah Robarts.

Nowadays, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney continue to date off camera as a jilted Rycroft has become a smash hit on Dancing with the Stars.

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