Jason Mesnick: Engaged on The Bachelor!

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Take that, DeAnna Pappas.

What's up NOW, Jesse Csincsak?

The new season of The Bachelor doesn’t begin until January 5, but Jason Mesnick has already found love on the pre-taped ABC reality dating series.

“I’m engaged!” Mesnick says. “I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love.”

The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick

The 32-year-old single dad, whose marriage proposal to DeAnna was thwarted in July on the season finale of The Bachelorette when she opted for Jesse instead, harbors no hard feelings - and was shocked they later broke up.

“I really did fall in love with DeAnna,” he admits, adding that when he heard of her surprising breakup with Jesse Csincsak in November:

“I was shocked. I thought they were going to make it.”

An outpouring of support from fans and family helped convince the divorced Mesnick to take another chance at finding love in front of the cameras.

With the right priorities, of course: “I don’t want to be by myself,” Jason Mesnick says. “I’m ready for a relationship and family. I was not looking for a mom, but I was looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

Well, now that the mission has been accomplished, we can't wait to see who Jason Mesnick selects on The Bachelor next month.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


The Bachelor Quotes

I would definitely prefer not to be the first Bachelor rejected at the end of all of this.


This is not another season of The Bachelorette. Or Paradise. This is actually The Bachelor. I know, I’m as surprised as you are.