Jewish ‘Bachelor’ star marries runner-up


(JTA) — Former "The Bachelor" star Jason Mesnick, a Jewish single father, married the show’s runner-up, Molly Malaney.

The couple was married Feb. 27 at a resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., surrounded by guests including the show’s previous stars and stars of "The Bachelorette" Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, and Charlie O’Connell.

The wedding was filmed for a March 8 special on ABC-TV, according to reports.

Mesnick originally proposed to "Bachelor" winner Melissa Rycroft at the end of the 13th season in late 2008, then dumped her on national television in order to continue dating Malaney.

He proposed to Malaney late last year at a lodge in New Zealand that they had visited during the show.

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