Watch enough seasons of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, and it soon becomes clear: Finding love on national television is relatively easy. It’s keeping the relationship going strong afterwards that turns out to be the hard part!
While many couples have seen their romance fizzle once the show is over, Bachelor Season 13 lovebirds Jason and Molly Mesnick have had no such issues. The couple, who married in February 2010, is now expecting their first child together!
Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment at Bachelor Mansion on January 11, the Mesnicks opened up about what makes their relationship work — hint: they both want nothing to do with Hollywood — and gave us an inside look at what life in the Mesnick home will look like for Mom, Dad, and Tye post-baby.
Are you watching The Bachelor this season? What do you think of the girls?
Molly: I did watch. It’s always hard for me to tell this early on. I need like four episodes in and then I know who I like and who might be a little crazy.
Thoughts on Tierra, though?
Molly: Yes. I really liked her. I got a great first impression from her.
Let’s talk about you and Jason. You two are one of the few Bachelor/Bachelorette success stories. Tell me about that.
Molly: I mean..
They hold you up as an example!
Molly: I think for us, it was getting out of Hollywood, getting back to our regular lives. We went straight back to our jobs after finishing the show and it kept us normal and sane and thinking about the right things.
Jason, what is so special about this woman?!
Jason: Her honesty. That’s the one thing I remember when we first got back together. She says it how it is. I don’t want to hear it, but it’s probably really good for me and look at her, growing a little baby now! [he touches her tummy]
Tell us what a great mother she’ll be.
Jason: She will be a great mother, don’t you think?! I have the utmost confidence.
Which one of you will be the disciplinarian?
You? [to Molly]
Molly: Me. Yeah. This guy is a total softy.
Jason: I’m a softy.
Molly: Ty just has to smile at him and he’s like, okay.
Jason: As far as parenting goes, I always plan for the future and I want, when things hit the wall, I want my kids to be able to call me and tell me what’s wrong. When they’re 15 or 16 or 17 or 18, things are really bad and they may be in a situation where they need their parent, I want them to be able to call me.
I try to plan it from the very beginning where they see me as a parent and a friend and it’s a hard balance to do and as a disciplinarian, it’s a little tougher balance and I’m sure she’ll take that role. I’m more of the buddy, at this point.