December 12, 2008 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Ladies…it appears to be true, Jason Mesnick is formally out of commission and although the newest season of The Bachelor doesn’t begin until January 5, Jason has found the love of his life! Everyone who follows The Bachelorette series on ABC has to remember Mesnick. He was the poor single dad, who was dumped by Deanna Pappas during the final rose ceremony last July. His heartfelt break-down echoed in the hearts of many women and thankfully ABC gave him a second chance to find love on this season of The Bachelor.
Mesnick spoke to PEOPLE and told them, “I’m engaged! I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for.” He added, “I’m completely in love.”
As for his past relationship on The Bachelorette, Mesnick said, “I really did fall in love with DeAnna.” He also expressed how “shocked” he was upon learning about Pappas’ split from winner Jesse Csincsak on November 3. “I thought they were going to make it,” he said.
Mesnick took a break from dating after the show and some time to heal his broken heart. When ABC approached him about doing The Bachelor he was ready and decided to give reality TV love one more try, with a determination to find love and a life mate this time. “I am ready,” he told US Weekly. “I am through it and open to giving these girls everything I can to find the one that is right for me.”
“All I am missing, really, is someone to share [my life] with,” he added. “There’s no guarantee…but 25 girls? I mean, it’s a real opportunity to find just one.”
Thank goodness he left his heart open because it looks as if Mesnick, his 3 year old son and a very lucky lady’s dreams of love and happiness are coming true!
Mesnick told PEOPLE, “I just really believed this can happen to me…I cannot believe it’s this great!”
The Bachelor premieresJanuary 5, 2009on ABC.
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