Chris Harrison predicts there will be three Bachelor weddings this year

Bachelor host Chris Harrison expects that three couples that met on the series may get married this year.

Saturday, I asked him about the show’s dismal track record and whether or not that matters, and he said, “Well, we may have three weddings this year.” Specifically, he cited Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado, Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick, and Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski.

Byron and Mary most recently made news when she was arrested for hitting him, but Harrison said, “Byron and Mary set a date, they’re getting married this year. Talk about real-life crap that they’ve dealt with, and we’ve all stayed involved. And that’s what’s great about our show, I think people know it is real, so they do follow our couples afterword.”

As to the other two couples, he told me, “Molly just moved in with Jason in Seattle; they’re going to probably get married within a year, and hopefully Jillian and Ed can deal with this garbage they’re dealing with and they’ll get married.” (That “garbage” consists of two women accusing Ed of cheating on Jillian with them.)

“We could have three weddings this year,” Chris Harrison said. I asked if they’d do another wedding special, and he said, “Maybe we’ll do a triple-special. One night, three weddings: That’d be awesome!”

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