44006220 'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick broke up with Melissa BEFORE the show? "The Bachelor" Jason Mesnick wants you to know he’s not really a total wanker.

He now tells Momlogic.com that Melissa Rycroft knew their relationship was over BEFORE the show.

But he says she played the boo-hoos to the hilt anyway. And he doesn’t regret a thing.

"I mean, our last conversation was: ‘Are you gonna to wear the ring? Because you know we’re not together.’ And I think that she probably had some hopes still that maybe I was gonna change my mind, ’cause she was really upset, " he told Momlogic.com

"We didn’t talk a couple of days before we shot. And that’s OK. No matter what I said, she was going to be upset. We’ve talked about not being together over the phone, but I had to tell her stuff in person too. I’m not as cowardly as it might seem or as much of a jerk as I might seem for doing it on camera. But that was my only chance to do it."

Whom did his mom like better, Melissa or Molly Malaney?

"She didn’t really have a great judge of who she thought I should be with. She said as long as I’m happy, that’s what’s most important. …"

"I think it’s fair for people to have the right to judge me. But it was the truth."

How do you judge him? Tell the truth!

Photo: Jason Mesnick still has some roses left. Anyone interested? Credit: ABC