Jason Mesnick Warns Arie Luyendyk Jr. During Bachelor Finale: 'People Are Going to Be Angry'

WARNING: This post contains Bachelor spoilers. 

There’s one male in America who understands how Arie Luyendyk Jr. feels right now: Jason Mesnick.

The season 13 Bachelor is no foreigner to controversy: In 2009, Mesnick due to Melissa Rycroft on a finale, though by a time After a Final Rose rolled around, he was second-guessing his preference — since he couldn’t stop meditative about his runner-up, Molly Malaney. He finished adult job it quits with Rycroft right afterwards and there and reuniting with Malaney. Though a dissection was unpleasant to watch, things worked out for a best: Mesnick and Malaney been married for 8 years and have dual children.

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On Luyendyk Jr.’s deteriorate culmination Monday, a 36-year-old competition automobile motorist pulled his possess switcheroo: Two months after proposing to Becca Kufrin, 27, he satisfied he was still in adore with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, 26. After wrestling with his decision, he eventually motionless to mangle off his rendezvous to Kufrin to pursue a attribute with Burnham.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. (left) and Jason Mesnick

With that in mind, it creates clarity that Mesnick, 41, had a few difference of knowledge to Luyendyk Jr., that he common during footage that aired on Tuesday’s After a Final Rose.

“My family, my friends — they don’t understand,” pronounced Luyendyk Jr. “No one can unequivocally describe to what I’m going through. The chairman who has a closest knowledge is Jason. we know that Jason altered his mind and he’s happily married.”

After a dual sat down together, Luyendyk Jr. asked Mesnick about his experience.

“There was some backlash,” pronounced Mesnick. “I remember a cover of PEOPLE repository pronounced ‘Bachelor Betrayal.’ What we listened people observant was ‘cheater,’ that wasn’t true. But people yelled during me in a street. It hurt. we mean, people are going to be indignant with what we did. You’re putting yourself out there in a approach that people aren’t going to like, and they’re going to contend things that aren’t unequivocally nice.”

Mesnick left Luyendyk Jr. with one final warning: “Don’t do this unless you’re a 100 percent certain.”

Luyendyk Jr. formerly told PEOPLE he was good wakeful his preference wouldn’t be good perceived by a franchise’s millions of clinging viewers.

“I know people are going to be tough on [me],” he said. “I done a mistake. And I’m prepared for a backlash. But all we can contend is we had to follow my heart.”

The Bachelor concludes Tuesday with a two-hour live After a Final Rose special, starting during 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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