Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby, who first met on Bachelor in Paradise season 8, have called it quits. On Jason Tartick’s Trading Secrets podcast on September 18, 2023, Michael provided the following breaking news:
“I guess I’ll just come out with it. We’re not together anymore. It’s not what we planned. We both threw a lot into this relationship and it’s really awful when it doesn’t work out. You mourn the loss not of just that person and that friend in your life, but also the future that you had envisioned. And it’s to no fault of hers. She poured everything into this,” he said.
“I just have so much admiration. I guess that’s it right now. We’re still, you know, working through some things and trying to stay close. But yeah, [the] last couple months have been really tough. Starting over again is always frightening. It’s really frightening, but it’s a part of it.”
Michael Allio also discussed how difficult the current situation is, but he feels that all will work out in the end. The two celebrities met while filming season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise. Their first kiss occurred during their first date, which fans watched on the show in October 2022. Their relationship was fairly noticeable at the time.
Trigger warning: Mention of death by suicide.
Michael Allio previously married Laura, who died of cancer in 2019 and left behind their son, James. Danielle Maltby, on the other hand, had been engaged before, but her lover committed suicide in 2011.
The ex-couple had a great connection throughout season 8, but instead of getting engaged, they continued to work on their relationship after the program finished. Allio said at the time:
“Ever since Laura passed, I’ve had difficulty giving and receiving love. And for the longest time I have felt incredibly just lost, wandering, numb, you know? I bring it with me everywhere so I don’t get lost. On the inside of it, it says, ‘I find you wherever you are.’ And I can’t help but think this compass brought me to you [Danielle].”
In terms of Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby’s romance, the stars ceased regularly sharing images together in August 2023. In an interview with the She’s All Bach podcast, Michael Allio also revealed the following:
“I’ll say this. Being in a public relationship, it isn’t fun. Danielle and I, like, both agree that the only people that should be in our relationship are us two. So we think just the healthiest way to have a relationship is to keep it private. And we both love each other very much, but we just kinda wanna keep things private.”