Michael Allius And Danielle Maltby fell in love during the last season of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Unfortunately, the two have decided to call it quits, as Allio just confirmed their split during a recent podcast appearance.
Michael Allio dishes on split from Danielle Maltby
Michael Allio confirmed the news that many were speculating about: that he and Danielle Maltby are no longer together. The “Bachelor In Paradise” alum admitted that they had love for each other, but ultimately weren’t compatible.
“I think I’ll just take it out there. We are not together anymore,” Allio said on the Trading Secrets podcast. ‘Yes, it really is, it’s not what we had planned. We’ve both put a lot into this relationship and it’s really devastating when it doesn’t work out. Again, like what we talked about before you made your plan: you see your future and you start working towards it.
“And then, when things don’t work out, when you realize that, there’s love, but you’re not necessarily compatible,” he added. “You are grieving the loss, not only of that person and that friend in your life, but also of the future you envisioned. And it’s not her fault.”
Allio went on to explain that he still cares for and respects Maltby, and even explained how much effort she put into the relationship. “She put everything into this. And I just have so much admiration. Yeah, and I think that’s it, you know now,” he continued. “You know we’re still working through some things and trying to stay close. Yeah, but yeah, the last few months have been really tough.
Michael Allio on progress
Allio then said that starting over is scary, but necessary to move forward. “It’s always scary to start over. It’s really scary, but it’s part of it,” he said. “I know time will heal because I’ve felt that before, but it doesn’t make it any less difficult.”
Michael Allio was first introduced to “The Bachelor” franchise after appearing on Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette.” His devoted relationship with his young son was one of the things that stood out to Allio, especially when he explained that his son’s mother had lost her life to breast cancer a few years ago.
Earlier this year, in January, Allio posted an emotional tribute to his late wife. “It’s been four years since Laura passed away and I’ve spent the last two hours staring at my computer trying to think of the right words for how I want to honor Her on this special day,” he began before adding: “Alone is my body paralyzed…my mind is adrift…as I sit still…stare aimlessly at the frozen, snow-covered ground outside my office window. Confusion ensues, as sixteen years of memories and a lifetime of ‘what ifs’ flash before my eyes like a blinding flashlight in the darkest of rooms. It hurts to think about it, but today instead of looking away, I’m forced to look inward.”
The lengthy Instagram post ended with, “James and I miss you so much, honey. I hope you are proud of me because none of this was easy without you. I know we’ll see you again someday, but until then…enjoy the show.”