During their respective seasons on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby were instant fan favorites. Michael's wife tragically passed away from cancer years before he signed up for the dating series, while Danielle sadly lost her fiancé to a drug overdose in 2011.
Many fans were rooting for them to find the love they so desired, and luckily, they found each other during Bachelor in Paradise. The two were a perfect match from the very beginning, but are they still together? Let's find out!
So, are Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby still together?
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Michael and Danielle are no longer together. Michael confirmed their break up during the Sept. 18, 2023, episode of Jason Tartick's podcast, Trading Secrets.
"I guess I'll just come out with it. We're not together anymore," Michael said. "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."
Michael also hinted that he and Danielle weren't "necessarily compatible."
"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," he continued. "She poured everything into this. … We're still, you know, working through some things and trying to stay close. But yeah, [the] last couple months have been really tough."
He concluded that “starting over again" is frightening, adding, "I know that time will heal because I've felt that before, but it doesn’t make it any less difficult."
Michael and Danielle hit it off during Season 8 of 'Bachelor in Paradise.'
After meeting on the beaches of Paradise, Michael and Danielle bonded over the devastating ends of their previous relationships. During the season finale, they agreed to pursue their relationship outside of the show — and at the BIP reunion, Michael told Danielle he loved her for the first time.
"Meeting Danielle changed my life, and everything we've been doing since then has been getting better and better," he said at the time. "I've only said I love you to one person in my life, but I love you."
To say Danielle was shocked would be an understatement.
Danielle also revealed during the BIP reunion that she was moving from Nashville to Ohio, where Michael lives with his son, James. Danielle and James got along very well, according to Michael.
"She's met [James] a bunch of times," Michael explained. "She's remarkable with him, and that's no surprise at all."
Over the next few months, Michael and Danielle shared their adventures on Instagram, posting photos of them going job and apartment hunting and enjoying the quiet times at home together. However, all those precious moments have officially been scrubbed from their respective Instagram accounts.