Taking the following step! Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby are going sturdy after falling for one another — and inflicting drama — on season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise.
“Assembly Danielle modified my life and all the pieces we’ve been doing since then has been getting higher and higher,” Michael A., 38, revealed throughout the season 8 reunion particular, which was filmed on November 4, and aired following the BiP finale on Tuesday, November 22.
Danielle, 37, informed the viewers that life has been “fairly freaking great” with Michael after beforehand showing on season 4 of the Bachelor spinoff collection in 2017.
The previous neonatal nurse confessed that she was cautiously optimistic however hopeful that becoming a member of season 8 of BiP might result in a romance. By the tip of their journey, Michael, for his half, was assured in his relationship with the Wisconsin native.
“I’ve solely ever mentioned I like you to at least one particular person in my life, however I like you,” he informed Danielle throughout the reunion. The season 21 Bachelor contestant was surprised and replied, “I’m shocked as s–t proper now.”
Regardless of being shocked, Danielle informed viewers that she was transferring to Akron, Ohio, which is the place Michael lives together with his son, James. The “WoMed” podcast cohost insisted that she received’t be transferring in along with her beau, however she was prepared for his or her subsequent journey.
“Love that child,” she mentioned earlier than Michael gushed about how rapidly James and Danielle related.
He defined: “She’s exceptional with him and that’s no shock in any respect.”
When BiP season 8 started, Michael hit it off with Sierra Jackson. The businessman, nevertheless, shocked followers throughout the October 10 episode when he broke issues off with the previous Bachelor contestant, 27.
“The previous couple of days, I’ve been taking time to get pleasure from the place we’re at, figuring out that this complete factor strikes so rapidly. However on the identical time, issues take time. I can’t put my finger on it, there’s one thing [missing] with us,” he mentioned on the time. “I do know you’ll be able to really feel me being guarded. I don’t imply to do this. I actually don’t.”
The one dad — whose spouse, Laura, died in 2019 after battling breast most cancers — informed Sierra that he thought they have been higher off as pals.
Michael later confessed by way of an October 22 TikTok video that she ought to have “dealt with the breakup higher,” admitting it was flawed for accepting Sierra’s rose and constellation reward shortly earlier than ending the connection.
The Ohio native once more turned heads the next week when he immediately related with Danielle upon her arrival. Like Michael, the nurse injector misplaced somebody shut when her fiancé, Nick Haag, died in 2011 following a drug overdose.
Following their preliminary assembly in Mexico, Michael informed the cameras he might need simply gone on the “final first date of my life.” Whereas the couple gave the impression to be made for one another — and bonded over their respective losses — Sierra was not OK with how all the pieces went down.
“I really feel extremely disrespected. I’m gonna go meditate. #bachelorinparadise,” Sierra tweeted throughout the October 17, episode, referring to Danielle’s arrival as “#handy.”
Bachelor in Paradise alum Jared Haibon, who married Ashley Iaconetti in 2019, sounded off on the budding romance the next day.
“I’m for Danielle and Michael. I feel on the finish of the day, Sierra is a implausible particular person and I like her a lot. From what we gathered after we have been down on the seashore, it was extra in order that Michael, perhaps, didn’t really feel it with Sierra,” Jared, 34, solely informed Us Weekly on October 18. “It was extra about his reference to Sierra than it was, ‘He’s not prepared for a relationship.’”
After taping BiP, Michael and Danielle continued to develop shut. They revealed throughout the reunion that they even attended Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland’s August wedding ceremony as a pair and have met one another’s dad and mom.