Do Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby Get Engaged?
Michael, 38, and Danielle, 36, did not get engaged on BiP, but they did leave as a couple after sparking a romantic connection on the beach.
The former contestant from Bachelorette alum Katie Thurston’s season shares his only child, son James, who was born in 2016, with his late wife Laura. His spouse died of breast cancer in January 2019 after a two-year-long battle with the disease. She received her devastating diagnosis just seven months after their son was born.
Laura is gone but certainly not forgotten. Not only did Michael create the L4 Project, which offers support for families to “navigate the physical, emotional, institutional and financial complexities that come with a cancer diagnosis,” but he also frequently posts about their history together.
“Since you’ve been gone, my life has been … well … anything but boring. Are you not entertained?” the Bachelor Nation star wrote via Instagram on September 1 in a heartfelt tribute to Laura on what would have been their 10-year wedding anniversary. “Through sickness and in health, you taught me how to fight for the things you love. And while I could never be as brave or as fierce as you, I’ve been trying my best since the day you left.”
He added in the lengthy post, “Life is not fair, but it is hopeful. I can feel it in my heart and see it in our son’s eyes. It is wildly unpredictable and often littered with pain and despair. But never forget that life is a gift. That you are the author of your own story.”
As for Danielle, she has also experienced a significant death in her life with the loss of her fiancé, Nick Haag.
“I was engaged and five and a half years ago he passed away,” the neonatal nurse said while she was a contestant on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, which premiered in 2017. “He overdosed on drugs and I found him. I didn’t know he was an addict so it was a complete shock.”
Are Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby Still Together?
Michael and Danielle are still going strong after filming. They revealed during the reunion, which was filmed on November 4, that the nurse is relocating from Colorado to Ohio in order to be closer to Michael. However, they were not going to be living together in an effort to take things slow.
They also attended Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams’ wedding to Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland in August, where they were seen dancing and cuddled up together in multiple photos and videos on social media.
As it turned out, Wells actually had a major part in setting Michael and Danielle up!
“They cut it, but I told @MichaelAllio I had someone for him and then walked up the steps of paradise, welcomed @daniellemmaltby and told her to go find Michael,” Wells shared via Twitter on October 17.
Who Gets Engaged on Bachelor in Paradise 2022?
Although Michael didn’t pop the question in Mexico, other people found a match.
Johnny DePhillipo, who most recently appeared on Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s joint season, got engaged Peter Weber’s former contestant Victoria Fuller. However, they have since split and she is now dating franchise alum Greg Grippo. Michelle Young’s runner-up contestant, Brandon Jones, popped the question to Serene Russell, who fans knew from Clayton Echard’s season. They have since moved in together and are currently wedding planning.