Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby have both weathered tragedy, getting a second chance at love during season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise.
Allio made his Bachelor Nation debut during Katie Thurston‘s season of The Bachelorette in 2021, but he ultimately self-eliminated because he didn’t want to leave his son, James, alone at home. The Ohio native shared James with wife Laura, who died of breast cancer in 2019.
Maltby, for her part, appeared on Nick Viall‘s season of The Bachelor, which aired in 2017. Before her appearance on the ABC dating show, the neonatal nurse was in a relationship with Nick Haag. The couple had been engaged for just three months when Haag died of a drug overdose in 2011 at age 29.
Following a brief Paradise connection with Sierra Jackson, Allio hit it off with Maltby after she asked him on a one-on-one date. The pair didn’t get engaged during the season finale, but they did exchange the L-word — and agreed to keep seeing each other after filming.
In September 2023, Allio revealed that he and Maltby called it quits after one year of dating.
Keep scrolling for a timeline of Allio and Maltby’s romance: