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Danielle Maltby gave her aspect of the story after her cut up from boyfriend Michael Allio. The couple, who met on season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise, broke up following weeks of cut up rumors.

“I was very, very blindsided by it,” Danielle, 37, stated on her “WoMed” podcast on Friday, September 22. “Obviously [I’m] still very emotional and hurt and confused. I still don’t really have any answers. I’m in it.”

She claimed she was “shocked” when Michael, 39, broke up along with her in the future after she underwent an egg retrieval process.

“What’s hard in talking about this really isn’t the procedure itself, it’s what came after,” she defined. “And I just need to get it out there so that people can stop asking questions and I can just move forward. But the day after Michael and I got home from freezing my eggs, he … he broke up with me and I was very, very blindsided by it. Obviously still very emotional and hurt and confused. I still don’t really have any answers.”

Michael responded to her claims on that very same day, stating that he wished to “clear things up” through his social media as a consequence of a “narrative going around” that was half “true” and half “false.”

“I’m not stranger to critique. I know that I’m incredibly flawed and I know that Danielle is a very good person but I do need to clear things up. Because certain things are a little bit off,” he alleged, noting that his intention isn’t about “winning an argument” however as a result of “there is just truth out there and I’m happy to assist.”

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Michael first confirmed their cut up through the September 17 episode of Jason Tartick’s Buying and selling Secrets and techniques podcast.

“I guess I’ll just come out with it. We’re not together anymore,” Michael stated. “Yeah it’s really, 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.”

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Michael and Danielle at a ‘BIP’ rose ceremony. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Though Danielle and Michael formally met on the seashore in Mexico in June 2022, their love story truly started earlier than that. It began after Michael was launched to viewers as a contestant on season 17 of The Bachelorette with Katie Thurston, and he opened up about shedding his spouse to most cancers. Danielle, who was on season 21 of The Bachelor with Nick Viall, reached out to Michael on social media, as her fiance had beforehand died from a drug overdose.

The 2 have been in a position to join over their shared traumas, they usually shaped a friendship on-line. Nonetheless, they didn’t truly meet in individual till Danielle’s arrival in Paradise. Michael was one of many unique solid members in season 8, and he initially shaped a reference to Sierra Jackson. After ending their relationship, although, Michael was able to pack his luggage and head dwelling.

Danielle arrived on the good time, and she or he made Michael need to give the method one other probability. The 2 have been thrilled to take their on-line friendship to the true world, they usually started relationship on the present. Along with their bodily attraction and emotional connection, Danielle and Michael have been each additionally on the identical web page about eager to take issues gradual.

Though they didn’t get engaged in Paradise, Michael and Danielle agreed to go away the present as a pair. On the time, she was dwelling in Nashville, whereas he was in Ohio together with his son. On the stay reunion present in Nov. 2022, they confirmed they have been nonetheless collectively, and shortly afterward, Danielle moved to Ohio to be with Michael.