Happily ever after in Ohio. Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby are taking the next steps after meeting on Bachelor in Paradise — at their own pace.“I would love [to move to Akron] sooner rather than later, but there’s a lot of moving parts.
I, obviously, want to leave my current job in the best hands possible and find the right place up here. But I would love to [move] I mean, honestly, as soon as possible,” the 37-year-old Nashville resident exclusively said on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast, one day after the Tuesday, November 22, finale.Michael, 38, who is the father of son James, 6, with late wife Laura, explained that the couple decided “about a month and a half ago” that things were getting serious enough to talk about Danielle relocating.“Our relationship was getting so strong that if we really were gonna try to make this whole thing work, we had to live in close proximity,” he said. “We both have careers, you know, she’s an incredible nurse.
She’s gotta arrange all of those things.”When it came to introducing the Bachelor season 21 alum to his son, Michael admitted he had to go “out of his comfort zone a little bit” because of the circumstances. (The twosome left Mexico in June but couldn’t reveal their status until Tuesday’s finale.)“Danielle’s living in Nashville and I’m seven hours away, so kind of orchestrating these, you know, meetups — I didn’t want to be away from him too long,” he said. “So I introduced James and Danielle as, you know, ‘Danielle [is] daddy’s friend,’ and he totally understands that at that level.Read more on usmagazine.com