Michael Allio was a fan favorite on Katie Thurston’s season of The Bacheloretteand now he’s back Bachelors in paradise. Michael was previously married to a woman named Laura and has a young son named James. Here’s what happened to Michael’s wife.
[Spoiler alert: Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 spoilers ahead regarding Michael Allio.]
Michael Allio’s wife Laura died of breast cancer
During Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette, Michael Allio quickly became a fan favorite. Michael revealed to Katie that he had a wife named Laura who was dying of breast cancer. He is also father to his son James.
Before you decide to join the cast of The BacheloretteMichael sought the blessing of his late wife’s parents. “My decision to embark on this journey is not mine alone. So there are a lot of people in my world that are affected by this. People I really love and appreciate,” he said during an episode of Bachelor happy hour podcast.
“I said before I decided to go on the show I wouldn’t go on unless my in-laws gave me their full approval. Basically, this is my goal, to do something that I might feel uncomfortable with, but they also supported me.
Michael Allio is back for Season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise
Despite having a great connection with Katie and making it to her last four, Michael decided to eliminate himself from the show to be with his son. “I’m not leaving for us. I’m leaving because my son needs his father,” Michael told Katie.
Now Michael returns for Bachelors in paradise Season 8. In the premiere episode, he explained, “Since leaving Katie’s season, I’ve taken some time off and just got back to my normal life as a father.”
Michael recalled telling his son that he was being asked to join the cast Bachelors in paradise and expressed that he still misses Laura. “He said, ‘Dad, I miss her too, but everyone needs someone,'” Michael recalled.
He added of James: “Ever since Laura died he’s wanted a mother figure. He feels the missing piece. And I really hope to find someone here so James and I can take the next step in our lives.”
Michael spoke to his son about returning to the show
With Michael Allio leaving Katie’s season to be with his son, fans may be wondering why he has returned Bachelors in paradise. Michael explained during an interview with Access. “James was at a very different point in his life,” he said of his son, referring to the time he was in Katie’s season. “One year difference is a lot in a child’s life.”
“So we got to talk about it a lot more and approached it in a very different way than the first time,” Michael continued. “He’s being watched by my parents and my in-laws. You have vacations planned. He is really looking forward to this time, but we will miss each other.”
New episodes of Bachelors in paradise Season 8 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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