5 Things to Know About Single Dad on ‘Bachelorette’

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Another shot at love. Two years after shedding his spouse, Michael Allio is competing for Katie Thurston’s coronary heart on season 17 of The Bachelorette.

The 37-year-old Ohio native revealed to Katie, 30, that he has a son through the June 7 premiere of the ABC sequence. He added that he’s allowed to FaceTime James every day whereas residing on the New Mexico resort for the present.

Michael welcomed James with spouse Laura Ritter-Allio in September 2016, 4 years after the twosome walked down the aisle. The couple met whereas attending Loyola University in Chicago. Laura was recognized with breast most cancers in 2017 and died two years later. He referred to his late partner as his and James’ “magnificent angel” in a tribute on their son’s 4th birthday final year.

“And trust me when I say this … your beautiful mother … is so incredibly proud of you. She tells me this all the time Watching you grow and being by your side through this crazy journey has been nothing short of perfect,” Michael wrote through Instagram in September 2020. “Your smile lifts me when I’m weak and your eyes give me the unique gift of being able to see this world for the first time. There is NOTHING in this life more important than YOU and I’ll dedicate my life to ensuring that you hear and feel that as much as humanly possible. And while I feel your hand slowly growing inside mine, please know, that you’ll always be my baby. Forever. 💛💛💛”

While Michael didn’t get a date with Katie through the June 14 episode, she reassured him that she was nonetheless all in favour of him.

“I was definitely hoping to get invited to a group date. It stings. I have no idea where I stand right now,” he stated on the episode. “Hopefully there is enough of a connection with Katie and I to carry us through to the next rose ceremony.”

The episode ended on a cliffhanger and no rose ceremony, however in accordance to the episode description, Michael will get his first one-on-one date with Katie through the Monday, June 21, episode of The Bachelorette. Scroll by means of for 5 issues to learn about him:

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