Michael Allio Turned Down ‘Largest’ Bachelor Paycheck He Ever Heard of

Michael Allio may’ve been The Bachelor season 26 lead, however he turned down the supply — and the paycheck he says could effectively have been the biggest ever for the present.

“I used to be simply actually scared. I used to be actually scared of it,” Allio, 39, revealed on a latest episode of the “She’s All Bach” podcast, including the concept of turning into the star of the present “felt just a little bit like a jail.”

The one father, who eradicated himself from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette in 2021 — and who met girlfriend Danielle Maltby on season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise the next 12 months — defined that despite the fact that manufacturing was “extraordinarily accommodating with [my son] James,” he determined he was not the precise match for the function.

“I don’t assume I generally is a good Bachelor. I don’t assume I generally is a good lead,” Allio, who welcomed James with late spouse Laura Ritter-Allio in 2016, defined. “I might have a very troublesome time, managing, like, 30 relationships. I might most likely know inside the first 5 days who I wished to spend time with.”

Allio was additionally frightened how turning into the Bachelor would have an effect on his son. (The ABC star in the end left Thurston’s season to take care of his baby, whose mom died in 2019.) “I don’t wish to create that pointless aspect in our already difficult lives,” Allio stated.

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Subsequently, Allio defined, he needed to stroll away from a fairly hefty paycheck.

“I can’t speak about particular numbers, but it surely was very giant,” he stated of the supply. “It was the biggest one I ever heard or examine. The cash was undoubtedly there … however, cash isn’t one thing that motivates me … If I don’t wish to do it, there isn’t a value that may get [me] to do it.”

Michael Allio.
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Whereas Allio “needed to name [Bachelor producers] and inform them no” — he stated they have been upset when he instructed them — Clayton Echard in the end scored the highest spot, and an eventual relationship with contestant Susie Evans. (The pair break up in September 2022.)

Allio, in the meantime, is busy navigating his extremely publicized romance with Maltby, 37.

“I’ll say this. Being in a public relationship, it isn’t enjoyable,” he stated on the podcast, stressing they each love one another “very a lot” however dodging a query addressing rumors they’d break up up. “Danielle and I, like, each agree that the one those who needs to be in our relationship are us two. So we predict simply the healthiest solution to have a relationship is to maintain it non-public.”