Everything You Need to Know About Michael Allio, the Sweet Single Dad on 'Bachelorette'

While I am still not over the fact that ABC had a man show up on Katie Thurston’s season dressed as a literal feline in what appears to be some sort of alarming The Bachelorette x The Masked Singer x Cats crossover, this season is actually shaping up to be pretty fun. Mostly because Katie is chill, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are a dream team when it comes to hosting, and New Mexico is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. On top of all that, there are a ton of seemingly nice guys who appear to be here for the ~RIGHT REASONS~, including bonafide sweetheart Michael Allio. We don’t know exactly how long Michael will be lurking around Katie’s season, but we do know he makes it pretty far thanks to spoilers, so let’s get to know him better!

He’s a Single Dad Who’s Super Devoted to His Son

Yeah, Michael wants to find a partner (and on reality TV, no less), but his main focus is on his adorbs little son. As ABC notes in our dude’s bio, “Michael is a single dad whose world revolves around his amazing four-year-old son, James. When it comes to dating, the two of them are a packaged deal, and Michael wouldn’t have it any other way. Michael lives a life that is incredibly fulfilling and says he is more than ready to find someone to share it with.”


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Sadly, Michael’s wife passed away several years ago, and he founded clothing company L4 (Live Life Like Laura) Project in her honor, which “donates 100% of its profits to nonprofit organizations that address these needs and enrich the lives of individuals and families fighting cancer.”

Michael’s Dream Woman Is Witty and Stands Up Against Ignorance

No wonder he wanted to compete on Katie’s season! More on what he’s looking for right here…in case you’re respectfully curious:

Clearly Michael is into ~JOKES~ because he showed up on Katie’s season and presented her with a watch that he claimed was a family heirloom before being all “I’m just kidding with you. I’m not a creep. I got that at the airport.” He then profoundly mused, “Time’s precious. Be happy. Spend it with the people you want to be with. Hopefully, we get some time to talk about it.”


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Other things we know about Michael thanks to ABC:

He Lives in Akron, Ohio

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, who appears to be very pumped about having an Ohio local on the show, Michael hails from Akron and is the founder and managing partner of Allstera, which sells PPE. Important, duh, but kinda zzzz, so let’s get to the good stuff:


Hi, okay, so according to Reality Steve, “Michael lasts long this season,” and his exit has something to do with his son. As Steve says, “I don’t know any of the exact details regarding his departure, I just know either Katie sends him home to be with his son or he wants to leave because of it. I believe he makes it to the episode before hometowns.” Gots it!


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