Ready for round two? Danielle Maltby goes back to Bachelors in paradise for the second time after the competition in 2017 – and this time she hopes to find her eternal love.
The 37-year-old was introduced to Bachelor Nation in 2017 when she was a contestant Nick Viall‘s season of The bachelor.
During her time on the series, fans learned that Danielle suffered a tragic loss in 2011 when her then-fiancé, Nick Haag, died at the age of 29. The former couple had been engaged for just three months when he died.
Danielle tried to find in Season 4 of The One Bachelors in paradise. Two years later, the ABC personality narrated exclusively Us weekly whether she ever wanted to be the Bachelorette after two failed attempts at finding romance within the franchise.
“I was like, well, ‘I don’t think I can do this,’ and then I was like, ‘Well, it might be nice to have 30 guys after me,'” she said in March 2019. “I mean , maybe in the future, yes, I would consider it.”
The former neonatal nurse added: “My life is gold right now. I’m just really happy in this space that I’m in and I think we’ll just have to see what the future brings.”
In 2021, Danielle reflected on how far she’s come since losing her fiancé 10 years ago – and what she wanted next in life.
“Today it’s 10 years since my fiance passed away. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past month. I was down on the beach a few weeks ago, sitting by the sea early in the morning and just started crying. I had no idea why, and then it hit me. 10 years… a lot has changed in 10 years,” she wrote via Instagram in March 2021. “SO MUCH has changed. I’m different in almost every way. I’ve done some incredible things and some of the greatest people in my life who wouldn’t be there if things hadn’t been the way they were 10 years ago. Keyword grief, guilt or the guilt of the survivors, it has a few names. This life I cherish would not exist now.”
The Midwestern native explained to anyone who’s lost someone that it’s “okay to laugh” and “it’s okay to feel heavy when your song comes on the radio.” She continued, “It’s okay to start over. It’s okay to love and embrace a happy life, and it’s okay to recognize the flaws in that relationship. It is in order. Whoever you lost wants you to be happy and they want you to be happy for you.”
The following year, Danielle shared via Instagram that she had been seeing a therapist for two years and had recently hit a “HUGE personal milestone” when it came to “committing” to herself and her happiness.
“I hadn’t seriously dated anyone and I knew I still had triggers for relationships and love. However, I had reached the point where I was completely happy alone and at peace with where I was in life. But I also knew the thought that anyone could possibly disturb that peace and it scared me,” she wrote of the self-care experience in September. “I’m so grateful for the relationship I’ve been able to build with myself and my therapist. There are sessions where I’m happy and things are great and there are sessions where things are really bloody tough and trauma and grief rear their heads.
The reality star revealed: “The time I’ve devoted to healing and processing has helped me so much and I hope it makes me a better future partner, but despite that I’m so damn proud of myself and still have one long way ahead of me. … If no one told you, I think you matter and your sanity matters 💛.”
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