Bachelorette's Michael Allio reveals if he wants to be the next Bachelor after he quit Katie Thurston's season for son

BACHELORETTE star Michael Allio revealed if he is interested in becoming the next Bachelor.

This comes after the single dad quit the current season and left Katie Thurston in order to see his son.

During an interview with People, the reality star touched on whether he would be all about handing out roses instead of receiving them.

He told the outlet: "I literally just got my heart broken on TV, so I am trying to mend those wings. And I have to think about what it would be like to get engaged in and introduce someone to my son in such a quick timeframe. I'm not sold on the idea!"

Michael added: "I do think love is totally out there for me. I'm getting a lot of messages from people who are resonating with my story and my message to any widower is that they can find it, too. It is possible — and they are worth it."


On the latest episode of The Bachelorette, the 37-year-old decided to exit the show in order to return back home to his 4-year-old son James.

In a heartbreaking phone call with James, the single dad is visibly distraught telling the toddler: "I miss you like crazy buddy."

Audio can be heard of his son saying: "Maybe Daddy don't want to see me."


Michael recalled during the interview: "It was obviously a really difficult decision [to leave the show], but as a parent, it was black and white."

He added of the conversation with his son: "When your child says that, you answer the call, and I think a lot of single parents probably have to deal with the fact that when they're pursuing their own happiness, it does take a little bit from the time they're spending with their child.

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"It's a constant balancing act that's happening. But I would do it all over again and make the same decisions."


However, Michael was able to close the book on this chapter after a conversation with Katie during the Men Tell All special.

He said: "I've been waiting to have this conversation with Katie for a while — I mean, since the day I left New Mexico, it's been on my mind… She did provide clarity for me to be able to begin starting over and finding [love] all over again."

Michael added: "The closure I got was basically that the position I put her in created a chain reaction for other things — I know that when I left, there were three amazing guys that could have had better relationships [with her] than me the entire time.

"I'm hoping she found happiness with one of them, even though it means that, you know, I've got to kind of say goodbye."

Michael is raising James on his own following the tragic death of his wife Laura Ritter-Allio, who passed away from cancer in 2019 at the age of 33.

Laura gathered a following sharing her cancer journey on Facebook.

While Michael will not be the next Bachelor, perhaps fellow contestant Andrew Spencer will be, as fans have been supporting the idea.

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