BACHELORETTE star Michael Allio is nothing if not a catch.
But beneath the success story lies a tragic story.
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Who is Michael Allio and how old is he?
At 36-years-old, Allio is one of the oldest contestants on the show.
He’s also a single father to a son, James, who was born in 2016.
On his LinkedIn page, he describes himself as an “experienced entrepreneur with a passion for start-up businesses, developing novel products and services, making lasting connections and serving the greater good.”
But beneath all this do-good lies a terrible and tragic story.
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What is the tragedy that befell Michael Allio?
As we mentioned, Allio is a single father to a son.
But the reason he’s a single father is because he’s also a widower.
His wife, Laura — who is the mother of his son — died of breast cancer in 2019. She was only 33 years old.
In her honor, Allio founded what was one of the biggest successes of his professional career.
Instagram @michael_alliol4“Live life like Laura”[/caption]
What does Michael Allio do for a living?
Allio runs an all-volunteer project called the L4 Project, whose main purpose is to help other charities.
And it’s all thanks to his late wife, Laura.
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“Laura inspired thousands of people with her messages of advocacy, self-care, and awareness,” reads the site.
“Despite Laura’s two-year battle, she remained positive and used her illness as a platform to positively impact the lives of others.”
Allio also tells people to “live life like Laura.”