On Monday night we saw one of the most heart-breaking break-ups in Bachelor history as Nick said goodbye to 31-year-old Neonatal Nurse, Danielle Maltby. It was just excruciating to watch. Danielle has experienced a lot of heartache in her life. As she said the “last person she dated died”—not only did her ex boyfriend Nick Haag die, but she was the one who found him after he overdosed in 2011.
Danielle was obviously a very sweet caring girl and she did develop genuine feelings for Nick, but it was painfully obvious on their second one-on-one that they were not on the same page.
In fact I suspect Nick knew prior to asking Danielle on the date that they were not connecting which sort of makes me wonder why he made that date a one-on-one in the first place! Anyhow this is what Nick said in his People blog,
“Onto the next date with the lovely Danielle. Danielle and I had a great first date and it gave our relationship such a strong start. So heading into this one-on-one I was hoping that we hadn’t lost that momentum. Danielle is a beautiful, kind-hearted and has so many qualities I’m looking for in a partner. But throughout the day I couldn’t help but feel like we were suddenly missing that spark. Our relationship seemed to lack some of the ease I felt with the other women.”
It was especially heart-breaking when Maltby excitedly told Nick about what she was looking forward to with their upcoming Hometown when she would introduce him to her family.
“As our date headed into the night, I knew something had to change for me or I might have to make the terribly hard decision to say goodbye. Danielle has already experience tremendous heartbreak. I couldn’t help but feel that, even though I cared so much for this woman, we were not going to get back to the place we were on our first date. As the evening progressed with the thought of maybe meeting Danielle’s family in my mind, I knew something was missing and it was time to say goodbye. I knew I just wasn’t ready for that next step. I wish nothing but wonderful things for Danielle. She deserves an amazing man and a life full of happiness.”
So Nick decided to say goodbye to her on the date. Maltby was devastated. I was devastated because she was such a sweet girl. I just kept hoping that she had made some genuine friendships and would not be walking away from this experience empty handed.
Hopefully we will see Danielle find love on Bachelor in Paradise.