It starts as a friendship!
Amanda Kloots was finally able to meet face-to-face with online pal Michael Allio — a fan favorite who appeared on Bachelorette Katie Thurston's season. The duo met up in Ohio for dinner and captured the sweet moment for their followers.
The 39-year-old blonde beauty also shared a second snap of the pair enjoying some beverages via her Instagram Story, writing, "Guess who I'm out on the town with?!."
Her famous pals, including Bachelor Matt James showered the pic with heart emojis, but a number of her followers could see a little spark between the duo and pointed it out. "Wait. I'm ☠️. This is the best news ever. Happy friendship. And whatever else may come. Xx," one user gushed, while another wrote: "I just. I love this friendship or whatever it is!"
"My heart is bursting with JOY!!! 2 of my favorite humans!! I love this so much!!!!!!!! ❤️🙌," someone commented on their pic, while a fourth declared: "honestly as a proud member of bachelor nation i really cheer this on. 🙏🏽🤣😍😍😍😍."
Allio, 36, shared the snap from Dancing With the Stars alum Instagram feed to his Story with his own caption, writing, "Just two kids from Akron," followed by a red heart emoji.
The single father captured the hearts of millions on The Bachelorette after he revealed he had sadly lost his wife Laura to breast cancer. He eventually ended up leaving the show to go home and take care of his son.
Kloots' husband, Nick Cordero, sadly passed away from COVID-19 in July 2020. The pair shared 2-year-old son Elvis.