Rate My Takeaway's Danny announces he's in new relationship almost two years after fiancée's death
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Rate My Takeaway star Danny Malin has announced he's happy in a new relationship nearly two years after his fiancée's tragic death.
The 43-year-old food vlogger is best known for his YouTube series, in which he visits and reviews takeaway shops across the UK.
In February 2021, Danny's fiancée Carrie Taylor tragically collapsed in his arms after suffering a heart attack in their Leeds home, and she later died in hospital.
Speaking to LeedsLive last year about losing his partner of 13 years, he said: "It was the worst thing that could ever happen.
"For four or five weeks, I just sort of felt lost and dumb."
The pair shared two children together as well as 40-year-old Carrie's son from a previous relationship, with Danny saying her passing left a 'gap that will never be filled'.
The shocking news prompted an outpouring of love and support from friends, family and fans, who are now happy that Danny has a new love in his life.
Taking to Twitter to announce the news, the Leeds YouTuber said: "As many of you may know Carrie passed away nearly 22 months ago which blew mine and the kids world apart.
"Every day since then I have just focused on doing what is best for my family and to be honest thought I would just live out my days as a single dad.
"But around 8 weeks ago I met someone who over this period of time has made me laugh, giggle and enjoy life again."
He continued: "Meeting Sophie was to do with work and from then we met for coffees, chatted and just enjoy others company.
"I am happy to say we are now in a relationship and I would like to thank Sophie for not only showing me that there is happiness again but also being so supportive and understanding about our family situation.
"I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds!"
It didn't take long for the online community to start congratulating the couple while also honouring Carrie's memory.
As said by one fan: "I know it will be a mix of emotions for you all. Sophie looks a lovely person.
"Stay strong and all of you be happy. I know Carries memory will live forever."
Another said: "Awesome news Danny! Wish you, Sophie and all the family happiness, you deserve it!
"Carrie would definitely have wanted you to have met someone new and be happy with them, at the end of the day you'll always remember her and have her in your heart."
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