Danielle Maltby's New Instagram Sheds Light On How She's Coping After Her Breakup With Paulie Calafiore — UPDATE

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Danielle Maltby captured viewers hearts with her kind spirit when she first appeared on The Bachelor in 2017. Afterwards, she found love outside the Bachelor franchise, but also unfortunately went through a subsequent, heartbreaking split. Now, Bachelor Nation's Danielle posted an emotional Instagram message about how she's feeling after her breakup with Big Brother's Paulie Calafiore, per Us Weekly. And the reality star wasn't afraid to open up and share exactly how she's handling the whole situation.

Danielle first wrote, on Dec. 19, that she was feeling very down and still reeling from the split. She said, "I am really struggling today... I don’t want to get out of bed even though I have tons of sh*t to get done before the Holidays. Control the controllable they say. Well, I’ve tried that."

The former Bachelor in Paradise contestant went on to detail exactly why the split — which took place shortly after cheating allegations first emerged in June — has affected her so much. She wrote:

Not only has the stress stemming from the breakup affected her emotionally, she also detailed that it's affecting her physically as well:

(Bustle reached out to Paulie's team for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.)

UPDATE, Dec. 22: Bustle received the following statement from Paulie, via email:

EARLIER: Danielle claimed in her Instagram post that Paulie has continued to get in touch with her in order to express how much he wants to fix things between them. Despite that, she said that she's focused on healing and trying to keep a positive mindset.

Thankfully, she has some help in that arena, as she wrote, "Thank God for my therapist." So, it's clear that she's dedicated to making healthy strides toward her own emotional well-being. She ended her message with:

It was originally reported back in June that Paulie allegedly cheated on Danielle with his Challenge costar Cara Maria Sorbello, per E! News. In response to the cheating allegations, Paulie originally released a statement to E! News in June in which he seemingly addressed the scandal. "I am not proud of my actions these past weeks," he said, and continued:

Prior to this, Paulie and Danielle had been in a relationship, which they chronicled on their social media pages. They went Instagram official in January. But after the allegations emerged, they have since parted ways. Currently, Paulie appears to be seeing his Challenge costar Cara Maria, as evidenced by some recent photos from their vacation together which were posted on Dec. 19.

Danielle may be taking the split pretty hard, but despite the pain that she's feeling at the moment, it still seems as though the always-graceful reality star is keeping her head held high.