Danielle Maltby and Wells Adams previously left fans wondering if there was more to their relationship after they shared a goodbye kiss on TV this summer

By Mariah Haas
December 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Danielle Maltby approves of onetime flame/longtime friend and Bachelor in Paradise costar Wells Adams‘ new relationship with Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland.

“I’m so happy for him,” the reality star star recently told reporters. “I’ve met Sarah — Sarah is amazing.”

“They bounce off each other so well,” Maltby added. “They bring out the best in each other. They’re both so funny and they just amp each other up so much — and the smile that Wells gets on his face is unreal. It’s so cute. It really is so cute.”

Wells Adams (left) and Danielle Maltby
| Credit: Wells Adams/Instagram

And the 32-year-old said things aren’t awkward at all between her and Hyland, 27.

“She’s really awesome,” said Maltby, who left BiP fans wondering if there was more to her and Adams’ friendship after the two Nashville natives shared a goodbye kiss on the reality series over the summer.

In fact, Maltby — who said the couple gets “to spend a lot of time together” — admitted that “anytime Sarah comes to town, she’s like, ‘Danielle. It’s Sarah! So good to see you!’ ”

As fans of the unexpected couple are well aware, Hyland and Adams, 33, began flirting on Twitter this summer during his stint as the bartender in Paradise — but Hyland had been vocal about her not-so-secret crush on the radio DJ since his time vying for JoJo Fletcher‘s heart on season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016. (Earlier this month, Adams confirmed he first met Hyland through social media.)

Hyland and Adams took their relationship public this Halloween, dressing up as characters from Stranger Things and posting plenty of photos on Instagram.

They recently celebrated Hyland’s birthday together, and the actress confessed “no one” makes her feel as special as Adams.

“@wellsadams took my birthday and made it in to an entire week celebration,” she gushed on Instagram. “No one makes me feel as special as you do. Hey… You’re my favorite thing.”