When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice. Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again. But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat. What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.
In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to. She is certainly not in a stable situation now. Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money. She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”
Caroline did an interview with Radar Online in which she described her current living situation. “I’m not looking for a homeless shelter to stay in,” the former Season 6 cast member said, “but I am homeless in the sense that I’m in between homes.”
She explained, “I’m not sure where I’m going to be landing geographically. You get motels or hotels when you can, you sleep in your car when it’s warm.”
Caroline downplayed the stigma of homelessness by saying, “it doesn’t offend me when people say, ‘Oh my goodness she’s homeless.'”
But Caroline is also taking the opportunity to make a proactive statement about mental health, “words do affect people. These things need to be talked about. Getting a dialogue going is the first step towards breaking these stigmas.”
Social media can be difficult to navigate. In January, police made a welfare check to Caroline’s residence after she posted a disturbing message. Since then, she has remained active and vulnerable to trolling comments.
Now Caroline’s outlook seems to be positive. She concluded, “after witnessing how many angry, bitter people are out there behind their monitors just spewing their hate at strangers on the Internet, it feels good to people rally and have love and support. Social media isn’t all bad. It can also be a place to find support and understanding.”
TELL US- ARE YOU SUPRISED THAT CAROLINE IS HOMELESS? WOULD YOU DONATE TO HER PAYPAL ACCOUNT?
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