Right from the beginning of this Below Deck season, Tanner Sterback had the hots for Kate Chastain. She was not at-all-interested in him, but Simone Mashile was crushing on him. Hard. During Monday’s episode, Tanner followed his session of binge drinking and chain-smoking with a puke and rally and a make-out session with Simone. This led to some bunk bed sleepovers.
Spoiler alert: Tanner and Simone’s relationship did not stand the test of time, despite its
gross romantic start.
In a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Tanner was asked about the date that never happened with Kate. He told her he’d bring a bottle of wine for each of them, but their hang out never actually happened. In the interview, he shared, “I would ask her on another date for sure, if I was single at the time.”
That prompted the question “Are you single right now?” Then, Tanner admitted, “No, I’m not.”
He went on to reveal, “I’m in a good relationship right now and I’m really happy about it. You know, I’m a person that’s never really looking for a relationship, and she kinda captured me a little bit in the best way possible. I’ve never been happier to be honest, so it’s really nice.” Aaaww, I wonder what she thinks about the current season of Below Deck. And how she feels about Tanner’s hookup with Below Deck Mediterranean star Aesha Scott.
Despite his history, Tanner clarified that his new lady is not a Below Deck yachtie. He said, “No, she’s not on the Bravo show.” When he was asked if she was a “normal” girl, Tanner answered, “Somewhat. Who’s normal these days?” What a romantic sentiment, Tanner.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TANNER’S RELATIONSHIP REVELATION? ARE YOU ENJOYING HIS STORYLINE WITH SIMONE THIS SEASON? IF YOU WERE KATE, WOULD YOU GIVE TANNER A CHANCE?
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