I just love a good crossover, don’t you? Especially of the romantic variety. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the entire Below Deck franchise. So, it’s no surprise that I’m especially excited to report that Gabriela Barragan from Below Deck: Sailing Yacht and Wes O’Dell from the original iteration are an item.
Yes, you read that correctly, Wes of no game, apparently got some off-season. I imagine it’s no coincidence that coincided nicely with him back to Captaining his own ship. If you remember, Wes came on Below Deck to get larger yachting experience that he could bring back to his own charters. Or at least that’s how he played it off to Captain Lee Rosbach‘s stand-in and Eddie Lucas.
I’m really happy to hear that Gaby is off the Gary King train. It will make watching the rest of this season so much more palatable. While I really liked Gaby at the beginning of the season, her back-and-forth sniping with fellow stew Ashley Marti is grading. To say the least. Don’t even get me started as to the Gary of it all. How that man managed to find himself in the middle of another messy threesome, is beyond my comprehension. And that’s not even taking into account the whole Daisy Kelliher hot tub debacle and follow-up questions. But I digress.
Gaby was excited to share that, “Wes and I are dating. We’ve been dating for a couple of months. And it was really cute. In St. Thomas they wear these bangle bracelets. It has like a little horseshoe on it or like a hook. And if it’s facing outward, it means you’re open. And if it’s facing the other way, it means that you’re taken. So, when he gave me the bracelet, he put it on me with the horseshoe meaning closed. And I looked at him like, ‘Oh!’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ I was like, ‘Awww.'”
Gaby certainly wants someone to know that she ended up with a good one, saying, “Going back to like surrounding yourself with good people, I don’t think I’ve had a boyfriend quite as kind and patient and loving as Wes, —- it’s new for me because obviously, you guys see how chaotic I am and how intense I am. So being in a normal, healthy relationship, I’m like uncomfortable in normalcy, I guess. So, he’s working with me, and I couldn’t appreciate it more. Not just about the stuff about the show but advancing my career.” Some low-key shade thrown Gary and Ashli‘s way, perhaps? Ouch. But good for you Gaby. Good for you.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK GABY AND WES MAKE A CUTE COUPLE? DO YOU THINK BRAVO SHOULD FILM A BELOW DECK SERIES ON THEIR BOAT?
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