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Below Deck Mediterranean

Joao Franco

Last week, the Season 4 trailer for Below Deck Mediterranean was released. It looks like Bravo is again throwing in a casting curve-ball.  And while it may be unexpected, it’s certainly the logical next step for mixing up the typical gender roles onboard.

First, it was the surprise of a female deck hand.  Then Captain Sandy Yawn took the helm in Season 2 of the Mediterranean spinoff.  Josiah Carter killed it as the very qualified and fabulous Second Stew last season on the original series, Below Deck.  He was the first male to serve with the interior crew.

Joan Franco Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.

During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!

Captain Sandy Yawn Celebrates Anniversary Of Life Saving Surgery

Fans of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean get to experience all the drama of working in the yachting industry.  Like any good reality show, it’s about getting to know new cast members and seeing how people interact.  The whole premise of the show is the lives of the crew. But what about the Captain?

On Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Sandy Yawn stays out of the fray for the most part.  She did have some confrontations with veteran Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier about her incessant smoke breaks but viewers certainly don’t get as close with her as the rest of the crew.  Perhaps that’s why Sandy chose to share a personal story to her Instagram on Monday.

Below Deck Jet Ski Accident

Ahoy, readers!  I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise!  Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement.  This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.

We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter.  #bestseasonever

Below Deck - Ross Inia

Below Deck star Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida.  At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native.  But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.

Ross made headlines in December of last year.  He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco.  The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.

Joao Franco

Below Deck Mediterranean’s Joao Franco has a new lady in his life.  And unlike Joao’s last attempt at a mature relationship, he seems very confident in his decision this time.  She’s even got him smitten enough to be sharing sentimental poems and quotes about serendipity.

Joao’s current love interest debuted on his Instagram back in November.  The two were paddle-boarding in Fort Lauderdale.  Since then, Michelle Dicu has appeared with the Season 3 bad boy spending Christmas at the beach and enjoying cozy dates in Manhattan. Joao even dedicated a poem to his sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

Instagram Roundup

There’s nothing like some mother/child time, right? Kelly Dodd took her daughter Jolie to Phoenix via private jet. How Lala Kent of her! Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans took the low key route. She just posted a selfie with her baby girl.

Kristin Cavallari shared photos with her children taking care of a baby bird. Shamari DeVoe shared a throwback photo breastfeeding her twin boys. This is probably going to get some attention, because… well, it’s 2019. People are just looking for reasons to be offended these days.

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Happy almost birthday to some of our favorite (and least favorite) reality TV stars! February is a big month for birthdays. Unfortunately, we will not be invited to any of these celebrations. Even so, we all know how much reality stars love a good party, especially when they’re the center of attention.

This means that we should all expect some Instagram photos and videos from these stars and their friends in February. We can all live vicariously through the fun thanks to social media.