Below Deck cast member Rhylee Gerber always presented a tough exterior. Whether it was a simple exchange between coworkers or answering to the lineup of bosuns that tried to manage her, Rhylee’s reactionary attitude seemed to escalate situations. Of course, the toxic masculinity onboard this past season was beyond acceptable, but dealing with male coworkers often put Rhylee on the defensive. Recall the season with the perfectly respectful Ross Inia as her bosun.
But that is just in the professional realm. Rhylee does have a positive male relationship in her life. That person is her stepfather. This weekend, Rhylee shared some touching photos of her with her stepfather.
Joao Franco’s first season on Below Deck Mediterranean did not inspire a lot of confidence in his ability for a respectful romantic relationship. His constant flirtations with Kasey Cohen while wooing a smitten Brooke Laughton was cringe-worthy at best. Their relationship chugged along for a bit after the season ended. Brooke went to visit Joao’s family in Zimbabwe, which seemed promising, but she ultimately broke up with him shortly thereafter.
Of course that all played out in the Bravolebrity spotlight. Since then, Joao has been keeping his relationship with girlfriend Michelle Dicu relatively private, except for a few Instagram posts. But on Friday, Joao did share some very exciting news with his followers.
Who would have thought that Rhylee Gerber would come back to Below Deck on season 7 of the show? On season 6, she made waves with the crew–and usually not in a good way. Rhylee’s headstrong ways and quick temper resulted in conflict with her fellow deck crew, including bosun Chandler Brooks, deckhand/bosun Ross Inia and deckhand Ashton Pienaar.
This season’s crew quickly learned that Rhylee has an opinion and is not afraid to share it. She wasted no time in calling out chef Kevin Dobson–who kind of deserved it. Now, she and bosun Ashton are at odds. One deckhand Rhylee had a good rapport–and a little more–with last season was Tyler Rowland. Rhylee recently gave an update on what happened to the casual for Tyler/not so casual for Rhylee relationship after the charter season ended.
Below Deck Mediterranean star, Joao Franco is no stranger to perilous situations. As he became close with Brooke Laughton last season, Joao opened up about his difficult childhood in Zimbabwe. He described having a gun held to his head during a robbery in which his mother was also attacked.
Joao lives in Florida now, as many yachties do in between charter seasons. Life there has not been free of drama. Last year, Joao was out partying with Below Deck bosun Ross Inia when the latter was arrested. Joao managed to avoid trouble since Ross’s arrest in December 2018, but that all changed recently.
There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief. Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Deck last season was one of those moments. It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter hooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”
Crewmate Ross Inia put a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics. Fans of the show agreed. Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction. A question of ethics also came up. Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?
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 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.
Last night we officially sent the cast of Below Deck on their final charter and we waved farewell with Tahitian flower crowns in our hair. Don’t I wish! Actually far from sunsets, the entire affair took place in the dark, sordid Watch What Happens Live clubhouse, with the disco’d up cast perched on uncomfortable stools which are clearly the castoffs from one of Lisa Vanderpump‘s collaborations with Nick Alain gone wrong!
First off Andy Cohen clears the suspense by stating that Caroline Bedol and Chandler Brooks won’t be joining them. That statement made it pretty much apparent that the reunion would be boring as everyone else was BFF by the time the season ended. Several of them are still close friends today!
Seriously, though, I had forgotten Caroline and Chandler were even on the show this season was so busy. Other than Rhylee Gerber they were the sole sources of drama in the first half of the season.