5 'Below Deck' romances that went kaput: From Eddie and Rocky to Hannah and Conrad, these duos couldn't make it
Eddie cheated on his girlfriend from back home with Rocky but the relationship affected his reputation
Yachting can be exhausting. It's incessant and demands energy, which puts crews across yachts on the edge. They are away from people they love for weeks at a stretch. Naturally, they are invested in forging friendships and developing meaningful connections. At times, these new-found relationships fizzle out with time, but on other times the crew members are able to take it to the next level, which explains the countless hookups that have formed a big part of the 'Below Deck' storyline. The good bits make for interesting TV, but when the relationships spiral out of control, it affects everyone on and off the show.
Captain Lee Rosbach, in his interview with Life & Style magazine, said that when the crew gets involved, it starts affecting everyone. “But they have a big blowout fight in the middle of the season, and the rest of the crew gets involved and they start taking sides — then it affects the guests, which affects the tips, which makes nobody happy. You always run that risk," he added.
Adam Glick and Malia White
They hooked up before filming for the season and when they came on board, Malia took interest in bosun Wes Walton. Adam was shattered when he found out that his love interest's heart lies elsewhere. His angst and frustration reached a point where he almost hits Wes and they get into an ugly fight. That was the last nail in the coffin as far as Adam and Malia's relationship was concerned.
Eddie Lucas and Raquel ‘Rocky’ Dakota
Eddie had a girlfriend at home but he got sidetracked while sexting with Rocky. She even suggested that they hook up in the laundry room because that way they'll know before getting caught in the act. Later, their hook up was being discussed in hush tones until one fine day Eddie decided to announce that he and Rocky had sex. Captain Lee was disappointed because he trusts him to do better and many thought that it definitely impacted his reputation as a true professional.
Hannah Ferrier and Conrad Empson
Their age gap was a concern but once they were over it, there was no stopping them. Their romance was quick, which meant they were totally focused on furthering their relationship. But that impacted their work, which pushed Captain Sandy Yawn to issue warnings to them. However, later they had bitter arguments over a range of topics and that eventually led them to call it quits.
Emily Warburton-Adams and Ben Robinson
Ben went over the top by presenting Emily with a massive bouquet that was parked in the guest area. Captain Lee was okay with their romance as long as it didn't affect work but it did and that's when he lost it. Ben's focus was on Emily and that caused him to make subpar food.
Jessica More and Robert Westergaard
This relationship ended on a bitter note but not before they hooked up in the guest bedroom. Although everyone in the crew knew about their relationship, their arguments brought a lot of negativity and stress into the yacht. Not only did it affect everyone's workflow but impacted their equation severely. The two had plans of travelling to Bali together, which happened after filming ended, but even then the couple weren't able to keep their love intact.
There are going to be more such explosive romances in 'Below Deck' Season 8. Catch the premiere on Bravo on November 2, at 9/8c.