'Below Deck' Reunion episode makes fans wonder if Tom-Malia are back together, find out the truth here
Malia White and Tom Checketts were dating for a while when he was hired to replace Hindrigo 'Kiko' Lorran on The Wellington. Captain Sandy Yawn entrusted Tom with the responsibility of impressing the charter guests with his culinary skills. He aced the challenge but not before throwing temper tantrums, which had become quite the predicament for Malia. She was constantly at war with her feelings - should she be the bosun and focus on her job or help Tom out with his crisis?
She dwelled on it long and hard but could never arrive at a decision until Sandy told her to stay away from the galley so that Tom would reach out to the Captain directly and not distract his girlfriend as she is already occupied with important work. Apart from the slight tension that rose from staff crisis, Tom and Malia ended the season on a good note. They even talked about getting married in one of the episodes.
Unfortunately, the couple split and Malia confirmed the news on 'What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' late last month. She said she was "very much single" and even shared the news on her Instagram handle on September 22.
"Hey, guys, it's Malia. My personal life seems to be quite the topic at the moment. And I am not on Twitter, I don't do a lot of Instagram Lives, so I thought I would send out a message in my own words. So first off, yes, Tom and I have split," Malia said in the clip and added: "The details surrounding all of it I am trying to keep a little private, just out of respect to him and I. But yes, I am single."
Interestingly, after this news went viral, fans were genuinely surprised to see them appear on the reunion episode together. Some even wondered if they were back together. The pair has broken up and to clear the confusion, the reunion was taped on September 9, weeks before they called it quits.
Catch the 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 5 reunion episode part two on October 26, Monday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.