Where is Hannah Ferrier now? Real reason why 'Below Deck Mediterranean' alum won't return
In Season 5, Hannah Ferrier's terminated promptly after Malia White reported her using valium without prescription
'Below Deck Mediterranean' season 6 underwent a massive cast shake-up. Why? There was no choice. Previously, yachties were either fired or FIRED. Hannah Ferrier's employment was promptly terminated after Malia White reported her for having unregistered valium and a vape pen in her possession.
There have been instances when a fired yachtie has been asked to join a crew but this Aussie wouldn't have said yes to living out of a vessel. She has had a baby and happily settled. As the new season picks up, you can catch reruns of 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 5, which also saw Hindrigo 'Kiko' Lorran's sudden exit over fried food. Peter Hunziker was one of the members of the team who had to be dropped from the show over racist remarks made in the past.
Why is Hannah Ferrier not returning to the show?
It wouldn't be too much of a stretch if people were to speculate that she doesn't want to be a part of a show on which she was "painted as a drug addict." Soon after her unceremonious removal from the team, she spoke on 'Watch What Happens Live' where she tried to break down the order of events and how everything that was shown on TV was not the absolute truth.
"I think I've just been really disappointed because I feel I'm being painted as some sort of drug addict or what have you," she said and added: "Which is just so sad, because there are so many people in the world that suffer from mental illness. And it's 2020. We shouldn't be making people feel like a lesser for taking medication for mental illness. Or making them feel like they can't do a job, or they can't do what normal people can do."
Where is she now?
Ferrier has come a long way since being removed from the show. She has a full-fledged business - Hannah's Home Wares - a fiance, Josh, and a daughter, Ava Grace Roberts, to look after. From what it looks like, she is happy doing just that, which explains a lot about why she ended her journey with the show with season 5.
This 'Below Deck' alum started early. She was in her 20s when yachting happened to her and she enjoyed every moment and opportunity that the job got her. However, she started to look past all of it when she realized that getting drunk in her late 30s and 40s with a group in their twenties is something she doesn't want to do.
"I learned when I first started yachting in my very early 20s, you know, I would see these women who were in their late 30s, 40s, sitting at a bar, getting wasted with 20-year-olds living in a tiny cabin, and I was like, I don't want [that]," she told Entertainment Tonight last year and added: "I want this to be a good, fun, enriching experience that allows me to travel a lot, but I don't want to get to the stage where I'm locked into yachting and there's nothing else in my life except that."
Replacing Ferrier in 'Below Deck Mediterranean' season 6 is Katie Flood. The new season premieres on June 28 at 9/8c on Bravo. For more information, check your local listings.