EXCLUSIVE | Are Jean-Luc and Dani Soares dating? 'Below Deck' star says they 'found an escape in one another'

EXCLUSIVE | Are Jean-Luc and Dani Soares dating? 'Below Deck' star says they 'found an escape in one another'
Jean-Luc, Dani Soares from 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' (Bravo)

Jean-Luc's stint on 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' could have gone South but was sort of saved by his "special friendship" with Dani Soares. From not fitting into the bunk beds to butting heads with team lead Gary King, Jean-Luc was at the end of his tether when he found a friend in Dani, who was equally under pressure to deliver at work.   

In an interview with MEAWW, he opens up about his connection with Dani and how they were able to power through the season despite the challenges and "crazy days." 


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"Me and Dani aboard Parsifal found an escape you could say in one another. What I mean by that is while working in our departments and the guests and the crazy days and season we had we found solitude and comfort in sharing similar likes and dislikes," he recalls and adds: "I think the viewers are going to see how things pan out between me and Dani really soon so I don’t want to spill the beans yet, you guys just have to stay tuned." 

While we wait for the friendship to bloom further, Jean-Luc shares how the locations the crew traveled to made his experience on the show memorable. "I had never been that Far East yet," he reveals and adds: "I have traveled a good portion of Europe but never Croatia so to be there especially during Covid and being able to enjoy the small freedoms we got was a blessing in disguise and a memory and journey I’ll never forget."



What he'll also probably never forget the unfortunate docking crash, which he calls an "all-time low of the season." "When you’re on deck and the boat runs into the dock my first thought was our department deals with the docking and the safety of the vessel," he shares and adds: "My first thought was that it had to have been something we did on deck. Still to this day I don’t know what happened. I think it was a computer problem at the helm station where the captain was that engaged the wrong response to the motors. I really do not have a detailed answer we just all know that something went terribly wrong."

Catch all the new episodes of 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' on Bravo every Monday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings. 

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