'Below Deck': Is Rachel Hargrove still dating boyfriend Vincenzo? Chef has emotional moment in Season 8 finale
Rachel Hargrove is great at what she does. She is focused and passionate but she has trigger points too. Living up to demanding guests and their food preferences can be quite the challenge and even though the My Seanna crew was able to tackle most of them, there were times when they lost it, especially the chef.
Even though she didn't express it much but it was clear that she was missing people back home, friends and her Italian boyfriend Vincenzo. At that point, they had been together for a short while and it seemed the couple was tight. She was remembering the times they spent together on multiple occasions. In a nutshell, she felt a sense of emptiness without him around.
"He doesn't work in yachting, and I work in yachting, and he was very, very understanding about the time away, understanding my career, respecting my career," Rachel recalled in one of the After Show episodes.
She added: "It was very difficult to be away from him and the uncertainty of everything. It's hard to be away from your partner that you love so much, but it also helps when that partner is very, very understanding and you keep that line of communication together. It really is important."
In the 'Below Deck' Season 8 finale, she heard that the last two charters were canceled due to the pandemic and that they had to head home because the countries were sealing borders to limit the reach of the virus. This meant she would have to go back to the US. In the beginning, Italy was in pretty bad shape and the death toll had spiked unbelievably, which probably made her emotional and drove her to tears.
However, the couple is no longer dating, she confirmed to Andy Cohen on 'Watch What Happens Live'. "We're not together. Yeah, it took us five months to get back together — well, to see each other again from the start of filming," Rachel explained and added: "It took me 21 days at sea to get back to him, and before I knew it, it was done."
Well, it's unfortunate. Let's hope Rachel is able to dish more when the crew returns for the 'Below Deck' Season 8 reunion on Monday, February 22, at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.