'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': TJ Ott and Merm's romance blooms on Atlantic waters despite them being rivals

'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': TJ Ott and Merm's romance blooms on Atlantic waters despite them being rivals
TJ Ott and Marissa McLaughlin (National Geographic)

Hot Tuna's captain TJ Ott is pretty tight-lipped when it comes to his personal life. Although we have been watching him fish on 'Wicked Tuna' for several years, we have very little knowledge of his personal life and relationships. It seems that the captain is now ready to share some bits of his personal life on television. On the latest episode of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks', the young captain introduced us to his new dog.

While introducing the dog, he casually mentions that he adopted it with his girlfriend and fellow competitor, Marissa McLaughlin or Merm. Merm is on her brother Tyler McLaughlin's crew on their vessel Pinwheel. OT and Merm might be rivals while fishing, but at other times, they make the cutest couple.

When TJ heard about how Merm missed two fish and was upset about it, he decided to surprise her by cooking her a lovely breakfast. He made her a sandwich just the way she likes and goes close to her vessel and offers it to her. Merm gets very happy about seeing her loving boyfriend's thoughtful gesture. That immediately puts her in good spirits and Pinwheel eventually managed to catch two bluefin tunas which pivoted them to the top of the scoreboard.

While Merm seems very guarded and speaks barely anything about her relationship with TJ, he, on the other hand, can't seem to stop talking about her. Later, when Hot Tuna crew caught a fish and managed to make some good money off it, TJ reveals in his greenroom interview that if they continue catching such good fish then he might be able to take Merm out for a nice dinner and get her some good gifts. Who knew TJ and Merm would make such a lovely couple? We can't wait to see these two lovebirds competing against each other to catch the elusive Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' follows some of the top fishermen on their dangerous adventure of catching the elusive bluefin tuna on the Atlantic waters while battling the unpredictable and unfavorable weather conditions. 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' Season 7 airs every Sunday at 9/8 c only on National Geographic.

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