Former Below Deck Stars: Where Are They Now? (2024)

Below Deck and its spinoff series have never failed to bring the drama to Bravo fans everywhere since the franchise launched.

The original series premiered in 2013, documenting the daily lives of crew members on luxurious yachts during charter season. With each season, the crew members’ personal lives have begun to cross over into their work lives, leading to shocking reality TV romances, breakups, firings and dramatic exits. In February 2020, longtime Below Deck personality Kate Chastain announced that she would finally be heading back to dry land after six seasons on the ocean.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land based role. I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen,” she teased via Instagram as she stepped down from her position as part of reality TV royalty.

Chastain later admitted she might not be ready to say goodbye to Bravo forever.

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“I don’t know that I would like to do a show like Summer House,” she told Decider during a September 2020 tell-all interview. “I would love to be a New York Housewife because of Sonja [Morgan] alone. Sonja is a national treasure to be protected at all costs. I want to just be Sonja’s intern for a day. That is on my bucket list. I need the full experience. I love her so much, I would do that.”

Scroll down to learn more about how some former Below Deck stars have kept busy after the show.

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Former 'Below Deck' Stars: Where Are They Now?

Below Deck and its spinoff series have never failed to bring the drama to Bravo fans everywhere since the franchise launched.The original series premiered in 2013, documenting the daily lives of crew members on luxurious yachts during charter season. With each season, the crew members' personal lives have begun to cross over into their work lives, leading to shocking reality TV romances, breakups, firings and dramatic exits. In February 2020, longtime Below Deck personality Kate Chastain announced that she would finally be heading back to dry land after six seasons on the ocean."After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land based role. I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen," she teased via Instagram as she stepped down from her position as part of reality TV royalty.Chastain later admitted she might not be ready to say goodbye to Bravo forever."I don't know that I would like to do a show like Summer House," she told Decider during a September 2020 tell-all interview. "I would love to be a New York Housewife because of Sonja [Morgan] alone. Sonja is a national treasure to be protected at all costs. I want to just be Sonja’s intern for a day. That is on my bucket list. I need the full experience. I love her so much, I would do that."Scroll down to learn more about how some former Below Deck stars have kept busy after the show.

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Captain Lee

After a 10-year stint on Below Deck, Captain Lee was replaced by Below Deck Adventure alum Captain Kerry. Lee continued to work with Bravo on his Coach Talk With Captain Lee and Kate. The rewatch show featured Lee and Chastain discussing the highlights of several Bravo shows. Lee also transitioned into podcasting with "Salty With Captain Lee,” which he hosts with Sam DeCavalcanti.

In 2024, Deadline announced that Lee would be the host of a new Oxygen true crime series titled Deadly Waters.

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Kate Chastain

Chastain hit the seas for six seasons of Below Deck and confirmed via Instagram in February 2020 that she was heading back to shore. Following a stint on Bravo's Chat Room, Chastain returned to her Below Deck roots in 2021 with her involvement in Galley Talk.

In December 2022, the former chief stew announced she is pregnant with her first child.Chastain welcomed son Sullivan in May 2023.

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Ben Robinson

After leaving the Bellow Deck crew behind after season 4 in 2016, Robinson took some time away from the ocean to work on his catering business. He is also a Certified Health Coach and specializes in weight loss, addiction prevention and cancer care. Robinson has brought his charm back to Below Deck Mediterranean, appearing in a handful of episodes since 2016.

He also joined the cast of Galley Talk alongside Chastain. In May 2023, Us broke the news that Robinson was engaged to his girlfriend Kiara Cabral after more than three years of dating.

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Adrienne Gang

Five years after leaving Below Deck after its first season in 2013, the former chief stew married chiropractor Andrew Danks and later took a job as a yacht chef.In December 2021, Gang revealed she had suffered a pregnancy loss.

The former Bravo personality hosts a Below Deck podcast titled "Gangplank Report."

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Eddie Lucas

After stirring up drama for three seasons on the Below Deck boat, the former deckhand and bosun made a triumphant return in season 8 and 9. Between seasons, he earned his 1600-ton boating license and worked as first mate on a tugboat.

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Ashton Pienaar

The deckhand had a brush with death during season 6, getting caught in a tow line and dragged into the water before being saved by a cameraman. He later returned as a bosun in season 7. Since rocking the boat on the Bravo series, Pienaar has taken up fitness coaching with his company AP Elite.

In September 2022, the South Africa native announced that he is engaged to girlfriend Sarah McAlpine Cooper.

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Emily Warburton-Adams

During her time on Below Deck, Warburton-Adams sparked a short-lived romance with chef Robinson. The pair briefly lived together in Florida before they eventually called it quits. Back in London, the reality TV alum has been running POWFood, a nutritional catering company that she cofounded with her mom, Ali.

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Adrian Martin

The chef only stuck around for one season of the reality series, trying his best to keep up with the demanding guests in 2019. Now, he hosts private dinner experiences and has been documenting his travels across the U.S. on Instagram.

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Josiah Carter

The second stew and Chastain grew close on season 6 of the Bravo series but haven't kept in touch as often since Carter's exit in 2019. The U.K. native was meant to return to the show to replace Elizabeth Frankini during season 8, but the show wrapped early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In February 2022, Carter announced that he was engaged to his longtime boyfriend Michael Groves.

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Rhylee Gerber

The Alaskan returned to her home state after wrapping up season 6 on the My Seanna and briefly worked on a dolphin and turtle boat in Hawaii later on. She also appeared on the seventh season of the Bravo show, which aired its finale in February 2020. Since then, she's been traveling through Alaska by van.

Gerber also appeared on season 3 of Winter House.

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Ross Inia

The former bosun only lasted for one season with the Below Deck crew, stepping off the boat after the season 6 finale. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and battery in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2018 and spoke out about the "big misunderstanding" at the season 6 reunion. "It was just me and a couple of mates having a night out. That's pretty much all I can say. I can't really elaborate on it," he said at the time.

In April 2021, Inia announced his engagement to girlfriend Rachel.

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Courtney Skippon

During season 7, the second stew brewed a boatmance with deckhand Brian de Saint Pern, but their flame fizzled out at the end of the season. While in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, Skippon spent time at home in Canada and taking a much-needed break from the yachting world.

Since then, she has used her social media accounts to document her travels.

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Tanner Sterback

The deckhand stirred up plenty of drama between the women on season 7 of Below Deck — and never returned for another season. After the show, Sterback started dating Trisha Lynn.

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Wes O'Dell

Since leaving Below Deck after season 9, O'Dell has become the captain of his own sailboat. The Florida native hired Below Deck Sailing Yacht alum Gabriela Barragan as his first mate and the two quickly sparked a romance in early 2022.

"We’ve been dating for a couple of months," Barragan told the "Gangplank Report" podcast in April 2022, revealing that her love gave her a Caribbean Hook bracelet.

She explained, "It has like a little horseshoe on it — or like a hook. And if it’s facing outward, it means you’re open. And if it’s facing the other way, it means that you’re taken. So when he gave me the bracelet, he put it on me with the horseshoe, meaning closed. And I looked at him like, ‘Oh!’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ I was like, ‘Awww, that's so cute.'”

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