‘Below Deck’: Does Ashton Pienaar Finally Show Remorse During the Reunion?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback

Until the reunion, some followers have considered Ashton Pienaar’s apology to the Below Deckcrew as extra of “sorry not sorry.”

Pienaar aggressively lashed out at chief stew Kate Chastain each bodily and verbally. Chastain turned so fed up with Pienaar and some different crew members, she momentarily stop the present. Pienaar additionally made it clear he wasn’t blissful that deckhand Rhylee Gerber returned midseason. He voiced his dislike for Gerber to the remainder of the deck workforce and ultimately the boys on the boat iced Gerber out.

Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback
Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

He’s apologized and even despatched a non-public apology to Chastain. However, nearly all of his phrases have been targeted on how he was his habits and fewer about expressing true remorse and regret. Fans and a few crew members shared their disappointment that Pienaar hasn’t been extra remorseful. But does he lastly appear really sorry in an upcoming clip from half two of the reunion?

He turns into emotional in the course of the reunion

A preview clip reveals a tearful Pienaar addressing Chastain. “I was completely drunk, I was out of my mind, and I’m sorry for that,” he says to Chastain. Chastain turns into very critical as she seems to be down on the ground.

“I hate the fact that everything’s been spun the way it is,” he continues as he fights again the tears. “But you know, I have to take responsibility for that. Because I’m the one who behaved the way I did.”

“I’m making serious changes in my life because I’m not proud of the person I saw on camera that night,” he provides. “And I am extremely sorry. I have amazing relationships with all the women in my life. And the way everything has turned out and the way everything seems out there. In the real world now, the labels I’m being labeled with I’m extremely ashamed of.”

He insists he’s not a misogynist

Pienaar, together with the boys on the boat (besides Captain Lee Rosbach) have been dragged on social media for being misogynists. Many have fought again and refuted this assertion. Pienaar says, “What hurts me most is I’m not that person. I know my behavior showed that. And I know I need to take responsibility for that and whatever the lesson is that I have to learn, I’m learning it.”

At this level, Pienaar’s eyes are purple and teary. “And I know what I need to change, and I will be better for it.” Host Andy Cohen turns to Chastain for a response. Chastain remained silent throughout Pienaar’s whole apology. Viewers should wait till half two to study if she accepts his apology.

However, she hasn’t been receptive previously. “I used to be truly shocked after I heard his strategy as a result of I’ve performed Below Deck for six years. There’s actually occasions the place issues occur that you simply remorse. And it’s important to come clean with it, say ‘I’m sorry, my dangerous and I see the error of my methods.’ But it was surprising that Ashton type of appears to do the alternative. Like each time he’s interviewed about it, he type of doubles down and it nearly turns into the Ashton Ted Talk.” Chastain informed Colin Macy-O’Toole on his Radio Check podcast.

The Below Deck reunion, half two airs on Monday, February 17 at eight p.m. EST on Bravo.

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