‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’ Features the Most Awkward Marriage Proposal Ever

by Jeremy Spirogis
Parker McCown, Georgia Grobler, Ciara Duggan, Byron Hissey, Paget Berry, Adam Glick, Jenny MacGillivray, Captain Glenn Shephard

Below Deck Sailing Yacht constitution company Lyndi Kennedy and Jesse Thompkins have formally earned the doubtful honor of “most awkward” marriage proposal ever on the present.

While the collection portrayed Kennedy and Thompkins to be a pair, Kennedy later stated that wasn’t the case. The writing was on the wall from the minute Kennedy, who’s a way of life blogger, arrived on Parsifal III. Not solely did she endlessly flirt with chef Adam Glick, however she additionally gave the impression to be tired of being romantic with Thompkins.

Parker McCown, Georgia Grobler, Ciara Duggan, Byron Hissey, Paget Berry, Adam Glick, Jenny MacGillivray, Captain Glenn Shephard
Parker McCown, Georgia Grobler, Ciara Duggan, Byron Hissey, Paget Berry, Adam Glick, Jenna MacGillivray, Captain Glenn Shephard| Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

But the cringe-worthy second occurred throughout a romantic seashore picnic. Thompkins proposed to Kennedy in entrance of their associates and the crew as Kennedy needed to flip him down as simply as doable. Even although she tried to keep away from making a scene it nonetheless supplied the present with one of the uncomfortable moments through the season.

The romantic seashore proposal that ended with a report screech

Kennedy appeared extraordinarily stunned that Thompkins proposed. In reality, he didn’t plan to pop the query. But he’s instantly overwhelmed with love and desires to suggest. He borrows a hoop from chief stew Jenna MacGillivray on the sly and MacGillivray thinks proposing is a good concept. However, she is aware of Kennedy isn’t considering Thompkins however loans him her ring for the proposal.

But viewers watched the proposal, seemingly by their fingers as his romantic gesture fell greater than flat. Friends stood by with telephones poised to seize the particular second as Kennedy appeared uncomfortable. After he pops the query she asks to talk to Thompkins in personal.

When they’re alone she tells Thompkins she merely doesn’t know what she desires. He appears to simply accept her non-answer (rejection) and no less than the group can get pleasure from the remainder of their night.

Kennedy explains what occurred (and sure, she is engaged)

In an Instagram tab labeled ” Bravo Below Deck,” Kennedy defined that Thompkins was really an ex-boyfriend. “This was last June, almost a year ago,” she wrote. “We broke up in April of last year but [were] already planning this trip, so when it came up again, in June we went for it, but we’re not back together.”

She admits watching was awkward, even the previews. She provides that she solely dated Thompkins for about six months earlier than they broke up in April. They initially discussed doing Below Deck in Thailand, however they broke up. Once they began speaking once more in June she deliberate to do Below Deck Sailing Yacht in Greece along with her associates. She and Thompkins weren’t again collectively however they’d been speaking for the previous week. So they determined to all go collectively. She hoped to only have enjoyable with associates however the proposal threw her for a loop.

Fast ahead and Kennedy is now engaged to a special man. She shared the proposal on Instagram. “Actual footage of the moment I put my flirtatious ways to rest… I said yes 💕💍 to only flirting w and annoying u!!” she shared together with the proposal video.

An Instagram follower was confused and questioned if that was Thompkins. But Kennedy clarified. “[It’s] not, and it appears that way on the show. Sucks for me because I’m not going to tell everyone on social media why I was acting that way- but trust me when I say I had my reasons for being that way. We were broken up- for good reasons. And I was tired of the situation. I wear my heart on my sleeve and do t hide my feelings. I wasn’t going to fake a relationship on tv like he was doing. 💙”  

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