The ‘Below Deck’ Deck Crew Laughs About Not Giving a Friendship Bracelet to Rhylee Gerber

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback

Did deckhand Rhylee Gerber from Below Deck genuinely wish to share a relationship bracelet because of the “bru-crew?” Definitely maybe not. But the newest Below Deck After Show further shows the deep-seated resentment the deck staff had for Gerber.

Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback
Ashton Pienaar, Tanner Sterback |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Deckhands Tanner Sterback and Brian de Saint Pern laughed regarding how de Saint Pern purchased the deck staff (plus cook Kevin Dobson) relationship bracelets at market in Phuket, Thailand. Sterback and de Saint Pern believed it had been funny that de Saint Pern purchased the bracelets for the deck staff but performedn’t provide one to Gerber.

“Rhylee was so upset she didn’t get one because they were for the deck crew,” Sterback giggled. “I’m like, ‘Guys I got your friendship bracelets,’” de Saint Pern gleefully recalls. Sterback states, “You offered it to [them] in-front of her, it is like, ‘Aw we got the deck crew friendship bracelets, oh Rhylee I didn’t get you one.’”

Gerber sees the move as an additional method to exclude her

Chief stew Kate Chastain believed the complete presentation had been excessively strange. “That’s not even a thing adult males do,” she noticed. Gerber states, “We’re not friends, I don’t need a friendship bracelet. But yeah, does that make me feel more ostracised? Of course. It’s like ‘Hey everybody, I got these for the deck crew because we’re all friends! Oh, except for you.’”

She adds, “It is a type of bullying, Am I a bully, am I aggressive and I assertive? F**k yeah. But do I actively seek out to treat them the way they treat me? No.”

Earlier that day the team wouldn’t make area for Gerber during the staff mess meal dining table. She requires a deckhand to go over therefore she could sit back, but Sterback only smirks and does not go. Eventually, he chooses to to use the countertop, but Gerber retreats to eat alone inside her area.

Is the bru-crew relationship genuine?

After this huge statement of friendship, stew Courtney Skippon does not see this “brumance” continuing. “I just think that they are different people and they butt heads a little bit,” Skippon observes. “They’re obviously fighting over the same girl on multiple occasions.” A video flashback reminds visitors that Pienaar and de Saint Pern both vyed for Skippon’s attention.

“And that’s not something that friends do,” Skippon continues. “I think they have a false sense of intimacy and that’s why it took me longer to get to know people because the people I want to keep in my life I’m going to keep them and I’m going to get to know them well. But they just came in really hot and were like, ‘We’re all going to be best friends’ and now all of a sudden they’re best friends?”

So do the inventors nonetheless put on their particular bracelets? Chef Kevin Dobson and Pienaar don’t put it on. “I chucked mine into the ocean,” Dobson stocks. Pienaar claims their bracelet only “disintegrated.” Pienaar shared that Dobson even made an entire service where he discarded the bracelet too.

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