As Adam Glick watched his romance and subsequent drama with Malia White unfold this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, the chef had this thought run through his mind: "Man, Adam, what were you thinking?"
Yes, the chef told The Daily Dish in advance of the Below Deck Med season finale that he has some regrets when it comes to how things played out with Malia this season as their feelings for each other seemed to dim while her feelings for Wes Walton intensified. "Oh you know, I would have done anything differently, for sure," he said. "But that's life. If you can go back and change your life, you probably would change a few things usually."
Adam said that he let his emotions and feelings for Malia dictate much of how he behaved this season. "But I'll tell you one thing: Your heart makes your mind do crazy things that you would never, ever otherwise do. And my heart was in that. My heart's not often in anything in that regard. In the past 10 years, it's just been yachting. You're out there meeting folks and traveling around and doing your deal," Adam shared. "But finally, the heart swelled up and I'm like, 'Oh, you know, this is gonna be great.' And it was just like a pin to the balloon about halfway through the season, and it just popped."
The Below Deck Med chef went on to explain that when he realized that he and Malia weren't going to work out, he did things like show Wes that text exchange with Malia in an effort to help his crew member out, not meddle in the burgeoning relationship. "A little bit of me was just I needed to get it out, no different than [Bugsy Drake] needed a chat with Hannah [Ferrier]. I had to have a chat with Wes and just say, 'Listen, bud.' At that point, I was genuinely checked out of Malia's territory. That was over. You see it in my emotions in the season. I'm just dead inside to the whole situation," he said. "So no, it didn't affect Malia and I in any way because I wasn't trying to pursue her anymore at that point, completely relinquished to Wes. I was just like, 'Have each other.' I had to tell Wes like, 'Man, I'm seeing the red flags, too.' So I just wanted Wes to not be blinded by her beauty and maybe see what I was seeing."
And Adam said he really did have high hopes that he and Malia could have pursued a relationship this season after meeting each other before they boarded the Sirocco. "I was a smitten little kitten. I was fired up," he said. "But some things aren't meant to be."
That was something that Adam and Malia both agreed on in the season finale as they had one final tense chat aboard the Sirocco. Adam later chose not to give Malia a formal farewell before he left the boat. "Honestly, I didn't know where she was to say goodbye to her. Everyone was kind of scattering off. It didn't even cross my mind," he explained. "Then she told me to f*** off about 5 minutes before. So that's about the best goodbye you could get, right?"
We'll hear more about what really went down between Adam and Malia when the Sirocco crew reunites for Watch What Happens Live: Below Deck Mediterranean on Tuesday at 9/8c. Get your first look at the sit-down, below.