Ben Robinson may not be in the galley this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, but that doesn't mean he's still not a part of the drama. We just found out that stewardess Lauren Cohen hooked up with Ben before the charter season began.
That revelation may have had some Below Deck fans scratching their heads. That's because Ben memorably hit it off with stewardess Emily Warburton-Adams last season of Below Deck, and the two are still together today.
Ben took to Twitter to clear up any confusion for fans. "Hey guys I know this was slightly confusing.. @EMMSEWA and I were taking a hiatus," Ben tweeted during Tuesday night's episode of Below Deck Med. "@LaurenBelowDeck, we became friends. She's great."
Emily also stood by her man on Twitter. "Heads up! @BenRobinsonChef & I were on hiatus here," she tweeted. "He wasn't being a naughty boy."
Lauren also tweeted that Ben did not have a girlfriend when she met him or when she Facetimed him on Below Deck Med. She also explained how she got to know Ben before this season of Below Deck Med began in a blog post on Bravotv.com. "Before I decided to join Sirocco, I had met Ben out in Fort Lauderdale and we began seriously dating over time. When I made the decision to do a season in the Med, Ben and I mutually decided it would be best for me to do the season single," Lauren clarified. "We still remained friends and spoke frequently throughout the season."
As for whether Lauren and Ben keep in touch today, she told Bravotv.com that they "don't speak at all."
Relive Ben's time on Below Deck Med, below.