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Ashton Pienaar Delivers a Tear-Filled Apology to Kate Chastain at the Below Deck Reunion
"I'm not proud of the person I saw on camera that night," the Below Deckbosun said.
The Below Deck Season 7 reunion continues with Part 2 on Monday, February 17 at 8/7c, and in it, we can expect Kate Chastain and Ashton Pienaar to finally discuss all of their drama this season face-to-face.
And it looks like Ashton is ready to make amends. In the above preview clip of Part 2 of the reunion, Ashton apologizes for his behavior toward Kate this season. "I was completely drunk, I was out of my mind, I'm sorry for that," Ashton addressed Kate with tears in his eyes at the reunion. "I hate the fact that everything has been spun the way it is. But you know what, I have to take responsibility for that because I'm the one that behaved the way I did."
Ashton went on to say that this season of Below Deck has caused him to do some major self-reflection. "I'm making serious changes in my life because I'm not proud of the person I saw on camera that night. And I am extremely sorry. I have amazing relationships with all the women in my life," he shared. "The way everything has turned out and the way everything has turned out in the real world now and the labels I'm being labeled with, I'm extremely ashamed of."
The bosun said that he hopes to show people this is not the man he is moving forward. "What hurts me the most is I know I'm not that person. I know my behavior showed that, and I know that I need to take responsibility for that," he said. "Whatever the lesson is in this that I have to learn, I am learning. I know what I need to change, and I will be better for it."
Andy Cohen asks Kate for her response to Ashton's remarks just before the preview ends, so we're going to have to tune in to Part 2 of the reunion to see if she accepts his apology or not.
The rest of the Valor crew reveals what they regret most about Season 7, below.