Back together again!
Below Deck's Ashton Pienaar and Laura Betancourt recently reunited in the Bahamas, and we couldn't help but crack a smile when we saw the photo of their catch-up sesh. Ashton and Laura look ever so lovely in the snap, which shows them posing at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. "It was a great treat seeing you tonight, albeit a short little catch up," Ashton captioned the photo on Instagram.
Laura shared the same photo on Instagram, writing in the post, "My world is always in 6 degrees of separation ~ so happy to be able to run into my people."
Laura also posted a video of her and Ashton having fun in the Bahamas in her Instagram Story. "Look who I found!" she gushed in the clip.
After striking up a romance in Season 6 of Below Deck, which ended with the deckhand and stew walking off the boat hand in hand, Ashton and Laura confirmed months later during the reunion that they are just "dear friends," which is what they continue to look like in these photos. But that doesn't mean we're not going to still secretly ship them!
Ashton didn't rule out the possibility of him and Laura one day rekindling their romance, although she seemed less optimistic about the chances of that ever happening when they both spoke about their relationship during the Below Deck Season 6 After Show (clip above).
However, Ashton made sure to note that he and Laura will always have a special connection, no matter the status of their relationship. "Laura and I, we're just on a friendly basis. We check in with each other every now and then. Laura's a cool chick. I think we've got quite a bit in common, in terms of where we are in our lives. She's just a really cool girl to talk to and bounce things off of. And when we see each other, we have a connection. It's cool. Laura's just a fun girl," he explained. "You know, she's just one of those people I think that'll always have a place in my life where we just get each other. We understand each other, and we're on the same level."
Watch the entire Below Deck Season 6 crew dish on their love lives while getting ready for the reunion, below.