Hannah Ferrier and Bobby Giancola weren't the only two Below Deck Mediterranean yachties who knew each other before this season set sail. As it turns out, not only did third stewardess Lauren Cohen have a past fling with Bobby, but she was also previously in a relationship with Below Deck Med alum Ben Robinson, which we learned in the FaceTime call seen 'round the world earlier this season.
Lauren recently told The Daily Dish that she hasn't been in contact with Ben since the episode aired. "No, I don't talk to Ben at all. He's with Emily [Warburton-Adams], and I actually talk to Emily more than I talk to Ben," Lauren said. "She's a super sweet girl, and I respect their relationship, and I respect her. Yeah, she's a great girl."
Lauren previously shared with Bravotv.com that she and Ben "began seriously dating" before she joined the Sirocco crew, but they decided to call it quits prior to the start of this season of Below Deck Med. Ben also cleared up any confusion for fans on Twitter, who memorably saw him strike up a romance with Emily last season of Below Deck, saying that the two "were taking a hiatus" when he was with Lauren.
The Below Deck Med yachtie also had a conversation with Emily after the episode aired to set the record straight on what went on between her and Ben. "It's like, 'Hey, I dated him before you, but just a head's up. You're dating him now, and I don't want you to feel disrespected or anything,'" Lauren told The Daily Dish. "So yeah, we've chatted quite a bit throughout this season."
And there are no hard feelings for Lauren, who said that she and Emily are "friendly" and "all is well." "It was interesting because their relationship was airing while I was dating him in Croatia, so it was hard for me dating him at the time to see him in another relationship with a girl on TV," Lauren shared. "But at the same time, I think they're such a great match, and they really complement each other well. They're a much better match than Ben and I for sure."
Find out more about Lauren and Ben's former fling, below.