It was the moment we've all been waiting for this season of Below Deck Mediterranean. After weeks of wondering whether João Franco would end up with Brooke Laughton or Kasey Cohen, the deckhand shared a passionate kiss with Brooke in Tuesday night's episode. Welp, it looks like another Below Deck Med triangle is in the books!
But trust us; Brooke was just as caught off guard by João's kiss as you were, she revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Tuesday night. And watching this season back has provided plenty more surprises for the second stewardess, namely that she didn't realize how close João and Kasey actually were during the charter season. "So from what I saw was just very minimal flirting and looks and things, but the whole dialogue behind it was like, whoa," she told Andy Cohen. "It's a lot."
If you ask João, he said he wasn't trying to play games with the ladies' hearts this season of Below Deck Med at all. "I wouldn’t go as far calling it a 'love' triangle. My flirting was just me trying to be funny and make them smile. I didn’t realize that they would both like me and when I got the attention back, I had no clue what to do with it. I didn’t intend for it to be like that," João explained in a recent interview with Bravotv.com. "Seeing the show has made me see how insecure I really was. I knew who I wanted to be with but it was more about deciding to be with someone or not at all... I wasn’t ready for anything serious at all."
Brooke and João have come to each other's defense on social media off the boat, just as much as they have during this season of Below Deck Med. But Brooke's toughest task just might be convincing his frequent adversary Hannah Ferrier to give him another chance. We'll see how Brooke fares in next Tuesday's all-new episode of Below Deck Med at 9/8c, but you can catch a sneak peek right now, below.