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Fraser Shares a Steamy Kiss with his "Husband to Be,” Charter Guest Steven on Below Deck

The chief stew's undeniable connection with the guest was just taken to the next level. 

By Shannon Raphael

Is a star-crossed romance in the works for Fraser Olender and charter guest Steven Raucci on Below Deck Season 11?

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The chief stew developed a mutually flirty rapport with Steven, who is a friend of the primary guest, on Season 11, Episode 13, and the pair took their chemistry to the next level on the following episode.

Fraser Olender's Boatmance with Charter Guest Steven Raucci

On the final night of their charter (and after a Christmas-themed soirée), the guests requested a New Year's Eve party. Ahead of the last dinner, the guests chatted about Fraser and Steven's connection. 

One of the guests suggested that the two share "at least a New Year's kiss," and stew Barbara "Barbie" Pascual overheard the comment. She later told Fraser about it in the crew mess. 

"Everybody's talking about you having a New Year's kiss with Steven," she said, and Fraser then decided to ask Captain Kerry Titheradge if it would be OK. 

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"There are malicious rumors about a guest that would like to have a New Year's Eve kiss with one of the crew," Fraser joked when he saw the captain. "What [are] your thoughts on that?"

Kerry initially responded that "the crew shouldn't have to" be part of that, but Fraser clarified, "And if the crew member was really actually keen, then it's fine?"

After flirting with Steven during dinner service, Fraser, the interior crew, and the other guests celebrated "New Year's Eve" outside with sparklers.

Upon counting down to midnight, Fraser walked over to Steven and said, "I'm gonna give my husband a kiss."

Fraser Olender kissing charter guest, Stephen.

Moments later, Barbie asked Fraser if he enjoyed the lip lock.

"Um, yeah," he said. "I was kind of hopeful for a bit more."

Fraser did get more, as he exchanged a few messages with Steven on Instagram. The next morning, while getting drinks for the guests, Fraser joked that he was making "one mimosa for my husband-to-be."

The guests soon left St. David, but Fraser and Steven kept in touch — and Fraser invited him to the crew night out.

"I'm literally obsessed with you," Fraser told Steven at the club before the two shared a steamier kiss. 

"I don't know what the future is between Steven and I," Fraser admitted in an interview on the episode. "It's the first time I've actually had a crush on someone in a long time, and they've actually felt similar towards me back. And it's quite exciting." 

Fraser Olender Shares a Major Update on His Dating Life

Back in February 2024, Fraser confirmed that he has a boyfriend

"I'm in a relationship at the moment. I'm getting lots of DMs of people asking what's going on, but you'll all find out in due course," Fraser said during a chat with E! News. "You gotta stay tuned."

While some have speculated that the special man in Fraser's life is, in fact, Steven, fans will have to stay tuned to find out if the St. David chief stew will reveal more about his personal life soon.

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