So of course Andy Cohen had to get to the bottom of this nearly romantic moment between the bosun and chief stew during the Below Deck Season 6 reunion. "We were all partying, and no, I don't think he even knew it was me," Kate said in the above preview clip for the reunion airing Tuesday at 9/8c. "He's a very lovey drunk."
Ross agreed with Kate's assessment and admitted that he didn't realize he tried to kiss the chief stew until he was told after the fact. Ross and Kate said they did not hook up, which confused Rhylee Gerber, who said the bosun had told her they did. "It was someone else," Ross said.
Andy pressed Ross on that revelation, asking if it was another crew member from Below Deck who he actually hooked up with, before guessing Hannah Ferrier, Kate's fellow blonde chief stew on Below Deck Mediterranean. "I believe so," Ross said. "It was just a friendly kiss, that's all. Like when I'm kissing everyone else, apparently. Just a hongi."
A hongi is a Maori tradition in which two people greet each other by pressing their noses together, which is also kind of like what Ross and Rhylee did when they got a little friendly in her cabin this season of Below Deck.
Ross isn't Hannah's only connection to the Below Deck crew. Not only did Hannah work with (and kiss) Ben Robinson in Season 1 of Below Deck Med, but she's also good friends with Kate and has received some major props from Captain Lee Rosbach.
More revelations are on the way in the Below Deck Season 6 reunion airing Tuesday at 9/8c. Until then, find out what else is new for the crew in the romance department, below.
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