Love was definitely in the air for João Franco last season of Below Deck Mediterranean as he found himself in a bit of a love triangle with Brooke Laughton and Kasey Cohen. Brooke ultimately won João's heart, and the two walked off the yacht at the end of the season to see what the future held for their romance.
João and Brooke's relationship thrived for some time following Season 3 of Below Deck Med. But by the time the reunion rolled around, they were no longer officially together, and the sit-down with Andy Cohen, which aired in September 2018, made it clear that they still had some issues to work out before they could move forward.
Now it appears that João has found love again, and this time it's with neither Brooke nor Kasey. At the end of last year, João began posting several lovely photos on Instagram with a woman tagged as Michelle Dicu. The two have been spotted paddle boarding in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, going on romantic nights out in New York City, spending Christmas lounging on the beach, and cozying up in Central Park this winter.
João's latest snap with Michelle is especially romantic. The Below Deck Med yachtie recently posted a pic of Michelle giving him a sweet peck on the cheek. João captioned the photo, "girl of my dreams."
We'll catch up more with João when he returns for Season 4 of Below Deck Med later this year, along with Captain Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, and Colin Macy-O'Toole. João is thrilled to reunite with these crew members, as well as have you see all of the shenanigans they got up to in the South of France in the new season, as you can see from the below Instagram posts.
Catch your first sneak peek of the new season of Below Deck Med, below.