Though you could cut the sexual tension with a knife in Season 3 of Below Deck, there's also been a lot of dramatic tension between the two while they worked together in the galley. And while photos like this have made us wonder if a full-fledged romance could one day bloom for them, Kate and Ben have long maintained that they have only ever been friends and nothing more.
But perhaps Kate and Ben have been more than just friends on one occasion. The chief stew appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday night, and she played a little game called "Would You Screw That Crew?" where she revealed whether or not she would get it on in a bunk with the past and present Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean crew members Andy Cohen listed off (clip above).
When Andy asked Kate, "What about Chef Ben?" she replied, "Not again," implying that there's been a previous time when they did, in fact, hook up.
As if that wasn't jaw-dropping enough, when Kate was asked to name her favorite Below Deck crew member of all time during the WWHL After Show, she said, "And my favorite is probably Ben. And that might be because we had sex."
We have to admit, we're not exactly sure if Kate is being serious about her hookup with Ben or if she's just having a little bit of fun with us. Though Kate is great at dishing out some no-nonsense truth, we've also come to know and love her unique sense of humor.
We can only hope that one day we'll know what really happened between Kate and Ben for sure.
For now, watch Kate spill the tea on more sexy times from her appearance on WWHL, below.
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