Kelley Johnson Says "It Was Better" to Not Have Sister Amy on This Season of Below Deck

Kelley Johnson Says "It Was Better" to Not Have Sister Amy on This Season of Below Deck

"I leaned on her a lot during Season 2," the #BelowDeck bosun said of his older sibling.

By Laura Rosenfeld

There's a lot that's different for Kelley Johnson this time around on Below Deck. He's got new responsibilities as bosun, he has a new attitude as he strives for redemption, and his older sister Amy Johnson isn't joining him on this adventure. 

Well, it's a good thing that Captain Lee Rosbach decided to give Kelley a second chance, because it seems like everything is working out for the yachtie during this take two, even without having Amy as a support system this season. "I miss my sister terribly, but I think it was the best thing for me that she wasn't there," Kelley told The Daily Dish. 

Kelley went on to explain that being on his own on the Valor forced him to figure out solving problems himself. "I leaned on her a lot during Season 2. I think it almost didn't let me confront the challenges. Instead, it let me run to her and kind of vent to her about everything," he said. "So I think it was better that she wasn't there for me that season and that I kind of had to sit there and kind of grow up and learn to deal with Captain Lee on my own way and the correct way." 

Kelley also previously told The Daily Dish that he sometimes sought Kate Chastain's guidance in Amy's absence. "Did I go to her for advice and stuff like that? Yes, totally. And did having her around as another leader help me? Yes, completely. Was she there, did she have my back? 100 percent," he said. 

Though she may not be on Below Deck this season, Amy has remained in yachting and was working on a boat with her boyfriend, Kate recently revealed to The Daily Dish. She has also been keeping up with the goings-on of the Valor crew, even calling out her brother for his unsuccessful flirting with the ladies. 

See Kelley and Amy pal around with Kate and Andy Cohen in the Bravo Clubhouse, below.

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