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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

Lauren Cohen Reacts to Malia White Calling Her "Insecure" and "Shady"

"I thought we were cool, but you're talking about me behind my back," the #BelowDeckMed stew said.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Lauren Cohen on Her Evolving Opinions of Malia White

There has been so much tension between Hannah Ferrier and Bugsy Drake this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, you could cut it with a knife — one that was probably used to chop up some onions at that. 

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So we've had a front-row seat to Hannah and Bugsy's beef this season as they keep on volleying insults back-and-forth. And to keep this analogy going, the so-called tennis ball caught in between them has been third stewardess Lauren Cohen. "It's really hard being the third stew, and I'm in the middle of my chief stew and my second stew. And they're both great at their job and they have completely different management styles. And I respect both. Hannah's very, 'Suck it up, let's move on.' And Bugsy's like, 'Let's talk about it. Tell me about your feelings.' So I appreciate both," Lauren recently told The Daily Dish. "I'm getting tugged in both directions, and it's really hard. It's hard working with your boss and being friends with her and trying to be friends with everyone else who may not like her. It's a tough spot to be in."

It seemed like Lauren finally chose a side when Hannah and Bugsy decided to swap roommates so that Lauren would be rooming with Hannah and Bugsy would be living with Malia White for the rest of the charter season. Lauren said that in that moment, it "100 percent" seemed to show a divide among the female members of the crew. 

Watching the show back has caused an even greater divide between Lauren and Malia, according to the stew. "To watch the show back and to hear her call me 'shady' and 'insecure' when she's secretly dating Adam [Glick], obviously that hurts my feelings. And I thought we were cool, but you're talking about me behind my back," Lauren said. "So once you watch the show back, new feelings come up. The dynamics of the crew are changing dramatically from episode to episode, and it's hard to watch back some stuff and hear what people say about you when they're nice to your face and then trash talk you in their interviews and stuff." 

Of course, Lauren was initially upset to hear Malia say these things seemingly behind her back. But she knows now that the two yachties have come to be in a different place today. "Malia and I, I think our relationship changes from episode to episode, too. And I'm obviously emotional. So I'll be like, 'What the heck? Why did you say that?' And then I'm like, 'All right, you said it like a long time ago. So it's not the way you feel about me now," she reflected. "Her and I definitely had a tough time in the beginning of the season, but we're in a really good place now, and I think she's a cool girl." 

Relive some of this season's intense yachtie drama, below.

Hannah Goes Off on Bugsy
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