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Malia White Details Exactly When Her Relationship with Below Deck Med's Engineer Jake Began

Captain Sandy Yawn also shared her reaction to the romance at the Below Deck Med Season 6 reunion.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Malia White New Relationship Engineer

The Below Deck Mediterranean crew shared some major life updates at the Season 6 reunion, especially when it came to their love lives.

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Host Andy Cohen asked each of the Lady Michelle yachties for their current relationship status during the virtual sit-down, which aired on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on October 18. Courtney Veale, Mzi Dempers, David Pascoe, and Mathew Shea all confirmed that they are single, with Katie Flood revealing that, for her, it's "complicated."

Lloyd Spencer shared the happy news that he is in a relationship. In fact, the deckhand went Instagram official with his new girlfriend earlier this month.

But the relationship update that got the biggest reaction from the crew was that Malia White is currently dating "hot Jake the engineer," as Andy put it during the reunion. Jake was one of the crew members who typically worked off-camera during the charter season.

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Malia revealed that romance didn't bloom for her and Jake until after they finished filming Season 6. In fact, his presence on the boat didn't influence her decision to tell David that she didn't have romantic feelings for him this season. "No, actually, Jake's super introverted, so I really didn't talk to him until the end of the season," Malia said at the reunion. "So at that time, Jake wasn't even, he was very behind the scenes."

Later when the crew revealed all about their time in Split after the charter season ended, Malia said that Jake joined the yachties in their house. "Well, I mean, obviously we needed an engineer there," Malia shared.

Andy then asked Malia if this was when her "relationship with the engineer really took off," and she confirmed that it was.

Captain Sandy Yawn also shared her reaction to the relationship at the reunion. "That's Malia's business and Jake's. Like, it's none of my business," she said. "I mean, she's an adult, he's an adult."

Malia previously confirmed her relationship with Jake during her appearance on WWHL last month. Get more details on the romance, including "the biggest differences" between Jake and Malia's ex-boyfriend Tom Checketts, as well as David's reaction to the news, below.

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