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Below Deck Med's Rob Westergaard Comments on Whether He Was "Misleading" About His Relationship Status
Here's how the deckhand felt while watching his interactions with Jessica More back.
In the July 6 episode of Below Deck Med, there was some confusion over whether Rob was in an open relationship or if things were perhaps a bit more serious after he posted a photo of him kissing another woman with the words "missing your touch" in a post in his Instagram Story, which was discovered by Hannah Ferrier. The chief stew passed her finding on to Rob's current flame aboard The Wellington, Jessica More. "I really like him," Jess told Hannah after hearing this news. "And I don't really need another broken heart."
Rob later confirmed while out to dinner with the crew that he did not have a girlfriend. "There's nothing going on. I would not do this if it were," he said. "It's over."
He also explained that he would never be unfaithful in an interview during the episode. "I broke it off for myself," Rob said. "I'd rather not be in something if I'm gonna cheat on someone. Even though it's like an open experience."
However, Andy Cohen wondered while Rob was a guest on the July 13 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home if the deckhand thought "it could come off like you were misleading [Jess] or being confusing about the open relationship that you were in" while watching Below Deck Med back.
"I know that I was open and honest about it. I can see how it could be taken that way in the episodes building up to this one," Rob told Andy during the WWHL: @ Home After Show, which you can view, above. "I just feel spanners were thrown in the works. Yeah, I could see how that could be misleading."
Jess previously clarified how much she knew about Rob's relationship status before this season of Below Deck Med on Twitter as the July 6 episode aired. "He swore to me he was just seeing someone casually (dating/nothing serious)," she tweeted. "I didn’t see the actual photo that was posted till the show aired."
She also noted in another tweet that she would never date someone who's already in a relationship. "I KNOW I did nothing wrong and in fact had asked [Rob] multiple times to know what the deal was," Jess said in another tweet.
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See what the next episode has in store for Jess, below.