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Below Deck's Jared Woodin Shares Why He Hasn't Met His Daughter Yet

The Below Deck Bosun got emotional while talking about his relationship with his daughter. 

By Shannon Raphael

Like Captain Kerry TitheradgeBelow Deck Season 11 cast member Jared Woodin is trying to balance fatherhood and his yachting career. 

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On Season 11, Episode 4, the Bosun opened up about having a daughter during the first crew night out. He told chief stew Fraser Olender that his three-year-old daughter lived in Alaska, and that they communicated twice a week on the phone.

On the following episode, which aired on February 26, the Florida resident revealed to deckhands Sunny Marquis and Ben Willoughby that he had never actually met his daughter in-person before. Find out what else he revealed about his life as a dad below. 

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Jared Woodin and His Relationship with His Daughter

While the deckhands were chatting on deck, Ben asked how often the Florida resident manages to see his Alaska-based daughter.

"I've never met her," Jared said, before adding that his daughter's mother "said she didn't particularly want me to be a part of things."

In an interview on Episode 4, Jared admitted that when he first found out that his ex-girlfriend was expecting, he wasn't ready to be a dad. However, as time went on, he changed his perspective. 

"I haven't met my daughter yet because, at the time that I found out she was pregnant, it was a shell shock to me, I wasn't ready for it," he said. "I didn't handle it properly, and I'm trying like hell to correct that."

As a result, he schedules two calls with his daughter each week, and it's important for him to answer every call.

"Like, I want her to get to know me. I want to get to know her," he added. "But, it's hard to sew back a wound without leaving a scar behind."

Jared Woodin talking in his uniform in front of a view of the St. David yacht,

Jared Woodin on Being a Dad While Working in Yachting 

After the charter guests left on Episode 4, Jared took a brief break from turning the boat around to go down to his cabin to call his daughter. However, the call couldn't be connected because there was no service. 

Jared got emotional about missing the call in another interview on the episode. 

"I'm on a set schedule to talk to my daughter, and not being able to talk because of the lack of cellular service here [in Grenada] really put me in a difficult way," he explained. "My fear is that, if I don't maintain this schedule, she'll just cut me off."

Find out what happens next with Jared by watching new episodes of Below Deck on Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo. Stream episodes the next day on Peacock

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