Below Deck Mediterranean's superyacht may still be afloat, but there was definitely a shipwreck on the Aug. 8 episode.
An emotional shipwreck, that is. After weeks of chef Dave White pursuing a relationship with chief stew Natasha Webb—who he met on a previous charter, during which they hooked up—he finally realized that his efforts were fruitless. Unfortunately, said realization pushed him to berate Natasha over text—a decision that landed him in the hot seat with Captain Sandy Yawn.
Natasha ultimately decided that Dave shouldn't be punished, telling Captain Sandy she was simply ready to move on. There's no telling if she and Dave will be able to successfully do so, but until viewers can find out for themselves, E! News is turning to Natasha herself for answers about the complicated situationship. For starters, as she revealed during the exclusive interview, the pair had only met one month before the Below Deck Mediterranean charter.
That said, Natasha and Dave did hook up—she just didn't want her new crew to find out about it. "I didn't want everyone to judge us on the situation," Natasha said. "It was just unfortunate."
That's not to say she avoided discussing how she felt with Dave (who has never shied away from talking about his feelings). In fact, Natasha added, "Because I didn't want everyone to know, everything was done through text message, which is what the viewers don't get to see."
"Dave's more open and speaks about it," Natasha continued, "so you get to see his side a little more, which is where judgment can come in from people."
But regardless of the circumstances, Natasha admitted that she has her regrets. "Looking back, it was the wrong thing to do," she said of her secrecy. "I should have been more open and honest. It's just because of the way things came about on my last boat. I just thought it was a messy situation that a lot of people can judge people."
"We all make mistakes in life," Natasha added. "And unfortunately, that was just one of those things that I had to get through."
Below Deck Mediterranean airs Mondays at 8 p.m. New episodes drop one week early on Peacock.
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