Below Deck fans loved Chef Ben Robinson and Kate Chastain. They enjoyed their work relationship and friendship. The two hooked up in the early days of yachting. However, the two didn’t always get along.
There were moments when their chemistry caused a fire in the galley. Literally and figuratively.
Kate and Ben never reconciled on their romantic feelings for one another. But it was clear that they felt deeply about one another. Both of them have since moved on in their respective past relationships. They even became friends and neighbors, which fans quickly learned on the new season of Below Deck Mediterranean: Galley Talk.
How does Ben Robinson feel about hooking up with Kate Chastain?
In a new interview with Us Weekly, Ben talked about their Below Deck days. He also opened up about how he felt about hooking up with Kate in the past. Obviously, their hookup didn’t have an effect on their work relationship. Even though they butt heads in the galley, they never let their feelings get in the way.
They just couldn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to their work ethic. Ben is one of the many volatile chefs who has a hard time working with most stews. While there were clearly sparks between them, Kate and Ben never revisited those days. Ben recently mentioned it in a new interview with Us Weekly. He was asked if he regretted their hookup.
“Which one?” the Brit cheekily asked the outlet before adding that he had “no regrets.”
Kate took part in that same interview. She joked that she didn’t “really remember” that fateful night. The two worked together on the Bravo series for many years. Ben and Kate had a connection during Seasons 2 and 3. At the time, they admitted to hooking up in between charter seasons. However, during the interview, they dodged those questions and refused to share any more details.
Below Deck alum wouldn’t hook up with Chef Ben again
Kate made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in July 2019. During a game of “Would You Screw That Crew?” Kate said that she would not sleep with Ben again. She also shared that her favorite yacht chef was also her favorite crew member. Kate teased the reasoning behind both of those answers was because they took part in the horizontal limbo before.
The two have teased their hookup times. Nowadays, Ben is living in Florida with his long-term girlfriend and lives in the same building as his former chief stew. Kate met her and approves of Ben’s new girlfriend. Some would say that Ben and Kate have an unconventional friendship since they’ve seen each other naked. However, it seems to be working for them.
As for Kate, she’s exploring her options. Back in August, she teased that she’s been dating again. Below Deck Galley Talk airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. Below Deck Season 9 premieres Monday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET also on Bravo.