Below Deck Mediterranean fans are wondering if Deckhand Zee Dempers and Stew Courtney Veale are dating after the pair hung out in LA. However, the rumors began well before the meet up. It’s well-known Courtney Veale returns on Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 as a replacement deckhand after Storm Smith steps in to replace fired Bosun Raygan Tyler. Now fans wonder if there was a reignited boatmance between Zee and Courtney.
Courtney & Zee Go Clubbing Together in LA, Fueling Dating Rumors
On Thursday, August 11, Courtney shared an Instagram story of Zee and her sharing champagne after he flew to LA from South Africa.
Next, Zee posted a story of Courtney pretending strut down a runway. After that, Courtney posted a video of Zee dancing and drinking in a club.
Before the latest rendezvous, Zee and Courtney spent time together when she and Chief Stew Katie Flood visited him in Cape Town. There, fans noted that Courtney and Zee were close. Katie recently told fans they’ll have to wait and watch the latest season to see if her friends Zee and Courtney rekindled their romance.
On Friday they were hanging out again together when Zee posted a picture of them cozy in a park.
CourtZee continued to spend their Friday evening together in West Hollywood keeping each other company. They ate dinner together and drank poolside. Some Zee fans are concerned Courtney may be leading the South African on, similar to what Chief Stew Natasha Webb did to Chef Dave White.
They also partied with Below Deck season 9 Stew Fraser Olender.
Unlikely Courtney & Zee Dating After Below Deck Med Season 7
Although a lot of Below Deck Med fans shipped Courtney and Zee’s brief fling in season 6, where they drunkenly made out several times, it’s highly unlikely the pair are dating. On the reunion of Below Deck Med season 6, Courtney made it clear she only ever saw Zee as a good friend. Courtney on Instagram recently told fans she is still single, too. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t have fooled around again while co-starring on Below Deck Med season 7, though.
Zee said goodbye to Courtney on Sunday, when she took a flight back home to North Wales, UK. Shortly after she shared a pic of her with a mystery man that had a hand-heart emoji.
The brief romance between Zee and Courtney got nipped in the bud after he bought Courtney flowers later in the charter season. Courtney felt awkward about the whole thing, and Zee got incredibly drunk before the flowers were delivered because he was nervous.
Fans will have to wait and see if Zee will have better luck with Courtney on season 7. He’ll at least have his childhood buddy Storm to help him be his wingman. Perhaps his lap dance moves for charter guests Kristina and Dina‘s 50th birthday party will impress a newly-arrived Courtney on superyacht Home.
Fans can tune into Bravo on Monday at 8 p.m. EST to find out if magic in Malta happens between Courtney and Zee.