Below Deck S11: Who’s Captain Kerry’s Girlfriend Gönül

Below Deck S11: Who's Captain Kerry's Girlfriend Gönül

Ever since Australian Captain Kerry Titheradge made his debut on Bravo back on Below Deck Adventure in 2022, he’s been dating his girlfriend Gönül Bihan. The two met while working in the superyachting industry together. However, back at the time, Captain Kerry was still married to his ex wife, a Canadian. The two kept things strictly professional. Apparently Gönül quit working on the superyacht because of Captain Kerry’s strict leadership, not liking him at first. So, who’s Captain Kerry’s girlfriend Gönül he’s clearly smitten with on Below Deck season 11?

“I’ve been dating my girlfriend, Gönül, for a little over a year,” Captain Kerry said back on Below Deck Adventure. “She’s from Turkey. We worked together quite a few years ago. She was the chief stew. She actually quit after a few months because she didn’t like the way I ran a boat.”

Captain Kerry and his girlfriend having dinner with Captain Glenn

Captain Kerry and his girlfriend having dinner with Captain Glenn (Instagram).

“A few years later, after I got divorced, we reconnected. Eventually, she opened up. She’s helped me become a better person. And that’s pretty special.”

Captain Kerry and his Turkish girlfriend dressing up for Halloween

Captain Kerry and his Turkish girlfriend dressing up for Halloween (Instagram).

Below Deck Season 11: Who’s Captain Kerry’s Girlfriend Gönül

Girlfriend Gönül taking care of Benny and two rescue dogs they're fostering

Girlfriend Gönül taking care of Benny and two rescue dogs they’re fostering (Instagram).

Captain Kerry’s Instagram shows the two travel around the globe together and are raising his two children — son Sawyer, age 14, and daughter Shaye, 12 — from his previous marriage. They live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“Unbelievable dining experience aboard Celebrity Ascent with my amazing lady Gönül and my good mate Captain Glen. I must say that with having many of the worlds best chefs cooking aboard the Yachts I’ve run, I now have huge standards when it comes to fine dining and LUMINAE knocked it out of the park!” Captain Kerry said about their one trip out at sea together on a cruise ship, hanging out with Below deck Sailing Yacht‘s Captain Glen Shephard. They’ve also vacationed in Greece, her home country of Turkey, and NYC. Kerry and his girlfriend Gönül also traveled to Australia with his kids for a month in 2023. They typically fly first class.

Captain Kerry and his girlfriend hanging out with some of his friends back home in Australia

Captain Kerry and his girlfriend hanging out with some of his friends back home in Australia (Instagram).

While Captain Kerry, 48, is away working as a captain, Gönül makes sure they have quality time together facetiming one another. “You know, when I’m with you, everything tastes better,” Captain Kerry told her on episode 3. “I have an amazing woman in my life.” She’s also a proud mom of their fur baby, Pomsky dog Benny, and rescue dogs they have stay at their house.

The two reconnected and started dating back in the middle of 2020. “I would like to ask her mother for her hand in marriage. And the way I’m going to do that is learn Turkish. I’m not a single captain, sorry ladies,” Captain Kerry said on the show. However, it doesn’t look like Kerry has proposed and got engaged to Gönül in the last year since filming the show in Grenada back in early 2023.

The couple love to go scootering, bike riding, boating, and watching concerts together.

Gönül’s Instagram is set to private, so not a lot else is known about Captain Kerry’s girlfriend.

 

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