Below Deck diehard fans certainly don’t have Below Deck season 9 on the top of their list of best seasons of Bravo’s yachtie reality TV franchise. But, being diehard fans, and because Below Deck season 10 is premiering on Nov. 21, 2022, they still need to know what happened to the Below Deck season 9 cast.
Season 9 entertainment was overshadowed by the racial slur controversy between Deckhand Rayna Lindsey and Chief Stewardess Heather Chase. Also, First Officer Eddie Lucas struggled with one less deckhand than what’s typical on a boat, not even having a bosun, which made the beloved Below Deck star look bad. Overall, fans found Below Deck season 9 boring and frustrating to watch.
We know Captain Lee Rosbach, Stew Fraser Olender and Chef Rachel Hargove are the only crew returning as part of the Below Deck season 10’s cast. But Below Deck fans don’t just want to know about returning crew. Here’s what happened to all the Below Deck season 9 cast after they departed from superyacht My Seanna.
What Chef Rachel Hargrove Is Up To After Season 9
Hot-headed Chef Rachel Hargrove made her debut on the franchise in Below Deck season 8. Throughout her first season she wowed charter guests, but she also struggled with drinking too much and embarrassing herself on nights out. To top it off, she told Captain Lee off and briefly quit the charter season when guests’ preference sheet requests were too absurd for her to meet.
But Chef Rachel returned to Below Deck season 9 and redeemed herself with viewers and Captain Lee. She stopped getting drunk and took her cuisine to new heights. The five-star culinary master also devoted time to helping out struggling crew members like Rayna and Stew Jessica Albert. At the end of the season Captain Lee sang her praises on the reunion episode.
After season 9 ended filming in St. Kitts, Chef Rachel continued working extremely hard as private and yacht chef. Her public profile exploded, including her Instagram following of over 154,000 fans and Twitter following of over 32,000. Chef Rachel also bought an old school bus she converted into a camper van to tour America. It looks like the put her Below Deck season 9 tip money to good use.
Can't wait to play in my new skoolie pic.twitter.com/NShMGxicwY
— Chef Rachel Hargrove (@HargroveRachel) April 11, 2021
At the start of 2022, Chef Rachel underwent gall bladder surgery. She then went pretty quiet in February and March because she was working the charter season on Below Deck season 10. After filming wrapped up Chef Rachel got very active on social media in the summer of 2022. She fat-shamed Tyra Banks as revenge for her being called fat by the former America’s Next Top Model host back when the reality TV chef auditioned for the modeling show. Not too long after that controversy, Chef Rachel blew up on Bravo “bullies” and attacked the character of Southern Charm‘s Austen Kroll, who she met in Florida. She announced she was quitting Below Deck and Bravo for good and trashed the show on a podcast. Chef Rachel also created a subreddit to talk about her experience and expose bad things from working on Below Deck.
Since then, Chef Rachel appears to be too busy cooking for rich clients to bother posting on social media. She’s repeatedly reconfirmed that Below Deck season 10 is her last season on the show. Here’s even more on what happened to Chef Rachel Hargrove after Below Deck season 9 and 10.
What Captain Lee Is Up To After Below Deck Season 9
Captain Lee Rosbach, age 73, likes to live a pretty quiet life outside of his stardom as the face of Below Deck‘s flagship show. The “stud of the sea” spends most of his time off the show with his wife Mary Anne in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year Captain Lee and Mary Anne celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary at the luxurious Hawks Cay Resort. He also meets up from time to time with former Below Deck Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain.
Captain Lee missed the start of Below Deck season 9’s charter season due heart surgery for his AFib condition. In late 2021, he underwent spinal surgery for severe spinal stenosis. It appears his many health issues continued to plague him while filming the latest season, too. Below Deck season 10’s trailer reveals he likely leaves the charter season early and is replaced by Below Deck Med‘s Captain Sandy Yarn!
Nope, but I do have ability to fire, which I don’t like but sometimes it’s necessary. https://t.co/zTTupneQNR
— Captain Lee (@capthlr) November 12, 2022
Captain Lee also continues to enjoy riding his motorcycles throughout the state of Florida, as well as golfing. He also spends time advocating and donating time and money to raise awareness about drug addiction in honor of his late son who died of a drug overdose. Find out more about what happened to Captain Lee after Below Deck seasons 9 and 10 here.
What Happened To Below Deck Star Eddie Lucas After Season 9
OG Below Deck star Eddie Lucas didn’t have the best time on season 9. He got dealt a pretty bad hand. First of all, he had a very green deck crew and was lacking the proper four deckhands needed to take care of the exterior of the size of yacht on the show. On top of that, he had to deal with insubordination from Rayna while also trying to address her complaints about Heather repeating her use of the N-word.
Captain Lee seemed to have soured on Eddie by the end of the season because of his failings at leadership. In turn, Eddie soured on Bravo and show production, trashing the “peanuts” the network pays Below Deck stars. Eddie spoke out negatively about the network after he wasn’t invited back for season 10.
That said, Eddie and Captain Lee reconciled their differences enough that Captain Lee invited Eddie to Below Deck fan meet-up at the start of October titled “An Evening With Captain Lee And Friends”.
The former Below Deck deckhand, bosun and first officer returned to his job working on a tugboat in Baltimore after season 9 ended filming. Eddie, age 37, also settled down with his Brazilian-Japanese girlfriend Natalie Inada. Natalie has a green card and moved from New York City to live with Eddie in his new home he bought in early 2022.
They live with their young Red Fox English Labrador dog, Bert LR Lucas.
Eddie and his girlfriend appear quite serious compared to his previous relationships. Fans can find out more about what Eddie has been up to since season 9 here.
What Happened To Deckhand Rayna After Season 9
Below Deck season 9 Deckhand Rayna Lindsey decided to quit drinking after being appalled by her behavior on the show. She realized she drank as a coping mechanism for her anxiety. On Nov. 16, 2022, Rayna celebrates her first year of sobriety. She also just quit smoking a few days ago, too. Rayna now advocates and raises awareness for alcoholism.
Rayna, age 28, continues to keep herself productive as she builds a better life for herself, which doesn’t include partying. She works out almost daily and now and has a bodybuilder physique. The Minnesotan is also taking pole lessons as part of exercise regiment. It’s unclear if Rayna still has ambitions to be famous.
Rayna also became an entrepreneur as a licensed and certified lash technician at her business called ASE Beauty Bar. She’s also learning Spanish and wants to still want to move back to Mexico one day. Fans can follow Rayna on Instagram and TikTok to see her latest posts. Here’s more on what happened to Rayna Lindsey after Below Deck season 9.
What Happened To Deckhand Wes After Below Deck Season 9
Below Deck season 9 Deckhand Wes O’Dell returned back to Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He owns his own sailboat, Nightwind II, where he’s a captain. Although things didn’t work out between Stewardess Jessica Albert and Wes, he still found love through his Below Deck experience. Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 star Gabriela Barragan came to work for Wes at the beginning of February of 2022. The two began dating and fell in love while sailing days charters together on Nightwind II.
Wes’s Instagram shows he likes to spend time having fun with his friends and family. Gabriela and Wes still appear to be in a long-distance relationship after she left working on his sailboat to work on superyachts again. In the summer In July Gabriela, age 34 and six years older than Wes, told Showbiz Cheatsheet, “And I’m into yachting because, first of all, the money. And the free travel. So we’re doing the best we can. But, we love each other, and we know that we’re really good friends. So if it doesn’t continue romantically, when I go back to work full time, no one’s feelings are going to be hurt. We’re going to support each other from afar. And it’s going to be fine.”
In the past several months the couple haven’t posted pictures together. Gabriela sparked breakup rumors after she posted a selfie getting close to Below Deck Down Under‘s infamous Chef Ryan McKeown. However, Gabi quickly shot down the rumors Wes and her broke up. However, Wesley’s Instagram doesn’t have any recent pictures with his long-distance girlfriend.
What Happened To Lead Deckhand Jake After Season 9
Lead Deckhand Jake Foulger was wild on Below Deck season 9. He fooled around with Rayna and Fraser, and also tried to hook up with Heather. Almost every crew night out he got rip-roaring drunk, and often lost all of his clothes. Meanwhile, he seemed to be dishonest about his ex girlfriend and fiancée.
After Below Deck season 9 wrapped up filming Jake moved back home with his dad in the UK. He opened up about suffering from mental health issues and depression. He said it was unrelated to his time one the show, but he declined to participate in the reunion episode. Below Deck fans poured out their support for the Bravo star. He also revealed to friends in late 2021 that his girlfriend broke up with, but it was unclear if it was his ex girlfriend Paris while filming the show.
Jake seemed to be in better spirits in the latter part of 2022. He’s now traveling in Bali, Indonesia, according to Jake’s Instagram. Jake also started an OnlyFans account where he makes “saucy onshore content”. Fans can also request a Cameo video shoutout for $30. Fans can find out more about what happened to Jake after Below Deck here.
What Chief Stew Heather Chase Is Up To After Below Deck Season 9
After her controversial debut as chief stewardess on Below Deck season 9, Heather Chase returned home to Hawaii and then continued her career in yachting. Below Deck season 9 stew replacement and Heather’s best friend Kaylee Milligan worked on the same superyacht as her for the 2022 season.
Despite Heather not getting casted in Below Deck season 10, she still ended up working as a chief stew in Saint Lucia, around the same time the new season was filmed. She even ran into former co-star Chef Rachel at one point. Heather’s Instagram and Kaylee’s Instagram show they had a lot of fun serving rich charter guests gourmet food and planning themed nights.
Heather also started dating a new guy named David while working in the Caribbean. She turned age 27 on July 1, which makes her zodiac sign Cancer. Her astrological sign explains her sensitive, protective nature.
Heather and her new boyfriend hung out in Seattle together and dressed up as Harley Quinn and the Joker for Halloween.
Back in the spring of 2022 Heather vacationed in Tulum, Mexico. At the start of October, Heather and Kaylee partied in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can find out more about what happened to Heather Chase after Below Deck season 9 here.
What Happened To New Chief Stew Fraser Olender After Season 9
Below Deck season 9 Steward Fraser Olender got promoted to chief steward when he worked on another superyacht in the Mediterranean after the show ended filming. The posh Brit globetrotter also managed to travel to New York, Aspen, France, Monaco Yacht Club, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Dubai, Saint Lucia, Mauritius, and Morocco in the past couple of years. He shares much of his luxurious lifestyle of travel on his Instagram.
He celebrated his 30th birthday throughout most of the month of October, but it appears he turned age 30 on or near October 22. His zodiac sign is Libra, which explains his need for balance and organization. He was 28 years-old when filming Below Deck season 10.
Fraser also found time to party with Below Deck Med season 7 stars Zee Dempers and Courtney Veale in LA in the summer of 2022. Find out more about what happened to Fraser Olender after Below Deck season 9 here.
What Happened To Stew Jessica Albert After Quitting Season 9
Below Deck season 9 Stew Jessica Albert felt bullied and excluded by Fraser and Heather while aboard My Seanna. She quit near the end of the charter season due to anxiety and losing a lot of weight while filming the show.
Since starring in Below Deck season 9, Jessica works in Boca Grande, Florida as a sales and catering manager at a hotel resort. She also still works as a freelance yacht stew and makes crafts in her spare time.
Although Jess doesn’t post on her Instagram often, she did post a story of her kissing a mystery guy who may be her boyfriend.
Jess lives a pretty quite life otherwise. Fans can find out more about what happened to Jessica Albert after Below Deck season 9 here.
What Happened To Captain Sean After Appearance on Below Deck Season 9
Captain Sean Meagher subbed in for Captain Lee at the start of the Below Deck season 9 charter season. Fans and Eddie found him to be a bit stern with the crew and very particular in how he wanted things done.
Captain Sean continued to work as a captain of vessels. His Instagram documents his many adventures sailing around the world. In the summer of 2022 he headed an expedition up through the arctic from Boston to Greenland delivering a boat. He documented each leg of his trip, including sailing past icebergs! Captain Sean claims the real excitement and adventure is on his IG, not on Below Deck Adventure. After dropping off the boat in Greenland, Captain Sean headed to Iceland.