Fans are filled with joy for Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Captain Glenn Shephard after he announced he’s secretly had a girlfriend since before he began started filming seasons of BDSY. Captain Glenn officially introduced his special lady in his life, Dani (Danelis) Jimenez, by posting a picture of her at the helm of his sailboat with a long caption about their hidden relationship. Here’s everything fans need to know about Captain Glenn’s girlfriend Dani (or as he calls her, Mia Moore).
BDSY Captain Glenn’s Girlfriend Dani’s Instagram, Age Gap, Home Country, Relationship Timeline & More
Captain Glenn’s beginning of his relationship timeline with Dani is still a bit murky since the two met before he filmed the first season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht back in 2019. He was living in Genoa, Italy, when they met, while Danelis was residing in Milan, Italy. So they’ve been dating at least for three years now, but may have been together longer. Captain Glenn hinted at their relationship from the beginning of his time on BDSY because he kept a picture in his cabin quarters on the show.
Dani’s Instagram is very new, with the first of four pictures posted at the end of Nov. 2022. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Glenn’s girlfriend appears to be as worldly as him. The two now sail a lot on their sailboat Avalon. Many BDSY fans have a crush on Captain Glenn and were somewhat saddened to find out he was taken this whole time. At least for many they can be consoled with knowing Below Deck Down Under‘s Captain Jason Chambers is still available.
Dani apparently doesn’t speak much English, so Captain Glenn and her mostly communicate in “bastardized” Spanish, her mother tongue. Captain Glenn, age 63, appears to be at least 20 years older than Dani, although her age isn’t public. She’s still more age-appropriate than many of Captain Glenn’s First Officer Gary King‘s many conquests on the show.
Captain Glenn and Dani like to travel Europe when the weather is too cold to be sailing the Mediterranean.