Below Deck Mediterranean season 6 Chief Stewardess Katie Flood had big shoes to fill replacing fired Below Deck Med OG Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. The verdict from Below Deck fans suggest she was an adequate replacement, but that she wasn’t perhaps as entertaining to watch as her predecessor. However, compared to her successors — Natasha Webb and Tumi Mhlongo — she was brilliant. Now that she’s flirting with Bosun Luka Brunton on Below Deck Med season 8, fans are wondering what happened to the Bravo star since. Here’s what happened to Katie Flood after starring on Below Deck Med.
Although fans think Katie may be one of Luka’s long list of ex girlfriends and boatmances, we’ll have to wait and see when new episodes explain their relationship. However, more recently, Katie started up a romantic relationship with Vanderpump Rules star Tom Schwartz while filming Bravo’s Winter House together after his divorce with actress Katie Maloney. So, despite Katie not getting the nod to continue on Below Deck Med past one season, Bravo still gave her another shot on Winter House, a spinoff to Summer House.
In the end, Katie’s romantic relationship with Tom didn’t last. On a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Katie said, “I adore Schwartz, I love him, I think he’s amazing. And I’ll only really have good things to say. Does he make some questionable decisions, absolutely, but I think he’s trying to learn and be better from that… We’re definitely friends. We definitely have a very flirtatious and cheeky relationship. I will say I’m very happy we managed to keep it really light.”
Although Katie didn’t get hired back on Below Deck Med after one season, she still works as a chief stew. She even has another famous cabin mate, Below Deck Med seasons 5 and 6 Bosun Malia White. The two often talk about working together on their new podcast they started together called 30, Flirty, And Flying. They’ve been making new episodes from time to time since the end of 2022. The podcast mostly talks about their nomadic lives working as yachties and traveling all over the world while single and in their thirties. Malia also was the one to get Katie on Winter House alongside her, because when casting called Malia she requested Katie join her.
She also got to meet and become friends with Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 deckhand Alex Propson while filming the dating/party show. Since Katie’s reality TV stardom, she’s also cashing in on her fame of 146,000 followers on Instagram by doing sponsored partnerships as an influencer.
What Happened To Katie Flood After Below Deck Med Season 6?
Since filming Below Deck Med season 6 in Croatia in 2020, the Kiwi’s flown all around the globe. Katie has since worked and/or vacationed in Tulum, Mexico, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Alaska, LA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cape Town, South Africa, Havana, Cuba, Exuma, The Bahamas, Guatemala, Belize, Barcelona, Spain, Positano, Italy, Nice, France, Santorini, Greece, Lisbon, Portugal, Turkey, Bali, Indonesia. The New Zealander calls Tulum, Mexico, her second home however, vacationing there often.
“You never know how much you needed something until you leave. It’s always so hard to be away from my friends and family and although I feel guilty for not being home long enough to spend time with everyone my soul feels full and I feel more grounded than before. New Zealand is such a beautiful place and I’m so happy I get to call this place home. My emotions are high but to all my friends and family I love you all so much and thank you for keeping me grounded in this crazy life I’ve chosen for my self,” Katie wrote back in 2022 after visiting her home country for several weeks.
In the middle of 2022, the toll of always working and living abroad got to Katie.
“I have been feeling low, anxious and just in general like [bleep]. I always try to stay positive and always try to help those around me but right now I am the one that needs that. I’m always ok I will always be ok because I have created that strength for myself but I just want to let people know it’s ok to not be ok. Instagram world might show you the best of the best and I know I am guilty of that, daily. But anyone out there that’s just feeling the feels for no particular reason I hear you, I feel you, I want to connect with you… Be kind, share love and honor yourself and whatever emotions come with that,” the reality TV star wrote in June on her Instagram.
In November, Katie attended BravoCon 2023 in Las Vegas, along with her partner in crime, Malia. Katie, now 31, will celebrate her 32nd birthday near the end of December 2023.