Below Deck’s Captain Sandy and Leah Shafer Are Engaged

Captain Sandy Yawn, Leah Shafer.
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Beneath Deck Mediterranean star Captain Sandy Yawn and girlfriend Leah Shafer are engaged after 5 years of courting.

“Leah wished the fairytale, and to me, Leah represents class. I deliberate a ship journey to a gorgeous cove,” Sandy, 58, advised E! Information on Monday, September 18, concerning the proposal. “I had it embellished with flowers with a path to a small desk accompanied by three violinists the place we might sit and have a small date.”

Sandy added that whereas she was nervous for the large second, she “actually couldn’t wait” to suggest after “fascinated with marrying” Shafer, 49, “for years.”

“I shared my imaginative and prescient record of affection I had written and wished, then obtained on one knee. Then, she stated ‘Sure!’ The look on her face was priceless, and my coronary heart exploded!” she recalled. “It was crammed past capability of something I might ever think about. Someway I really feel nearer than I did earlier than, and I can’t clarify it. There may be an vitality that I’ve by no means skilled in my life. I really like her past; as Leah says Yawn past.”

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The couple met in 2018 when Shafer reached out to Sandy by way of social media about her hit Bravo collection.

“She despatched me a pleasant message that stated, ‘I got here throughout your present, congratulations, many blessings,’” the captain recalled in an interview with The Cheat Sheet in 2019, noting that the time period “many blessings” caught her consideration.

Leah — who was beforehand married to Ross Shafer for 20 years — advised the outlet that her reference to Sandy was “undoubtedly surprising.”

“It simply occurred, once you meet one other soul that you just join with at such a deep degree, it’s unexplainable and so stunning,” the opera singer gushed on the time.


Two years into their relationship, Sandy moved to Colorado to be nearer to Leah. Nevertheless, the pair nonetheless maintained an extended distance relationship resulting from her work on Beneath Deck. In February, Sandy opened as much as Us Weekly completely about how she and Leah have been decided to make their romance work whereas not at all times being in the identical place.

“We’re figuring it out. We’re head over heels in love,” Sandy advised Us. “Leah and I simply have been in Miami collectively and I’m like, ‘We have to go as soon as a month. We want that point.’ We’re three-day folks. So three days is ideal and that’s our objective. In these three days, it’s all about us and the telephones are off, which is nice.”