The Below Deck Sailing Yacht cast had a virtual reunion. The cast came together and recalled everything that happened during the second season of the show. The cast went on to break down more and more surprising revelations.
In the reunion, the cast which included Glenn Shephard, Sydney Zaruba, Gary King, Natasha De Broug, Colin Macrae, Dani Soares and Alli Dore discussed and opened up about their challenges. part one of the reunions aired on June 21 on Monday.
However, Jean-Luz Cerza Lanaux was absent during the reunion. The reason behind his absence is suspected to be the speculations and questions regarding his relationship with Dani. The show host, Andy Cohen had separately interviewed Jean where Andy also addressed the rumours that Jean was the father of Dani’s baby.
“If that is my child, I want everything and anything to do with that child’s life,” Jean-Luc said in a preview for part two of the reunion, set to air on June 22.
Before the reunion, Jean-Luc took to social media to finally respond to fan’s theories about his relationship with Dani, who welcomed her first child in May.
“There’s a lot of gossip about my social media silence so I think it’s time to clear the air. While others are off chasing their 15 minutes of fame, I am working on a yacht in Central America,” he wrote via Instagram on Friday, June 18. “[I’m] heartbroken to have to hear about the baby’s birth on social media and read headlines, like, ‘Dani Soares Says Her Baby’s Father Doesn’t Want Anything to Do With It.’ All I can say is if it’s mine, I want to be involved 100 [per cent].”
Jean-Luc continued: “As someone who grew up with parents who weren’t together, I wouldn’t wish that on any child. Not looking for a pity party. Just want everyone to know how strongly I feel about this, especially the haters who are so sure I am neglecting my responsibility. No one wants to know more than me if this is my baby girl!”
Many members of the Below Deck universe quickly responded to the post and called out Jean-Luc for not doing the right thing, including costar Sydney, who asked, “What is wrong with you?!”
“Don’t play the innocent victim here JL. Man the fuk [sic] up,” Colin added in the comments.
Season 2 chef Natasha added: “I’m sorry JL but sounds like a pity party to me. Why didn’t you reach out 9 months ago ??? No woman deserves to be treated the way you treated Danny [sic]”
While Jean-Luc didn’t appear on part one of the reunion, he was still a large topic of conversation between the crew.
“I think we blame everything on J.L. He’s not here, it makes sense, right? Anything that went wrong this season,” Glenn joked as the rest of the cast members laughed.
While Dani has yet to weigh in on Jean-Luc’s lack of involvement in her pregnancy, her costars had plenty to say about the deckhand’s reaction so far.
Alli, who announced her own pregnancy on Monday, said it was “incredibly disgusting that [Jean-Luc] won’t even acknowledge the situation.”
Meanwhile, Gary claimed that Jean-Luc “does not have a spine.”