Fans who tuned in to Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 and saw the sometimes-tense dynamic between Daisy Kelliher and Gary King may have been surprised when the chief stew and the First Mate shared a kiss in the hot tub on the third season of the Below Deck spin-off.
During the Season 3 reunion, which aired on June 27, host Andy Cohen asked the flirtatious co-stars whether anything had happened between them after filming.
Are Daisy and Gary dating now, after Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3? Read on to find out what they had to say about their relationship at the reunion.
Are Daisy and Gary dating after filming 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 3?
Though Gary and Daisy briefly took their friendship to the next level in the hot tub on board Parsifal III early on in Season 3, the work colleagues are not in a romantic relationship now.
"No, we're not dating. But I did really enjoy how much speculation there was," Daisy shared in an exclusive interview with E! News when Season 3 first began in February 2022. "No, Gary and I are just friends."
The Irish stew noted that she has a "complicated friendship" with Gary, but that they certainly are not in a committed relationship.
"It's a complicated friendship. I don't think we're more than just friends. We're very affectionate people and we're very affectionate towards each other and care a lot about each other and we've been through a lot over the last two years," she said about their connection on Season 3. "I just think that just got a bit blurred."
She added that their shared fondness for one another is a main reason why they've kissed from time to time.
"Our relationship is very platonic. We care about each other and like I said we're both affectionate people, so affection can sometimes lead to kissing," she added. "But no, we're just friends."
During the same discussion with E! News, Gary reiterated Daisy's words about their friendship. He also shared that he felt a spark with Daisy when they both joined Parsifal III in Season 2 — which may come as a surprise to longtime viewers.
"I thought she was very cute, I loved her personality and then nothing really matured out of it," he said about his first impression of his co-star.
"And I think she kind of knew this, so when we were in the jacuzzi it was just us alone, there was definitely chemistry there. I think we both felt it," he said. "And then one thing led to another and a few minutes later we were kissing, which for me was amazing, I don't know what Daisy says about. But it's a work in progress this relationship and we're just trying to build it step by step and see where it takes us."
Gary and Daisy clarified their relationship status again on the Season 3 reunion.
During the reunion special, which aired on Bravo on June 27, the co-stars confirmed, once again, that they are not together romantically. Though Gary was actually staying at Daisy's apartment in London when the reunion taped, the co-stars are still simply just pals.
"We're good friends," Daisy said, before adding that she no longer regretted their hot tub kiss.
Later on in the episode, a fan asked if Gary would be able to admit that he hides his real feelings for Daisy through jokes.
"Perhaps there could be some truth in that," the First Mate said, before Daisy responded, "Whatever."
The co-stars may not be a romantic item at the moment, but, given their chemistry, there's every chance that they'll both be back on the show next season.
Until then, you can stream Season 3 of Below Deck Sailing Yacht on Peacock now.