What Is 'Below Deck Med' Alum Chef Mathew Shea Up to Now?

Shannon Raphael - Author

Jun. 21 2023, Updated 10:01 p.m. ET

Mzi Dempers and Chef Mathew Shea
Source: Bravo

The eighth season of Below Deck Mediterranean isn't quite out yet, although it has been confirmed. In the meantime, longtime fans of the hit Below Deck spin-off series haven't forgotten about some of the more memorable past stars.

Fans have been able to catch up recently with deckhand Mzi Dempers and stew-turned-deckhand Courtney Veale because they returned to the show for Season 7, but what are some of the other notable Season 6 stars up to?

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Chef Mathew Shea, whose time on Below Deck Mediterranean almost ended as quickly as it started (thanks to a knee injury and some nerves about being on the boat), was a polarizing figure on Lady Michelle. What happened during Mathew's time on Below Deck Mediterranean and where is he now? Keep reading to find out!

Chef Mathew Shea from 'Below Deck Med' poses for an Instagram picture.
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Chef Mathew's stint on 'Below Deck Med' was rocky at times, but he's on solid ground now.

During a few of the crew nights out, the Boston-based foodie disagreed with stew Lexi Wilson, and he also didn't react well when the guests occasionally critiqued his food during the charters. He officially quit the boat one time after a night out before he returned to the vessel the next day.

Since his time on the show ended, Mathew has been working as a private chef — and he's now in a relationship. What else has the former yacht chef been up to?

Where is Chef Mathew Shea from 'Below Deck Med' Season 6?

After Chef Mathew's time on Lady Michelle came to an end (when the charter season concluded, instead of after a crew night out), he spent time living and working on vessels based in New England and in St. Barths.

According to his Instagram bio, Mathew is now working as a "private chef" in Boston, Mass. (he is originally from Rhode Island).

Mathew shares a glimpse at the various meals he cooks, his travels, and snapshots of what's going on in his personal life on his public Instagram feed.

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The 'Below Deck Med' alum is engaged and has a child!

In addition to the updates in his professional life, Chef Mathew has had some changes in his personal life as well since his time on the Bravo original concluded.

The chef recently proposed to Joanna "Joey" Adams (whose Instagram handle is @JoannaBetsy). She said yes!

That's not all, though. In December 2022, Mathew announced on Instagram that his child was on the way.

"Our family is growing!" he wrote in a caption. "We can’t wait to meet our little shea bae."

Mathew continued to document the pregnancy on Instagram, even sharing that the pair were "babymooning in paradise" when they were on a beach vacation.

In March 2023, Noah Marcel Shea was welcomed to the world.

You can stream Season 7 of Below Deck Mediterranean on Peacock now.

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