Stewardess Natalya Scudder Finally Makes A Decision About Leaving 'Below Deck Med'

Things looked grim on the 'Below Deck Med' for Natalya Scudder and Tumi Mhlongo. So, does Natalya leave 'Below Deck Med' for good?

Emma Saletta - Author

Nov. 21 2023, Updated 7:46 a.m. ET

The Gist

  • Natalya Scudder and Tumi Mhlongo were feuding since Natalya stepped in as chief stewardess.
  • The women continue to follow each other on Instagram despite the bickering.
  • Natalya's relationship with her boyfriend is also on the rocks during Season 8.
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The feud between Natalya Scudder and Tumi Mhlongo is just one of Natalya's problems during Season 8 of Below Deck Mediterranean. Due to her open relationship with a fellow co-star, the Below Deck Med stewardess finds herself unsure of her relationship status with her boyfriend back home and things are a mess by the middle of the season.

Season 8 of the show focuses on Natayla's feud with Tumi, her open relationship, and her fling with Luka Brunton. That all comes crumbling down during Episode 7 after she tells her boyfriend about her and Luka being intimate in bed.

By the end of the episode, Natalya learns that her boyfriend slept with another woman while on vacation, which makes her extremely angry.

Was this situation enough to make her want to leave the boat? Find out below.

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Natalya makes the decision to leave 'Below Deck Med.'

In the Nov. 20 episode of Below Deck Med, Natayla finally makes the decision to leave the boat, thereby leaving the show. Prior to this, she had opened up to Captain Sandy about the drama being a catalyst for her considering her exit.

"I just don't think mentally I'm doing well on the boat," Natalya admits to Captain Sandy at one point.

Captain Sandy shows her nothing but sympathy and sorrow for what's happening to Natalya, especially because of Natalya's cheating boyfriend.

"I love having you on board, I don't want you to leave," Captain Sandy states.

However, in the Nov. 20 episode, Natayla explains that she wants to be "valued" and, she tells Captain Sandy, "I feel the need to get off now. I just don't feel good in my environment. I feel safe, but I just don't feel good."

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Does Natalya stay with her boyfriend after she leaves 'Below Deck Med'?

Currently, audiences have no idea if Natalya stays with her boyfriend after the devastating phone call wherein she tells him how he made her feel bad for being intimate with Luka.

Luka, in the meantime, gives her space after their intimate moment in bed and is not looking to ruin anything Natalya has with her boyfriend.

"I can definitely see that this is affecting Natalya quite a lot," says Luka. "In this situation, I'm just going to respect her boundaries. She says that this is the love of her life. I'm not going to get in the way of that."

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Judging by Instagram, it doesn't look like Natayla is dating anyone. And if that's the case, she is living her best life modeling poolside and going on photoshoots with Playboy bunnies. By all accounts, it looks like Natayla may have made the best move in leaving Below Deck Med, even if she returns later.

Watch Below Deck Med on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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