'Below Deck Med' Star Joe Bradley Turns Heads Among Female Yachties (SPOILERS)

Heartthrob alert! Season 9 of 'Below Deck Med' introduces Joe Bradley, the charming deckhand who's already capturing the attention of the ladies.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jun. 18 2024, Published 11:15 a.m. ET

Joe Bradley sports a red 'Mustique' polo while posing on a boat for his official 'Below Deck Med' Season 9 portrait.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Season 9 of Below Deck Med.

Sure, Bravo's hit spinoff series Below Deck Mediterranean may focus on hardworking yacht crews during charter season, but let's face it — no one's tuning in for the nautical maneuvers. Nope, we're all aboard for the messy drama and scandalous hook-ups!

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Now, let's talk romance — Season 9 of Below Deck Med has just set sail, and sparks are already flying. As it turns out, stews Elena "Ellie" Dubaich and Bri Muller both have their sights set on lead deckhand Joe Bradley.

So, is Joe dating either of these lovely ladies? Or is his heart set on someone else outside the Below Deck franchise? Here's what we know.

Joe Bradley wears his uniform while standing on the boat in Season 9 of 'Below Deck Med.'
Source: Fred Jagueneau/Bravo
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Who is 'Below Deck' star Joe Bradley dating?

As of now, it's unclear who Joe Bradley is dating. A quick scroll on Instagram reveals that he mainly posts about his travels, most of which are, of course, by the ocean! So, for now, we think it's safe to assume that Joe is single — and the ladies of Below Deck Med Season 9 are definitely taking notice!

In the second episode, both Ellie and Bri are totally smitten with Joe. Bri gushes, "Joe is a charmer... He knows exactly what to say, what to do, how to look." Ellie chimes in, "Joe is Mr. Charisma... He's hot, so that helps."

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Joe Bradley cleans during Season 9 of 'Below Deck Med.'
Source: Fred Jagueneau/Bravo

By Episode 3, the women are pulling out all the stops to catch Joe's attention!

Bri and Joe share an adorable moment as they dance together in the galley. When he asks about her tattoos, Bri reveals she has ink on her ribs and even her lip — a detail the Spain native finds quite alluring (or, as he puts it, "sexy").

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"I love a good tattoo," Joe admits in a confessional, adding that he finds them to be "quite attractive." Although the deckhand has vowed not to get tattoos himself due to a promise to his grandfather, Joe loves them on others.

"On a female, it's like a forbidden fruit," he adds. "It does something for me, 100 percent."

Shortly after, Bri and Ellie catch up, and Bri asks Ellie to give her a crash course on "how to be flirty and how to be seductive as f--k." Ellie agrees and teasingly asks Bri, "Who are we aiming for? Eyebrows?"

While Bri insists she doesn't have her sights set on anyone specific, she reveals otherwise in a confessional: "Yeah, Joe," she says with a laugh. "Everyone has needs, and sometimes, my needs need to be met."

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Ellie then pops up in her own confessional and claims she "definitely" has chemistry with the same man: "He's the guy I want," she explains. "Usually, when I set my eyes on a guy, he's already interested in me. So, I just need to give him the green light. That's just how it goes."

Ultimately, Bri and Ellie decide to "wing-woman each other" — but how will it all play out? Only time will reveal the outcome, but let's hope their friendship stays strong regardless of any romantic interests!

Catch new episodes of Below Deck Med on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo. Stream the next day on Peacock.

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