Captain Sandy and her partner of five years, Leah Shafer, are engaged after Sandy popped the question over a romantic weekend, after thinking about proposing “for years.”
Captain Sandy Yawn of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafer.
The captain, 59, announced the engagement on her social media by posting sweet photos of her and Leah after the proposal with the caption: “It’s official! I proposed to Leah and she said YES!
“We are engaged! Please wait for the wedding.”
Speaking to E! News, Sandy, who has been dating Leah for five years, shared, “I’ve been thinking about marrying Leah for years. I knew from the moment I met her, but I had to choose the right time. I want to make sure we can actually live together first.”
Delighted with the proposal, Sandy revealed: “Leah wanted a fairy tale, and to me, Leah represents elegance. I planned to take a boat trip to a beautiful cove. I decorated it with flowers with a path leading to a small table accompanied by three violinists where we could sit and have a little date.”
How did Captain Sandy and Leah meet?
Sandy and Leah, a gospel singer and esthetician from Denver, have been together for five years. Sandy announced the relationship in May 2019 on X, formerly known as Twitter, by sharing her interview with The Cheat Sheet and writing, “Love is love!” And “Very happy,” in two separate tweets.
The couple met via Facebook after Leah texted Sandy to congratulate her on Below Deck.
“She sent me a lovely text that said, ‘I saw your show, congratulations, many blessings,’” Sandy revealed, adding that the inclusion of “many blessings” piqued her interest as someone who considers herself spiritual.
After exchanging messages on the social media platform, the couple eventually met in person in Los Angeles, where Yawn was living at the time.
Sandy previously opened her book, Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from the Woman at the helm, about the importance of her romance with Leah.
“I believe God has a way of preparing you for ‘the one,’” she wrote. He knew I wasn’t ready for her years ago. And she’s not ready for me. We were both prepared for each other. God has been waiting for us. He gave me the opportunity to make different and more conscious choices, so that when that sweet little Facebook message appeared on my page, I was more open.”
According to her website, before Sandy, Leah was married for 20 years to Ross Shafer, with whom she shares a teenage daughter, Lauren “Lolo” Rae.
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