Below Deck stars Eddie Lucas and Ashling Lorger have addressed pesky romance rumours.
The pair are currently appearing on season eight of the boat-based reality show, which streams on hayu in the UK.
Ashling recently joined new chief stewardess Francesca Rubi’s interior crew – but fans have been convinced she has been secretly dating the returning bosun.
Taking to Instagram, the stew blessed us all with a snap of the pair looking cosy on the boat, as she clutched a glass of bubbles.
‘Cheers to the feakin weekend ! What’s your favourite drink? [sic],’ she captioned the upload.
Right on cue, fans went wild for the picture, questioning if they were in a relationship.
Flooding the comments, one wrote: ‘Oh darn you guys make the cutest couple!!’
Another simply screamed: ‘DATE DATE DATE DATE!!!!’
‘Wait are these two dating?! I would be sooo happy if that’s the case!!,’ a follower enthused.
However, Ashling took a second to set the record straight when an Instagram user suggested they had ‘passed the friendship zone’.
‘Haha no just friends,’ she replied.
Eddie also added: ‘Aww I love this!! Great friends!’
So they’re just friends. Got it?
The bosun previously teased that he has love in his life – but stopped short of spilling all the beans.
During an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last month, host Andy Cohen asked if his intimate life was ‘smooth sailing’ in the years between his stints on Below Deck.
Y’know, since he secretly slept with stewardess Rocky in season three and lied about it…
Lifting the lid on his love life, Eddie admitted: ‘It’s had its ups and downs but things are looking up for now’.
We need some proper answers, Eddie!
Below Deck season eight is available to stream on hayu, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday.
Credit: Original article published here.