Malia White claims that having a boyfriend Tom Checketts who is Mediterranean below deck was a “personal nightmare” for her.
The idea that Malia White doesn’t enjoy having her husband at The Wellington is hard for the fans to believe. After all, many fans think that Malia White and Captain Sandy Yawn’s plan was to get rid of chef Kiko and have Tom Checketts replace him.
However, the boatswain insists there was no master plan or conspiracy. She and the captain both insist that it was nothing more than the timing that led to Tom becoming the new chief at Below Deck Med.
To further demonstrate her point of view, Malia White recently proved herself candid during the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 After Show about how she really felt about mixing business and pleasure.
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Since Malia White met Tom Checketts while working on a yacht, it’s surprising for fans to hear that having him on the Bravo show was a nightmare.
The reason for herharsh words has to do with her work as a boatswain. It was her goal for Season 5 of Below Deck Mediterranean.
“Tom’s arrival as a chef was a nightmare. On a selfish level I wanted this to be my role as a boatswain, and I think Tom’s arrival on board is now Malia and Tom. We are like a team,” she shared.
It didn’t take long for Malia White to enter team mode. Fans will remember that Malia had a nervous breakdown to share a cabin with Tom. She ran to Captain Sandy when Hannah Ferrier did not agree to sleep with Bugsy Drake.