‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ Captain Sandy Yawn Engaged to Partner Leah Shafer: ‘I Truly Could Not Wait’

Captain Sandy Yawn from Bravo Below deck, the Mediterranean popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafer — and she said yes!

I’ve been thinking about marrying Leah for years, Yawn said Hey! News proposal, which was held last weekend. “I knew from the moment I met her, but the moment had to be right. I wanted to make sure first that we could really live together.”

Ziev discovered that Hey! News that Shafer, who is a Denver-based gospel singer and esthetician, inspired the beachside proposal, explaining, “Leah wanted a fairy tale, and to me Leah represents elegance.”

“I planned a boat ride to a beautiful bay. I had it decorated with flowers with a path to a small table accompanied by three violinists where we could sit down and have a little date,” she added about the location of the proposal.

Captain Sandy Yawn popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafter, who agreed.

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The ship’s captain, 58, said she was so excited to propose to Shafer, 49, that she popped the question immediately upon arrival.

“I really couldn’t wait!” she told the outlet. “I shared my list of visions of love that I had written that I wanted, and then I got down on one knee. Then she said ‘yes!’ ”

Yawn said the moment was filled with joy and emotion, explaining to Shafer, “The look on her face was priceless, and my heart just exploded! It was filled beyond anything I could have imagined. Somehow I feel closer than before, and I can’t explain it. There’s an energy that I’ve never experienced in my life. I love it beyond me; as Leah says, Yawn Beyond.”

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Yawn first revealed she was dating Shafer in May 2019 on Xu, formerly known as Twitter, sharing her interview with The Cheat Sheet and writing, “Love is love!” and “So happy,” in two separate tweets.

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Speaking about their “unexpected” romance, Yawn said the couple first met on Facebook in June 2018 after Shafer reached out and congratulated her on the Bravo reality series.

“She sent me a nice message saying, ‘I came across your show, congratulations, many blessings,'” Yawn told the news outlet, adding that the inclusion of “many blessings” piqued her interest as a self-proclaimed spiritual person.

After exchanging messages on the social networking platform, the pair finally met in person in Los Angeles, where Yawn was living at the time.

Shafer noticed an immediate chemistry between the two. “It was definitely unexpected,” she admitted to The Cheat Sheet of their first face-to-face meeting in November 2018. “It just happened, when you meet another soul that you connect with on such a deep level, it’s inexplicable and so beautiful.”

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Yawn moved from Los Angeles to Colorado to live with Shafer.

The yawn was already open in her book Be the calm or be the storm: Leadership lessons from a woman in charge about the importance of her romance with Shafer, writing, “I believe God has a way of preparing you for ‘the one.’ He knew I wasn’t ready for her all those years ago. And she wasn’t ready for me. We were both being prepared for one second. God was waiting for us. He gave me the opportunity to make different decisions and be more aware, so when that sweet little Facebook message came across my page, I was open.”

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Before Yawn, Shafer was married for 20 years to Ross Shafer, with whom she shares a teenage daughter, Lauren “Lolo” Rae, according to her personal website.

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