'Below Deck Mediterranean' Star Captain Sandy Yawn Engaged to Longtime Love Leah Shafer!

'Below Deck Mediterranean' Star Captain Sandy Yawn Engaged to Longtime Love Leah Shafer!

Captain Sandy Yawn is engaged!

On Monday (September 18), the 58-year-old Below Deck Mediterranean star announced that she is engaged to Leah Shafer, her girlfriend of more than five years.

“I have been thinking about marrying Leah for years,” Sandy shared with E! News. “I knew from the minute I met her, but the timing had to be right. I wanted to make sure we could truly do life together first.”

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Sandy and Leah have been keeping their engagement for some time now, revealing that Sandy actually proposed back in April.

“Leah wanted the fairytale, and to me, Leah represents elegance,” Sandy said of her proposal. “I planned a boat ride to a beautiful cove. I had it decorated with flowers with a path to a small table accompanied by three violinists where we could sit and have a small date.”

Sandy admitted that she was so nervous that she proposed to Leah, 49, as soon as they got there.

“I truly could not wait!” Sandy said. “I shared my vision list of love I had written and wanted, then got on one knee. Then, she said ‘yes!’ The look on her face was priceless, and my heart exploded! It was filled beyond capacity of anything I could ever imagine.”

She continued, “Somehow I feel closer than I did before, and I can’t explain it. There is an energy that I have never experienced in my life. I love her beyond; as Leah says Yawn beyond.”

Sandy and Leah first met in 2018 in Los Angeles after Leah reached out to Sandy on Facebook months earlier.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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