Are Ben Robinson and Emily Warburton-Adams a couple now? On the latest Below Deck episode that aired on Tuesday night, viewers saw Ben, with the assistance of Kate Chastain, give Emily a flower bouquet and sweet note for Valentine’s Day. Emily, who previously rejected the advances of Kelley Johnson and Nico Scholly, was receptive to Ben’s romantic gesture and later agreed to a date.
Lately, Ben has been doing a live Facebook video as each episode airs, during which he answers viewers’ questions and talks about what’s happening in the episode. Emily joined Ben for his latest Facebook session, which was filmed in his apartment. During the session, he answered a viewer’s question regarding whether he and Emily are dating. Ben revealed that he and Emily are, in fact, not dating. He said that they’re just very good friends.
“No, we are not dating. I mean, no, we are not dating. Did that answer it? No we’re not. We’re just very good friends. We’re from England. We’ve found a kinship on the show. We can’t spoil anything cause we’ll probably be sued by Bravo and they’re probably not people you want to be sued by because Bravo, they’ve got lots of money don’t they? And big lawyers! We’re very scared of them by the way. But yeah yeah, we’re just very good friends.”
As Ben talked about his relationship with Emily, he repeatedly laughed. Emily stayed mostly silent as Ben gave the answer but nodded in agreement. Neither one explained why a romantic relationship ultimately didn’t work out between them. Apparently, they can’t give that spoiler out just yet.
Later on, Ben answered another viewer’s question on whether he and Emily are together. Ben, with Emily nodding in agreement, repeated that they’re just very good friends.
“We are not. We’re just very good friends but thank you for the question.”
Ben and Emily actually spent the day together. Hours prior to the episode airing, Ben posted a video of himself and Emily navigating the flooded streets in a kayak.
While they’re not romantically involved, Ben and Emily apparently loved watching something possibly blossom between them. Ben, who has been with the show since the first season, described the latest episode as his favorite ever.
“This is actually, and I’m not, I’m not just saying it, it’s one of my favorite episodes ever. Emily’s grand as always. I felt like my food looked pretty good. And the relationship thing between the cast members was awesome so it’s all good times.”
Emily also praised the episode.
“Love this episode. It’s a great episode.”
On the latest Below Deck episode, Kate Chastain, playing Cupid, told Ben Robinson that Emily Warburton-Adams has never received flowers before and that she thinks that Ben should give her some. Kate, who had a past fling with Ben, explained in a confessional interview that she thought that Emily would be a good fit for Ben, since she’s young and skinny, which is just how Ben likes his women. Kate also pointed out that like Ben, Emily is British with a good upbringing and is well educated. Ben, whose interest in Emily seemed to come out of left field since the previous episodes didn’t show him expressing any interest in Emily, eagerly agreed to the plan.
When the flowers arrived, Kate helped Ben make a bouquet for Emily. Ben wrote a note, stuck it in the bouquet and dashed to Emily’s room to place it on her bed. When Emily found the flowers and note, she couldn’t stop smiling. She later went down to the galley to hug Ben and thank him for the gift. Emily gushed to him that she’ll be smiling all day. Ben told her that’s exactly what he wanted. Emily confessed in an interview that the flowers were a game-changer, and it made her realize feelings for Ben that she didn’t know were there.
Later, during a conversation with Kate, Ben confessed that he didn’t know how to ask Emily out to dinner. “I feel like a schoolgirl!” Ben exclaimed. He noted that he had to up his game for Emily, whom he described as a proper “English rose.” Kate yelled out encouragement. “You’re a man! You’re a man! You GOT this!” she said.
After working up his nerve, Ben asked Emily out to dinner. Emily, with a big smile on her face, immediately accepted. Ben later hugged Kate in appreciation of her playing Cupid between him and Emily. Kate noted that she has never seen Ben so freaked out over a girl.
Kate explained during an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dishwhy she played Cupid.
“I thought they would be perfect together. They’re both British, boarding school background. I know he likes thinner, very younger girls and that’s Emily to a tee. And also I thought that if Ben got some positive, romantic attention from Emily, he wouldn’t be so upset that he wasn’t getting it from me.”
On last week’s episode, viewers were introduced to Kate’s girlfriend, Ro Hernandez. Upon seeing Kate and Ro repeatedly engage in some public displays of affection right in front of him, Ben seemed irritated. He later got into a very tense argument with Kate that seemed to stem from more than just a work disagreement.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kate’s relationship with Ro ended over the summer after Kate was arrested and charged with a felony domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation. Kate, who has since maintained her innocence, and she noted in a recent interview that Ro couldn’t hurt her anymore.
Yet viewers may see some drama ensuing from Ben Robinson’s decision to take Emily Warburton-Adams out on a date. A preview for next week’s Below Deck episode shows Kelley Johnson, who has been unsuccessfully trying to get with Emily, being none too pleased upon seeing Ben and Emily leave for their date. “What?! Bro, I thought we were buddies but you just left me in the cold dark. When did Ben get interested in Emily and Emily interested in Ben? This is like a fly ball out of left field and I’m sitting out there picking daisies,” Kelley says in an interview.
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