On the latest Below Deck episode, Nico Scholly and Brianna Adekeye flirted and went to bed together despite the fact that Nico had a girlfriend, Melissa, back home in Chicago. Prior to hooking up with Brianna, Nico complained about how clingy Melissa was and was shown ignoring her texts and calls. After cheating on her with Brianna, who knew of Melissa, Nico then broke up with Melissa via text.
Yet it seemed that despite what happened with Brianna, Nico and Melissa got back and remained together. Months after Season 5 finished filming, Nico did a video interview with Bravo in which he revealed whether he was still with his girlfriend. Just prior to the season premiering in September, Nico said that his relationship with Melissa was in fact getting more serious.
“Yeah me and my girlfriend are together today. We actually moved in together and, yeah, it’s a nice little cute apartment in Chicago so…”
The big question now is whether Melissa found out about Nico and Brianna and if Nico and Melissa are still together to this day, especially after what just aired on Below Deck. Nico’s recent Instagram photos don’t seem to show any sign of a girlfriend.
Last week, Briana Adekeye made an appearance on Kate Chastain’s podcast After Deck with Kate Chastain to talk about the latest episode’s happenings. A big topic of conversation was Briana’s burgeoning relationship with Nico Scholly. Kate pressed Briana about flirting with Nico despite the fact that she knew he had a girlfriend back home in Chicago. Briana defended herself by saying that Nico didn’t really discuss Melissa with her and that when he did, he said that the relationship wasn’t that serious.
“He really didn’t mention her at all. With me, I mean you know at the very beginning. If anything, a few times he mentioned she’s not that serious.”
Despite their hookup, it seems that viewers won’t be seeing Nico and Briana embark on a full-fledged relationship as the season progresses. Briana admitted to Kate on the podcast that she sees what she and Nico had as nothing more than “a little boat fling” that she did to pass the time.
“I see it more as a little boat fling. A boat fling for me is something to pass the time by. If you have to spend so long on a boat for a period of time, you need something.”
Briana Adekeye even said that while she finds Nico Scholly “adorable,” he’s not really her type.
“I can’t say I would go after him in land life.”
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