Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Paget Berry proposed to his long-time girlfriend and co-star, Ciara Duggan, recently. The deckhand announced the engagement on Instagram Thursday. The two had been dating for four years.
The couple both posted celebratory photos. Paget wrote that he “did a thing,” adding the hashtags “engaged,” “best friend,” and “marriage goals,” among others.
Ciara took to Instagram and shared a photo of the two of them kissing, along with a video of Paget proposing. In the video, the casually dressed stewardess lounged in a park. Ciara wore a white button-down shirt, denim shorts, and flip-flops. She accessorized simply with a black crossbody bag and understated jewelry, wearing her red hair pulled up in a bun.
“What, are you serious?” Ciara asked in disbelief.
Paget’s words were difficult to understand as the couple was sitting in front of a running fountain. However, it was apparent that Ciara was in shock as she repeatedly asked him if he was for real. He was confident as he assured her that he was “100 percent serious.”
The bosun then presented Ciara with a ring. Paget looked at the camera and insisted that this was just a “show ring” for the proposal and that the two would get a more suitable piece of jewelry later on. A photo of the band later revealed that it was not a diamond. Instead, the gold ring was adorned with several stones of various colors.
Paget asked Ciara which hand to put the ring on.
“Depends on which country you are in,” she jokingly replied as Paget placed the ring on her left hand.
According to the geotag, the images were taken in Genova, Italy. The couple just recently set sail again after several months stuck in port due to travel restrictions put in place amid the current global pandemic.
Both the stewardess and the bosun grew up on boats, and the two met on Ciara’s family catamaran several years ago. Paget worked with Ciara’s family and convinced the young woman to enter the world of yachting, according to Bravo. She did, and the pair have worked together ever since. Until just recently, the couple was full-time on the yacht featured in Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Parsifal.
Their relationship was often shown on the hit reality show, and at times, it was tested. Co-star Georgia Grobler and Paget were often flirtatious on the series. The third stewardess felt so badly about her actions with Paget that she apologized to Ciara before the season ended.