On the Below Deck season 6 finale, Ashton Pienaar and Laura Betancourt left the charter season together. Unfortunately, those hoping to see a romantic relationship between the two of them were disappointed when they later revealed on the reunion show that they aren’t together. On the reunion show, which aired Tuesday night, Ashton and Laura said that they’re just good friends. Yet disappointingly, neither Ashton nor Laura explained what went wrong for them and host Andy Cohen didn’t push for an answer either.
Thankfully, there is an explanation provided on BravoTV.com. During an After Show interview, posted on BravoTV.com after the reunion show aired, Ashton explained that a relationship with Laura never got off the ground simply because of logistics.
“Laura’s a cool chick. I think we’ve got a bit in common, um, in terms of where we are in our lives. She’s just a cool girl to kind of talk to and bounce things off of…Lauren’s a fun girl…but we live in two different countries in opposite sides of the world.”
Teasingly, Ashton said that there’s a possibility that he and Laura may become an item in the future.
“We don’t know where we’ll be in the next few months so…but if I ever ended up in Canada and she ever ended up in South Africa, I’m pretty sure we would, well I don’t know, I’m not sure, it’s hard to say. Is she somebody I could settle down with one day? Probably. If circumstances were different and we could try, give it a shot, would I? Probably.”
Laura, however, seemed less enthused about the idea. When asked if she sees a romantic future with Ashton, Laura hesitated and said she’s not sure.
“Hmmm…I dunno. I dunno…[Laughs] I think with relationships, they should be super passionate from the get go and I think because we’ve had this time apart, it would be hard to kind of get back and also we live very far from each other and so I don’t think…”
Why Ashton and Laura aren’t together, Ashton did share during his Watch What Happens Live appearance a few weeks back that he’s dating someone.
Perhaps Ashton Pienaar and Laura Betancourt will return for Below Deck season 7 and hit it off again? What do you think? Would they make a good couple?