‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ star Captain Sandy Yawn engaged to gospel singer Leah Shafer


Aye aye, captain!

“Below Deck Mediterranean” star Captain Sandy Yawn is getting married to her girlfriend of five years, gospel singer Leah Shafer.

Captain Sandy officially announced the couple’s engagement on Instagram early Tuesday morning. It was the perfect place to share the news of their proposal, since Yawn and Shafer met in 2018 after connecting on social media.

“It’s official! I asked Leah to marry me, and she said YESSSSS,” Yawn captioned a series of loving photos of the pair.

Yawn, 58, revealed to E! News that she proposed to the breast cancer survivor last weekend.

“I have been thinking about marrying Leah for years,” the yachting captain said. “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.”

The “Be the Calm or Be the Storm” author said she set out to create a “fairytale” proposal, since her 49-year-old bride-to-be “represents elegance.”

“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,” Yawn shared.

“The look on her face was priceless, and my heart exploded!” she continued. “There is an energy that I have never experienced in my life. I love her beyond; as Leah says Yawn beyond.”

Shafer was previously married to TV host and business author Ross Shafer for roughly 18 years. The former spouses share a teenage daughter named Lauren.

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