After leaving “Below Deck,” Rocky Dakota has been living her best life on the beautiful island of Hawaii. She’s been riding the waves as a surfer, diving into the ocean as a competitive national diver, and whipping up delicious meals as a cook — all things she had dreamed of doing years before.
Rocky also found love and has been exploring the great outdoors together with her beau. Though she went through a heartbreaking tragedy with the loss of her sister in 2017, Rocky has been using her platform to help others who have experienced similar situations. It seems like Rocky has found happiness away from the reality TV world — we don’t see her coming back to it anytime soon.
Nico Scholly — Now
After weathering the storm of drama and controversy on “Below Deck,” Nico has found his footing in a new career and a new romance. The former deckhand went back home and joined his family's plumbing business in Chicago. He is also actively involved in the Tristen Scott Foundation — an organization that raises awareness for organ donation that was started by his family in honor of Nico's brother.
In matters of the heart, Nico seems to have put his playboy ways behind him and has been happily coupled up for some time now. Nico certainly stepped out of the limelight post-show, and his journey is a testament to his growth and maturity. We couldn't be happier for him!
Nico came aboard the "Below Deck" yacht in season 4 as a charming and hardworking deckhand. When he returned in season 5, however, his second go-round was not as smooth as his first. While facing drama with temporary bosun EJ Jansen and dealing with heartbreak from his recent breakup, Nico attempted to pursue a romantic relationship with crew member Brianna Adekeye.
Unfortunately, he realized that he still had feelings for his ex and ended things. Nico's time on the yacht was also complicated by the recent loss of his brother, and he later realized he used the charter as an escape from a very tough reality. We really felt for him, and think he proved to be a resilient crew member.
Rocky Dakota was a true firecracker during her time on “Below Deck.” Her infectious energy was both loved and loathed by those around her, but there was never a dull moment when Rocky was on screen. She had a bit of a ~rocky~ start to the season, getting into a spat with chief stew Kate Chastain.
But she managed to turn things around and formed close bonds with some of her fellow crewmates, including deckhand Emilie and bosun Eddie. Who can forget the time she went for an impromptu swim off the yacht, hoping to get fired? Since leaving the show, Rocky has stayed out of the spotlight, but her drama-filled moments on “Below Deck” will always be remembered.
Matt Burns — Now
After leaving "Below Deck" after just one season, Matt Burns returned to his roots in Canada, where he's been cooking up a storm as a private chef. While he's kept a low profile since leaving the show, he occasionally pops up on social media to show off his latest culinary creations.
With his talent for creating mouth-watering dishes, it's no surprise that he's thriving in the private chef world. Fans of the show will surely miss his easy-going personality and his ability to whip up meals under pressure, but it's great to see him doing what he loves. Here's hoping that we get to taste his food someday!