Never say never? Gary King and Daisy Kelliher they had a rough start when they met Sailboat below deck – but the two have continued to fuel dating speculation since becoming friends.
Viewers were originally introduced to the first officer and chief cook during the second season of the Bravo hit series in 2021. During that time, Gary and Daisy faced many ups and downs when it came to working together in their separate departments.
While appearing at the season two reunion in June 2021, the Ireland native admitted that she was unsure if she would be working with Gary again in the future. “Obviously you also hated me and thought I was a huge bitch,” she said, referring to her co-star’s comments during her confessional interviews.
Gary, for his part, clarified: “I may have said you were acting a bitch, I never said you were a bitch.”
Sparks seemed to fly between Gary and Daisy when they reunited in Season 3. During a night out with the crew, the pair ended up sharing a passionate kiss in the hot tub that almost led to them hooking up.
Ahead of the show’s return, Daisy joked that she didn’t remember the moment until she watched it. “I feel like it was my alternate personality. We have to name her, but it definitely wasn’t me,” she said via Instagram in January 2022. “I’m really enjoying how blown away people are. [about Gary]. No one’s mind was more blown than mine the next day. I don’t remember that kiss.”
The Bravo personality added: “What can I say, I’m not picky when it comes to hanging out with people. I’ll hang out with pretty much anyone.”
A month later, Gary took to social media to mock romance rumors about him and Daisy. “Hey guys, just because so many of you are asking, Daisy and I are dating,” he said in an Instagram video in February 2022, during their trip together to Disneyland in California. In the video, the two laughed off his comment before continuing to document their adventures together.
That same month, Daisy turned to online support for her relationship with Gary. “Honestly, I was blown away by how people jumped to conclusions when we posted a photo together at Disneyland,” she exclusively said. Us Weekly. “So our phones blew up. He made a funny story that was, like, ‘Yeah, we’re dating.’ And no, we’re just friends. We are happy to be two adults who can share a kiss and remain friends.”
Scroll down for Daisy and Gary’s most candid quotes about potential romance: