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Captain Sandy Yawn, 58, and Leah Schafer, 49, are engaged! The Beneath Deck Mediterranean star popped the query to her companion of 5 years throughout a romantic date, she revealed to E! Information on Monday. “I have been thinking about marrying Leah for years,” she advised the outlet whereas speaking concerning the proposal. “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.”

Sandy additional revealed that though they obtained engaged final weekend, she had been desirous about asking Leah to marry her since April. As soon as she determined to ask her, she made positive she made it very particular within the methods Leah wished. “Leah wanted the fairytale, and to me, Leah represents elegance,” she defined. “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.”

Though she was nervous, Sandy went forward with the proposal proper after they arrived. “I truly could not wait!” she exclaimed. “I shared my vision list of love I had written and wanted, then got on one knee. Then, she said ‘yes!’ The look on her face was priceless, and my heart exploded! It was filled beyond capacity of anything I could ever imagine. Somehow I feel closer than I did before, and I can’t explain it. There is an energy that I have never experienced in my life. I love her beyond; as Leah says Yawn beyond.”

Sandy and Leah’s engagement comes after they first began relationship again in 2018. The previous beforehand revealed that the latter first reached out to her on Fb that very same 12 months. “She sent me a nice message that said, ‘I came across your show, congratulations, many blessings,’” she advised Cheat Sheet in 2019.

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Captain Sandy Yawn popped the query to her companion final weekend. (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

The smitten star additionally gushed over their “spiritual” connection. “It was like a spiritual connection in the beginning. She has a passion for inspiring through music and the youth. And broken people and so do I coming from the gospel industry,” she stated. “That’s what brought us together. And then, of course, the attraction and falling in love with a beautiful soul and knowing you want to be with someone forever. I’ve never felt that way before.”