Malia White and Tom Checketts
When Malia returned to Below Deck Med on season 5, she had a new title and new boyfriend. Malia was the first female bosun in the show’s history, while her beau, Tom, replaced chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran as the chef on board.
The pair dated for more than a year before Malia announced their split in September 2020.
The bosun later opened up to Us about how she found out that the chef was allegedly cheating on her.
“Yeah, we were, you know, working on different boats,” she exclusively told Us in July 2021. “It was in the pandemic [that] had just happened. So, it was impossible for us to see each other. It was right when the show is coming out, it’s obviously a lot going on in our lives. And, yeah, he found someone else on his boats, and I didn’t know for a couple of months.”
Malia discussed how she learned about the news “through a friend” and that later “all hell broke loose” between them. (Us Weekly reached out to Tom for comment.)
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