Below Deck Med's Captain Sandy Yawn Is Engaged to Leah Shafer

The super-yacht captain, 58, met Leah, 49, in Los Angeles in 2018 after the gospel singer and skin aesthetician contacted her privately on Facebook months earlier.

Sandy told Cheat Sheet in 2019, “She sent me a nice message that said, ‘I came across your show, congratulations, many blessings.'”

The Bravo star said she researched Leah and believed she would be “perfect” to bring on her “I Believe” tour “because her music has a message.”

Leah told the outlet, “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. 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.”

This will mark the second marriage for Leah, who is mom to a teenage daughter, Lauren, from a previous marriage.