close
close
“I really couldn’t wait”

“I really couldn’t wait”

“I’ve been thinking about marrying Leah for years,” Captain Yawn told E! News about the proposal



<p>Leah Rae Shafer/Instagram</p>
<p> Captain Sandy Yawn of "Under deck Med" got engaged to her girlfriend Leah Shafer over the weekend.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/YsVg_7XliFLySObUQKphOQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/ en/people_218/0e19a0f9cfece25abc5d79a3f278cfc7″/></p>
<p>Leah Rae Shafer/Instagram</p>
<p> Captain Sandy Yawn of "Under deck Med" got engaged to her girlfriend Leah Shafer over the weekend.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/YsVg_7XliFLySObUQKphOQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/ en/people_218/0e19a0f9cfece25abc5d79a3f278cfc7″ class=”caas-img”/><button class=

Leah Rae Shafer/Instagram

“Below Deck Med” Captain Sandy Yawn got engaged to her girlfriend Leah Shafer over the weekend.

Bravo’s Captain Sandy Yawn Under the Mediterranean deck popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafer — and she said yes!

“I’ve been thinking about marrying Leah for years,” Yawn said It is! News of the proposal, which took place last weekend. “I knew from the moment I met her, but the timing had to be right. I wanted to make sure we could do life together for real first.”

He yawned and revealed It is! News that Shafer, who is a Denver-based gospel singer and beautician, inspired the beach proposal, explaining, “Leah wanted the fairy tale, and to me, Leah represents elegance.”

“We planned a boat ride to a beautiful cove. We decorated it with flowers, with a path to a small table accompanied by three violinists where we could sit and have a little meeting,” she added of the proposed location.



<p>Captain Sandy Yawn/ Instagram</p>
<p> Captain Sandy Yawn popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafter, who said yes.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/D1jgGTyTz1O6vTqPMaQlBg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTk2MA–/ https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/c299e989a2e76cf19142f8ac9de27b16″/></p>
<p>Captain Sandy Yawn/ Instagram</p>
<p> Captain Sandy Yawn popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafter, who said yes.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/D1jgGTyTz1O6vTqPMaQlBg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTk2MA–/ https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/c299e989a2e76cf19142f8ac9de27b16″ class=”caas-img”/></p></div>
</div>
</div>
<div class=

Captain Sandy Yawn/ Instagram

Captain Sandy Yawn popped the question to her partner of five years, Leah Shafter, who said yes.

Related: ‘Below Deck’ Captain Sandy reveals friend Leah has breast cancer

The boat’s captain, 58, said she was so excited to propose to Shafer, 49, that she immediately popped the question upon arrival.

“I really couldn’t wait!” she told the press. “I shared the love vision list I had written and wished for, then got down on one knee. Then she said “yes!” “

Yawn said the moment was filled with joy and emotion, explaining of Shafer, “The look on her face was priceless and my heart just exploded! It was full of everything I could ever imagine. and I can’t explain it. There is an energy that I have not experienced in my life, as Leah says.

Yawn first revealed she was dating Shafer in May 2019 on X, formerly known as Twitter, sharing her interview with The Cheat Sheet and writing, “Love is love!” and “So happy”, in two separate tweets.

Related: ‘Below Deck’ star captain Sandy Yawn celebrates 34 years of sobriety: ‘I was broke’

Opening up about their “unexpected” romance, Yawn said the couple first met on Facebook in June 2018 after Shafer reached out and congratulated her on the Bravo reality series.

“He sent me a nice message saying, ‘I came across your show, congratulations, many blessings,’” Yawn told the outlet, adding that the inclusion of “many blessings” piqued his interest as a self-proclaimed spiritual person.

After exchanging messages on the social media platform, the two eventually met in person in Los Angeles, where Yawn was living at the time.

Shafer noted the immediate chemistry between the two. “It was definitely unexpected,” she admitted to The Cheat Sheet of their first face-to-face meeting in November 2018. “It just happened, when you meet another soul that you connect with on such a deep level, it’s inexplicable and so beautiful.”

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to keep up with everything PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.

Yawn moved from Los Angeles to Colorado to live with Shafer.

Yawn previously opened up in her book Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm about the importance of her romance with Shafer, writing, “I think God has a way of preparing you for ‘the one.’ He knew I wasn’t ready for her all those years ago and she wasn’t ready for me. so when that sweet little Facebook message popped up on my page, I was open.”

Before yawning, Shafer was married for 20 years to Ross Shafer, with whom she shares a teenage daughter, Lauren “Lolo” Rae, according to her personal website.

For more People news, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter!

Read the original article on People.