'Below Deck Med' Chief Stew Aesha Scott is Engaged: "My Fairytale Ending"

The Bravo star has been with her boyfriend for four years.
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Sarah Hanlon
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated May 09, 2024

Below Deck Mediterranean chief stewardess Aesha Scott has set sail on her newest adventure: being a fiancée! The Bravo star announced her engagement to boyfriend Scott Dobson on Instagram on May 9, 2024. "I SAID YESSSSSSS!!! I SAID YES I SAID YES!! Of course it was a yes 🥰🥰," she wrote on social media. "I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world."

The proposal took place on a beach near Scott's hometown in New Zealand, which she told Us Weekly was "my dream place to get engaged." The couple's latest milestone comes after nearly four years of dating, much of which has been long-distance due to Scott's career in the yachting industry.

We break down everything to know about the dreamy proposal here, including details from Aesha Scott and Scott Dobson's love story.

  • Aesha Scott is engaged to Scott Dobson. The proposal took place in New Zealand in 2024.
  • Although they met in high school, Aesha Scott and her boyfriend didn't begin dating until 2020.
  • In March 2024, Aesha Scott and Scott Dobson put down roots in New Zealand after buying their first home together.

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Aesha Scott's Engagement Photos & Details

As you might be able to tell from the photos, Aesha Scott's engagement to Scott Dobson took her by complete surprise. He popped the question on New Zealand's coastline at sunset, not far from where Scott grew up. "I keep looking down at my finger and just squealing inside," she wrote on Instagram. "I'm one of those hopeless romantics who would watch rom coms as a little girl and dream of how I might get proposed to one day. Where would it happen, how would it feel…. And last week all of those daydreams came true in the most perfect moment where I got my very own proposal."

Fans watched Scott's love life play out on both Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Down Under, where she openly spoke about the challenges of dating as a yacht crew member. "During my 20's I thought meeting my one might not happen for me, I was too busy flitting around the world doing my own thing," she continued in the caption. "But I did find him, and in all the dreams of a happy ending I never thought I'd get someone quite as good as Scott."

Dobson worked with New Zealand-based jeweler Layla Kaisi to design his fiancée's custom engagement ring, which she calls "the most perfect, meaningful ring ever." The design features a round-cut center stone set within a halo of smaller diamonds that represent each member of her family. "I will cherish it forever, every time I look at my finger I think of all the thought that went into it."

She concluded the post with an emotional anecdote, saying, "I am the luckiest woman in the world that I get to have his love 💛 He is my fairytale ending."

Inside Aesha Scott and Scott Dobson's Love Story

Aesha Scott and Scott Dobson first met in high school, but their relationship didn't turn romantic until years later. They officially began dating in 2020, and Dobson has made a handful of appearances on Below Deck (including one episode in 2023, where he worked with Captain Jason Chambers to surprise Scott with an unexpected visit during the charter season).

In March 2024, the couple took the next step in their relationship by purchasing a home in New Zealand. "After five months of offers and hopes going up and then down, having been conditional three times, and still living out of suitcases on the floor we have finally gone unconditional on a place we both ADORE!!!!!!," she revealed on Instagram.

The previous summer, Scott opened up about her boyfriend in an interview with Bravo's Daily Dish, saying, "Scott and I are just better than ever, I absolutely love the s--t out of that man. He's so wonderful. He's definitely, you know, he's the person. We'll get married and have kids and all of that, for sure, eventually."

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