‘Below Deck’: Elizabeth Frankini Blasts Eddie Lucas’ Comment That She Flirted With Everyone – ‘You Wish’
Eddie Lucas and Francesca Rubi were Andy Cohen’s guests after the Below Deck Season 8 finale and had some shade for Frankini. “Why was this reunion filmed two weeks ago?” Frankini wondered on her Instagram story. “Because if I had seen this Watch What Happens Live, I think I would have had a lot more to say.”
At one point in the show, Lucas said Frankini was generally very flirty with everyone on the boat. “Eddie, you smugly saying that I flirted with everyone if I know what you mean?” she asked. Then she shook her head, “You wish.”
Elizabeth Frankini was surprised with Captain Lee’s reactions
Frankini told Showbiz Cheat Sheet she never got the feeling that Captain Lee Rosbach felt the way he did until she saw his confessionals and read his blogs. “On the show, I thought we never had a problem” she said. “He always saw me running around. I thought we had a great relationship. I wouldn’t think he’d do that either and I thought he had my back.”
“As a captain, I thought he recognized my dedication and my abilities as a stewardess,” she added. “So it was shocking.”
She was also disappointed when Rosbach told a fan on Twitter that he wouldn’t consider working with her again. As with the recent remarks on WWHL, he tweeted his response after the reunion.
Elizabeth Frankini doesn’t want to work with Captain Lee either
Frankini reacted to Rosbach’s weekend tweet, sharing that she is fine not working with Rosbach again either. “I just want to say that Captain Lee, he’s miserable and judgmental,” she said. “And after living through this experience like I wouldn’t want to work with him again either. He’s completely checked out, which is understandable.” Rosbach returned to filming only months after his son died of an accidental drug overdose.
She said Rosbach had no idea what was really going on behind the scenes. “He allowed Francesca to be a terrible chief stew,” she said. “Basically unchecked the entire season and then relies on watching the edited show to form his final opinion.”
“Because he wasn’t involved enough to actually know what was going on in his own boat,” she added. “And behind the scenes, I was being bullied and treated way worse than I think the camera showed.”
Frankini posted a message on Instagram as she walked off the boat. “And that’s a wrap on this production for me! So thankful for this experience and the many lessons learned, and friendships made. It’s scary putting yourself out there for the world to see, failures and all, but it’s also so incredibly freeing to fully realize that even the low moments in life can directly lead to some of the highest. I am so incredibly blessed and happy in my life and career today, and for that reason I have no regrets.”