‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Jenna MacGillivray Addresses the Claim That Madison Stalker Felt Bullied
MacGillivray and Stalker had a rough season. Stalker often felt as though MacGillivray shirked her duties as chief stew to pursue a relationship with chef Adam Glick. That meant Stalker was often left to pick up the slack. However, MacGillivray thought maybe their personalities didn’t mesh.
“It’s just [the crew] are not my primary focus,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet in early March. “And I do feel like as adults and in that kind of job, you really do have to like pull your own weight and do the job and get it done. And I know that I’ve been super hardcore and I can be. But the stews I have worked with before are now chief stews.”
MacGillivray says they address their relationship at the reunion
MacGillivray chatted with Amir Yassai and addressed Stalker’s assertion she felt bullied. “There’s a lot of things I got off my chest and that Madison got off her chest and you’ll see, I hope some different sides to things,” MacGillivray says.
She recalls road tripping with Glick after the season wrapped. “And I would cry about things in that nature,” she recalls. MacGillivray shared a story about someone she stood up for who was bullied when she was a teen.
“I would never ever in a million years want to hurt somebody,” she insists. “I will always stand up for someone if something like that happens [bullying]. So it really did upset me to think that Madison felt that way. And we’ve had conversations since and you’ll see in the reunion what transpires.”
Stalker took the behavior as bullying
Stalker was often seen rushing all over the boat to serve the guests. She was almost in constant motion throughout the entire season. When she would grumble about Glick and MacGillivray sleeping in the master cabin, Glick would verbally attack Stalker.
She shared a private moment she had with Glick during an Instagram Live with Amir Yassai. “At the end of the season, I remember I was washing a dish,” she recalls. “And was like, ‘thanks for bullying me the whole season,’ to Adam. And he’s like, ‘I get paid to bully you.’ And I left.”
Stalker added, “It’s hard for me to watch myself. It’s one thing to get bullied maliciously up until the end of high school, or through college. But to bully someone, actively …”
“I can take bullying,” she continued. “My reaction to bullying is don’t give them an inch. Act like everything’s fine. In fact, I’d go in to use the ‘bathroom’ and turn on the shower and I’d cry. Because you don’t want to show the bullies that they’re winning. Or to get a reaction out of you.”