Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Alli Dore ‘Cried for an Hour’ After the Reunion
Reunion host Andy Cohen referred to the reunion as “gangbuster” during a previous episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and Dore’s recent remarks about the impacts back up Cohen’s description. “OK, put it this way, after we finished filming the reunion I was so emotionally jarred,” she told E! News. “I think I cried for like an hour after. It was the overwhelm of the whole season. That was my first time seeing Sydney [Zaruba] as well, and I felt quite emotional about that.”
Sydney Zaruba’s comments on ‘Below Deck Sailing’ were hurtful to Alli Dore
Like many reality television cast members, viewing the confessionals and footage they weren’t privy to in the moment can create hurt feelings. “The whole situation that was happening with Sydney and myself, I thought we were better friends than it seems like we were,” Dore remarked. “And I’ve definitely seen some things, some comments that have genuinely hurt my feelings.”
Dore ended her romance with first mate Gary King when she learned that King and Zaruba had sex after the first charter. Dore said she felt it would have been mean to pursue a romance with King and she didn’t want to hurt Zaruba.
But Zaruba seemed to relish the fact that the blossoming couple split and made snarky remarks in her confessionals. King, who was hurt that Dore rejected him, also privately told Colin Macrae he planned to hook up with Zaruba to spite Dore. “My feelings are hurt now, and I’m feeling it now,” Dore admitted. “That’s been the part that’s been the most disappointing for me.”
Alli Dore revealed that Syndey Zaruba had blocked her on social media
Dore revealed that Zaruba had blocked her on social media. “I’m still baffled as to why Sydney dislikes me to the point where she’s blocked me on Instagram,” Dore shared on the Spirituality and self-love in the modern world podcast. “It’s not like I speak to her ever. Or hassle her. But I know she has been copping so much negative feedback. It’s awful. I feel really, really bad for her. But obviously, my name is being associated with a lot of that trolling that she’s getting. So she’s decided to block me. I guess now she doesn’t see things people are tagging her in on my things. I don’t know why …”
Zaruba had apparently blocked Dore before the crew filmed the reunion because Dore suggested instead of blocking her, they talked out their issues at the reunion. “Instead of being blocked, I would have loved an apology,” she said. “That would have been really refreshing to see from her. But I didn’t get that. But there’s always the reunion! You never know what’s gonna happen!”
“I did actually really like Sydney,” Dore reflected. “I thought we had created a friendship. But then so many things happened. And that’s when she kind of got destroyed, I guess.”
Dore also concluded that she and Zaruba approach conflict from a different perspective. “So that’s just taking the love triangle away from all of it, I learned we actually function very differently,” she said. “I’m very direct. The way that I function is I feel like speaking my truth with someone is giving them the respect of knowing they can hear me. And they’re capable of hearing me without being offended.” Adding, “Sydney’s the opposite. She’s very passive-aggressive. And that is something I don’t click well with.”
More is still to come before the reunion. The Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 finale airs on Monday, June 14 at 9/8c on Bravo.