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Everything You Need to Know about Captain Sandy Yawn’s Girlfriend

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer
Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer Credit: Captain Sandy Yawn/Instagram

Captain Sandy Yawn is one of the most respected and well-known sailors in the industry. She has almost three years of Yachting experience. From a very young age, she wanted to do this. Even when she realized that yachting is a male-dominated field, she did not give up. She has since been working hard to be one of the best in her field. 

Sandy Yawn Joined The Below Deck franchise in 2013 and has since been a part of it. In the show, she led her team through the Mediterranean. Her passion for yachting and her dedication and skills made her a favorite among the fans of the show. She is one of the highlights of the show. 

What is Sandy Yawn’s Sexuality?

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer Credit: Captain Sandy Yawn/Instagram

When it comes to expressing her sexuality, Captain Sandy doesn’t shy away. She is very open and vocal about it; she doesn’t like to label herself, and neither would she like to restrict her scope. She has continuously said that she likes both men and women. Even during her time in the franchise, she doesn’t fail to mention her sexuality. 

Her issue was not with her sexuality, and it was her profession that made it impossible for her to date. She has mentioned that being in this industry, it was hard to find love as she will be spending the majority of her time in the sea, in the middle of nowhere.

Who is Sandy Yawn’s girlfriend?

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer Credit: Leah Shafer/Instagram

The love story of this Below Deck alumnus is nothing short of a movie romance. Her partner is Leah Shafer. She is a singer.  Her albums include Her Other Life, A Woman On Fire, and You’re My Everything. 

Leah was a fan of hers and hence slid into her Facebook account. That was how they first met. We have, several times, messaged our celeb crush through social media; if they reply, how cool will that be! 

That is what happened here. According to Captain Sandy, Leah messaged her on Instagram, saying she was a fan of the show. She expressed how much she liked the show and expressed her love for the show and wished her all the best for the future. It was this sweet message from Leah that started it all. 

When Sandy realized Leah was a singer, not just a singer but a gospel singer, she decided to give it a go. For her, god is an important part of her life, and hence she wanted to continue her conversation with Leah.

It was also the time when she was preparing to go on the ‘I believe’ tour. It was a motivational tour that was meant to inspire people’s lives. Sandy felt Leah would be a perfect addition to her crew since she is a gospel singer; she can inspire and touch people’s lives.

Captain Sandy Yawn and Girlfriend Leah Shafer

Captain Sandy Yawn and her Girlfriend Leah Shafer

When the couple met after their primary interaction through Facebook, they felt a connection. It was like they fell in love the moment they met each other for the first time. They had a special connection, and they described this connection as spiritual. To be precise, they described these special feelings they had for each other as a “spiritual connection.” It was their love for God that connected them. 

Many religious institutions stopped supporting Leah because of her same-sex love. That doesn’t hold her back. She is not afraid of anybody looking down on her because of her sexuality. She found her true love in Sandy, and she knows that God is love as well. God doesn’t discriminate over love because God himself is love. 

Prior to her relationship with  Captain Sandy, Leah was married to a  motivational speaker Ross Shafer. They had a long marriage of  20 years. They have an adopted daughter, Lauren Rae. She is 15 years old. 

She later got a divorce to be with Sandy. They live in Denver. Since then, their relationship has been going strong. They love music and God. They also connect each of those two elements to make their bond strong. They have even planned to have a collaboration music album in the future; we just have to wait and see. 

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