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Below Deck Mediterranean Star Kyle Viljoen Announces He’s Engaged To A Hot Doctor

Below Deck Mediterranean Star Kyle Viljoen Announces He’s Engaged

Kyle Viljoen and Dr. Zachary Riley
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Be still our hearts.

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Kyle Viljoen didn’t just steal the hearts of Below Deck MediterraneanBelow Deck Mediterranean fans this season, it seems he’s found his Mr. — actually, make that Dr. Right — and has announced that he’s engaged.

Viljoen shared the news on his Insta along with photos of the proposal, including one of him down on his knee asking his then-boyfriend, Dr. Zachary Riley, to marry him, followed by images of them hugging after the big moment. It was a beautiful moment only enhanced by its Table Mountain setting outside Cape Town, South Africa.

“11/08/2022 He said YES!” wrote Viljoen in the caption. “Zachary & I are officially engaged and to my universe I want to thank you for loving me unconditionally, desirably, and with full intent to be my forever and always.

“We have walked a rocky but loving road, you have made my heart full and I found home in not materialistic things but in my soul you have your place! Flying to South Africa on Table Mountain was the point I wanted to scream highest to say we have our place in this universe and surrounded by his and my family was a sacred energy that we could only have wished for and more.”

It’s exactly the kind of happy ending fans hoped would happen for the die-hard romantic, who shared his heartbreaking romantic past on the hit Bravo series, along with a short but sweet romance with a charter guest, Frank Fay, during the season.

Fans first learned of Viljoen’s and Riley’s romance when he opened up about it on an episode of Watch Watch Happens Live. “Right now, I am taken,” he revealed. “I am so happy. That is my loving boyfriend. He’s a really good man. He’s a doctor, he’s a physical therapist, he knows how to work the hands.”

Since then, the two have been adorable all over Viljoen’s social media with posts of them hitting up pumpkin patches and celebrating Riley’s birthday together.

When Viljoen shared the news, his co-stars were quick to show support in the comments.

“Congratulations!!” wrote Captain Sandy Yawn.

“Congratulations angel boys! So happy for you both,” added lead deckhand Courtney Veale.

“This makes my heart so full. I can’t wait to be your best man, lots of love,” added Viljoen’s chief stew, Natasha Webb.

There’s no word yet on when the two will be tying the knot, but we couldn’t be happier to see them sail away into the sunset together.

Are Frank and Kyle from Below Deck Med still dating?

Kyle Viljoen and Frank Fay have remained friends after meeting on charter. Viljoen is now engaged to Dr. Zachary who he says Fay helped him meet.

What is Kyle from Below Deck Med doing now?

Kyle Viljoen is living in New York City with his fiance Dr. Zachary Riley.

How old is Kyle Viljoen?

Kyle Viljoen is 30 years old.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.