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Below Deck's Tyler Walker Spills on His Dating Life & Ideal Partner

Below Deck's Tyler Walker Spills on His Dating Life & Ideal Partner

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Tyler Walker is one of the brave yachties to share his coming out story on Below Deck. Even in its tenth season, Walker is one of the first to be an openly gay star from the hit Bravo show.

With Fraser being the first gay Chief Stew on Below Deck, Tyler found the confidence to show the world who he truly is.

"I always saw it as something more personal between the people that I was connecting being Hayley and Fraser. This is who I am, so I might as well just let the rest of the world know that this is me," Walker tells PRIDE.

The yachting world isn't the most accepting of the LGBTQ+ family, so Walker coming out is a big moment for the fans to accept a gay member of the boating community.

"I look up to Fraser now. Getting to know him and seeing how confident he is in his position... it really just gave me a sense of self. It's a really daunting experience. I do come from a very religious background. It really does frighten you."

Since Walker comes from a Methodist upbringing, it took him a long time to come to terms with his sexuality. Now, he's waiving his rainbow flag and taking things day by day as he comes to term with who he is.

"I've never felt such a weight lifted off my shoulders. I've never felt happier with who I am, even though the conversation with my parents maybe didn't go as smoothly as I would have hoped. They will always love me and they did say that. If I get anything out of being on the show and I could help one person, that would be absolutely enough for me."

Fraser Olender Describes Coming Out to His Mom As "One of the Most Liberating Moments of My Life"youtu.be

Also, the star is single and ready to mingle as he's now a fresh member of the community.

"It's actually so funny! I'm not talking to anybody specific. I am currently single, but I've had a buzz next to me and it was a Tinder notification! I've got to get reading that to make sure it's not too important, you know?"

Plus, if anybody is hoping to take Walker on a date... here is the criteria they need to meet.

"I'm always had such a happy, bubbly person in my personal life. If you can make me laugh... [that's] number one. There's always something that's been attractive to me about somebody who's got a good singing voice. I love listening to music and somebody who can sing is amazing. If we can have a connection, then... perfect."

Catch the season finale ofBelow Deck tonight on Bravo. To see the full interview with Tyler Walker, check out the video below.

Below Deck's Tyler Walker Reveals If He's Single & Opens Up on His Relationship With Fraseryoutu.be

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Ricky Cornish

Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for equalpride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for equalpride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.