AceShowbiz - "Below Deck Mediterranean" star Malia White talked about the end of her relationship with her boyfriend of more than one year, Tom Checketts. The 31-year-old revealed in a new interview with Us Weekly that she found out about Tom's infidelity through a friend.
"Yeah, we were, you know, working on different boats," she told the news outlet. "It was in the pandemic [that] had just happened. So, it was impossible for us to see each other. It was right when the show is coming out, it's obviously a lot going on in our lives. And, yeah, he found someone else on his boats, and I didn't know for a couple of months."
Malia said that after she knew about his affair, "all hell broke loose" between the two of them. The Bravo personality also shared that she wasn't planning to be back in the dating game just yet. She even said that she and Tom aren't in speaking terms following the split.
"You learn; you live and you learn," she noted. "I think, in hindsight, I probably would not have loved for him to come on the show. I was never really dying to work with him on the show. I kind of wished we would've kept those two things separate. I think that would have helped our relationship a lot."
White announced her split from Tom in September 2020. In an Instagram post, she penned, "My personal life seems to be quite the topic at the moment. I am not on Twitter. I don't do a lot of Instagram Lives, so I thought I would send out a message in my own words." She continued, "Yes, Tom and I have split. The details surrounding all of it I am trying to keep a little private just out of respect to him and I. But yes, I am single."