“Below Deck Mediterranean” Star Kyle Viljoen Announces His Engagement With Zachary K. Riley

Kyle Viljoen

Kyle Viljoen, star of Below Deck Mediterranean season 7, just revealed his engagement to his boyfriend Zachary K. Riley on Instagram. Kyle proposed to the couple on November 8, 2022, when they were visiting Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, in the company of friends and family.

His post stated:

“Zachary and I are officially engaged, and I want to thank my universe for loving me completely, desirably, and fully intending to be my forever and always.”

Zachary also pinned the Instagram photo to his profile. Natasha Webb, Kyle’s best friend, and numerous Below Deck Mediterranean performers, including Storm Smith, Dave White, and Courtney Veale, complimented him in the comments.

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Zachary K. Riley is involved in a number of volunteer initiatives.

Kyle Viljoen is a boat chef and reality TV celebrity, while Zachary K. Riley is a physical therapist. According to his LinkedIn page, Zachary worked as a physical therapist intern from 2018 to 2020. He subsequently accepted a full-time position with SPEAR Physical Therapy, LLC, where he will remain until February 2021. He presently works at NYU Langone Health.

The native New Yorker received his bachelor’s degree in science from the State University of New York College at Oswego before attending Stony Brook University to pursue a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy. He also participates in a number of voluntary programs.

Kyle Viljoen

According to Zachary’s LinkedIn bio:

“With a long history of interest in the rehabilitation sector, I’ve been observing at the clinic since 2013.” In 2020, I got my Doctorate of Physical Therapist from Stony Brook University, where I gained knowledge and experience as a physical therapy intern in a variety of settings ranging from acute care to outpatient specialities including pelvic floor, cancer, and orthopedics.”

It goes on to say:

“Through these internships, I was able to polish my abilities in clinical reasoning and developing unique plans of treatment for each patient.” My abilities extend beyond my clinical expertise and education in the sector. As president of my class, I gained self-awareness of what it takes to be a leader and effectively operate as part of a team with a diverse range of personalities.”

Kyle Viljoen in Season 7 of Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Mediterranean fans have a love-hate connection with Kyle Viljoen. They despise him because of his association with Natasha Webb, but they admire him because of his lovable personality. Kyle nearly discovered his soul partner in one of Season 7’s episodes.

A charter visitor wooed Kyle called Frank Fay in episode 8. The guy was on the point of violating guidelines that may have resulted in his dismissal. Fans were heartbroken by Frank and Kyle’s departure since their love looked real at the time. However, the plot was abandoned when they said their goodbyes.

Kyle Viljoen

Meanwhile, the last episode of Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 will be broadcast next week, with Kyle returning to the boat. In the previous episode, he departed after injuring his ankle. Natasha requested a new stew in his place since he was unable to work, however, Captain Sandy Yawn maintained at the time that Kyle was not sacked. As a result, he was shown reuniting with his team in a teaser of the future episode. Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 premieres on Bravo on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.