Below Deck: João Franco is engaged to Michelle Dicu

Below Deck star, João Franco popped the question while on vacation in Zimbabwe visiting friends and family with his now fiance, Michelle Dicu.

João Franco has been making good use of his time away from the Below Deck crewJust a few days ago, Bravo reported that João had decided to give up drinking after spending time with his family.  João posted on his Instagram that he had not seen his dad for four years and the feeling he was left with was a hangover.

But then just yesterday, João posted a photo of himself and his now fiance,  Michelle Dicu, at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.  The second photo of the set shows the ring.  He commented on the post, ” I’ve never felt a happiness so true and I fall in love with her over and over again, every day.”

Michelle and João have been dating since sometime in 2018 after Michelle was the dental hygenist who whitened his teeth in New York, according to Bravo.  After things didn’t end well with Brooke Laughton, Michelle reached out when she was headed down to Fort Lauderdale – where João was stationed at the time.

After things didn’t end well with Brooke Laughton, Michelle reached out when she was headed down to Fort Lauderdale – where João was stationed at the time.  So we have João’s bright teeth to thank for his new love!

It appears the pair is currently long-distance, but João told Bravo they were looking at homes in Portugal.  No word on João’s involvement in the next season of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean, but perhaps we’ll get to know Michelle more in an upcoming season.

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It does appear João has been doing some growing up lately and taking responsibility for some of his past actions.  We love it when a reality star grows up!  Congrats to the happy couple!

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