Below Deck’s Tumi Mhlongo Claps Back at Kyle Viljoen Over “Mean Girl” Claims, Seemingly Accuses Him of “Online Bullying” and Hints She’s Kept Her “Mouth Shut” about “What REALLY Happened”

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Below Deck's Tumi Mhlongo Claps Back at Kyle Viljoen Over “Mean Girl” Claims, Seemingly Accuses Him of “Online Bullying” and Hints She’s Kept Her “Mouth Shut” about “What REALLY Happened”

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Tumi Mhlongo clapped back after claiming Kyle Viljoen called her a “mean girl,” seemingly accused him of “online bullying,” and hinted she’s kept her “mouth shut” about “what REALLY happened.”

In the past season of Below Deck Mediterranean, Kyle seemingly caused drama between Tumi (his boss and chief stew) and Natalya Scudder, though Kyle would deny it. At one point, Tumi questioned if Kyle was gunning for her job, and she wondered if he was talking bad about her behind her back. But since the season wrapped, it appeared that Tumi and Kyle had settled their differences – until now.

“Kyle apparently says I’m a mean girl??” wrote Toni in a May 23 post on X. “Oh I have kept my mouth shut for so long!!!!! Took all the online bullying for months!!! You don’t want me to say the truth about what REALLY happened.”

One minute later, Tumi added, “And I won’t because karma always come around … I have time and will wait.”

In the comments of her first post, a fan expressed their assumption that Tumi and Kyle had “sorted it all out ages ago.”

“So did I,” responded Tumi.

A few minutes later, Tumi wrote another cryptic message: “One thing about me .. I will never start something, but I will finish it! And I will wait a loooooooong time!”

She then shared a meme of the main character in Alice in Wonderland as she’s “waiting.”

Following the past season’s drama with Natalya, Kyle shared an update on where they stood.

“It has been a year in the making but time heals most wounds however, we’re just glad to being back as friends again,” said Kyle at the time on Instagram. “We both realized we were going through the thick of it at the time the season started a year ago, especially within our personal lives but were so glad that we have each other to rely on, now more than ever.”

“We’re happy to be back together and hopeful that the positive, crazy and outrageously great times are ahead,” he added. “An early kick start to the new year with new memories! Thank you for being through it all with us and the caring messages. So much love to you! Nat & Kyle.”

Apparently, the reconciliation didn’t extend to Tumi – though Kyle has yet to respond to her recent claims.