Below Deck Hall of Famer and alumna Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain shot down rumors her newborn baby son’s father is co-star Chef Ben Robinson on Monday. Chastain announced to the world she gave birth to a newborn son, Sullivan Cay, on May 5, 2023. Since the queen Below Deck chief stew announced she was several months pregnant back in the middle of December 2022, fans speculated Robinson was the baby’s daddy. Kate and Ben, now Galley Talk co-stars after hanging up their epaulettes on Below Deck, even fueled the rumors with some of their on-screen banter while commentating on the latest season of Bravo’s hit yachting show.
Once Chastain posted her first picture of her son to Instagram fans again started believing it was Ben because they could apparently see a resemblance.
So, @BenRobinsonChef has “good dad energy”, huh? ?Is that important for upcoming events??? ? LOVE y’all on #GalleyTalk!!! pic.twitter.com/8ySykVy0A6
— Cathy Benford (@big_benford) February 5, 2023
Well, after giving birth to her newborn, Kate’s finally putting the rumors to bed. “For the record, the only thing this handsome guy has in common with any chef is the tendency to get emotional around meal times.”
For the record, the only thing this handsome guy has in common with any chef is the tendency to get emotional around meal times pic.twitter.com/NtLXpJizLF
— Kate Chastain (@Kate_Chastain) May 8, 2023
Below Deck fans will have to wait and see if Chastain eventually spills the tea on who the dad is. Some are speculating she used a sperm donor as she hasn’t been in a public relationship for some time. Fans may recall Kate’s previous long-term relationship with a same-sex partner ended up with her arrested for assault (the charges were ultimately dropped).
Former Below Deck Co-Stars Congratulate Kate On Her Newborn Baby Boy
Captain Lee Rosbach, who will be replaced by Captain Kerrry Titheradge on Below Deck season 11, was happy for his longtime onscreen colleague and good friend. “Congratulations Kate, wishing you both all the best.”
“Tell him to FaceTime me,” Chastain’s Below Deck season 7 co-star and friend Courtney Skippon.
“I cannot wait to take him fishing!!” said Below Deck season 3 deckhand Connie Arias.
Lots of other Below Deck alumni also congratulated Chastain. However, her son Sullivan Cay’s coincidental lookalike Chef Robinson hasn’t yet publicly wished Kate congratulations.