Fan-favorite Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain entertained Below Deck fans for six seasons with her witty banter, intense attitude, hard work ethic, clever observations, on-camera chemistry with Captain Lee Rosbach, and her fights with crazy yacht chefs. But the Queen of the Sea reached the end of her rope after Below Deck season 7. She faced unwanted aggressive advances from Bosun Ashton Pienaar. Kate literally faced sand-kicking from Chef Kevin Dobson. She played along with incessant flirtations from Tanner Sterback. And Kate also got called, unironically, a “b****” by Brian de Saint Pern. However, Kate didn’t quit the show just because of the Bru Crew. The Below Deck queen chief stewardess had been alluding she was tiring of working in the industry as she got older. So, what happened to Kate Chastain, now age 39, after Below Deck season 7? Here’s everything fans need to know.
What Happened To Chief Stew Kate Chastain After Below Deck
First and foremost, Kate is pregnant in 2022. She announced the baby news to People on Dec. 13 and her due date for her first child is in May 2023.
“This is such a new and special experience, so I’m really being protective of what I share publicly, but with new episodes of Below Deck Galley Talk about to air on Bravo after Christmas and The Traitors premiering on Peacock on Jan. 12, 2023, there’s just no hiding my baby bump any longer!” Kate said to the celeb magazine.
She also shared a picture of her baby bump on her Instagram the same day she broke the news to People.
Kate didn’t disclose the father of the baby, which is leading some fans to speculate she had a sperm donor. She hasn’t had a public relationship recently and appears to be enjoying the single life. “I am absolutely thrilled to become a mother,” she told People. “It’s something I’ve always hoped for so this is truly a dream come true!”
So hoping Ben donated the sperm.
— Macbowers (@Macbowers4) December 13, 2022
Kate already filmed The Traitors, a competitive reality TV show where 20 contestants compete in challenges to make money while three contestants are traitors trying to sabotage missions. It’s a similar premise to Netflix’s reboot of The Mole. However, half the contestants are famous, half are not.
Kate worked in the yachting industry for six years prior to landing the job as chief stewardess on Below Deck in season 2. She replaced Adrienne Gang, who Kate said was terrible at her job. Kate watched the first season while working on a yacht, deciding then she, a longtime Bravo viewer, would take Adrienne’s job. In early 2020, Kate announced she was stepping back from starring in the Below Deck franchise to focus on other life pursuits and making herself financially independent.
Kate’s new adventures after Below Deck season 7 included moving to New York City from Florida to start a radio show titled Unapologetically Kate Chastain on SiriusXM. However, the pandemic hit and Kate wasn’t a fan of performing live radio from her home during lockdowns. She explained the ordeal to her good friend, Summer House star and comedian Hannah Berner’s podcast Berning In Hell. By the end of the year it appeared Kate already grew homesick and moved back to Florida, where she grew up as her dad and grandfather (first astronaut doctor) both worked for NASA. She lives with her Havanese dog Halo and her beautiful light blue Porsche.
My dad on the NASA solid rocket booster recovery SCUBA team.
— Kate Chastain (@Kate_Chastain) September 18, 2021
I have missed Florida thunderstorms SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/7x68i6BvW8
— Kate Chastain (@Kate_Chastain) April 11, 2021
Kate Remains Good Friends With Andy Cohen, Captain Lee, Ben Robinson & Other Below Deck Alum
Although the radio show gig didn’t work out, Kate still works for “His Majesty Andy Cohen” and Bravo by starring on Below Deck Galley Talk with former co-star Chef Ben Robinson. On the show, Kate gets to do her favorite and most talented part of the Below Deck job: clever commentary on the stupid misbehavior of yachties and charter guests. It also helps that Ben has an equally sharp tongue to riff with.
— Kate Chastain (@Kate_Chastain) February 10, 2022
Kate still appears from time to time on friend and reality TV mogul Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live. She makes appearances on various podcasts, too.
After Kate left serving charter guests on Below Deck, she said she would work to become financially independent. “I invest in a lot of Crypto,” Kate answered Below Deck Med star Malia White, on her podcast Total Ship Show, when asked what she currently does for work in 2021.
Kate’s Twitter, besides including funny social commentary, also displayed her passion for cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. She also invests in NFTs. Kate likely made well over $100,000 per season on Below Deck as one of its stars. She lives a rich, comfortable lifestyle to prove it, but she wants to maintain her lifestyle and provide a good life for her future child.
Kate is good friends with Andy Cohen, hanging out on a yacht with him and other Bravolebs in 2022. Kate’s dream of one day being the one served on a yacht finally come true.
Kate also became very good friends with Captain Lee over the years working on superyachts together. She speaks to Captain Lee once a week and sees him as a father figure in her life. She often visits the Stud of the Sea and his wife at their home in Fort Lauderdale.
Although Kate and Ben didn’t work out romantically, the two still get along well and remain close friends. They shot another season of Galley Talk together, coming sometime in the New Year.
Kate is also still close with Below Deck stew alum Josiah Carter and Courtney Skippon.
— Kate Chastain (@Kate_Chastain) February 11, 2022
Kate also continues to be a boss after Below Deck. She manages the not-for-profit upscale thrift store Genesis Boutique store based in Melbourne, Florida. She also founded her own production company, Remotely Possible Productions. Kate worked as an executive producer on the defunct show Bravo’s Chat Room, too. She also helped out her pal Andy Cohen during BravoCon 2022 last October, conducting interviews of various Bravolebs.