Kate Chastain is a former yacht stewardess, reality TV star, author, producer, and podcaster. She rose to fame as the chief stew on Bravo’s hit show Below Deck, where she worked alongside Captain Lee Rosbach for six seasons. She is also known for hosting and executive producing Bravo’s Chat Room, starring on Below Deck Galley Talk and The Traitors, and writing a book called Lucky Charming.
Kate Chastain Early Life and Career
Kate Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, on January 2, 1983. She grew up in a small town called Melbourne Beach in Florida, where her parents owned a sailing school. She attended El Camino Fundamental High School and graduated in 2001. She then studied at the University of Central Florida for two years before dropping out to pursue a career in yachting.
Kate started working as a yacht stewardess in 2007 when she was 24. She traveled worldwide and worked on various yachts, ranging from 90 to 180 feet. She gained experience and skills in hospitality, service, management, and leadership. She also met many celebrities and wealthy clients during her yachting career.
Below Deck and Other TV Shows
In 2014, Kate joined the cast of Below Deck, a reality TV show that follows the lives of a crew working on a superyacht in the Caribbean Sea. Kate was hired as the chief steward, the head of the interior department, and the second-in-command after the captain. She quickly became a fan favorite for her witty remarks, professional attitude, and stylish tablescapes. She also had some memorable moments with her fellow crew members, such as her feud with chef Leon Walker, her friendship with stewardess Josiah Carter, and her romance with bosun Ashton Pienaar.
Kate worked on Below Deck for six seasons, from season 2 to season 7. After filming her last season in Thailand, she decided to retire from yachting and leave the show in February 2020. She said she wanted to pursue other opportunities and enjoy a more stable lifestyle on land.
After leaving Below Deck, Kate remained active in the TV industry. She hosted and executive produced Bravo’s Chat Room, a talk show featuring female personalities from various Bravo shows discussing various topics. She also appeared on Below Deck Galley Talk, a spin-off show that features former Below Deck cast members commenting on the current season. Additionally, she participated in The Traitors, a reality competition show that streams on Peacock, where she competed with other celebrities in various challenges.
Kate Chastain Book and Podcast
Besides being a TV star, Kate is an author and a podcaster. She wrote a book called Lucky Charming, which was published in 2016. The book is a memoir that chronicles her adventures and experiences in the yachting industry. It also offers tips and advice on succeeding as a yacht stewardess and dealing with difficult situations and people.
Kate also hosts a podcast called Unapologetically Kate Chastain, which she launched in 2020. The podcast features Kate’s opinions and insights on various topics, such as pop culture, fashion, beauty, travel, and more. She also invites guests from different backgrounds and fields to join her in the conversation.
Kate Chastain Personal Life
Kate Chastain is currently single and living in New York City. She has a baby boy named Sullivan Cay, born in May 2023. She announced her pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in December 2022, saying that she was thrilled to become a mother and that it was something she had always hoped for.
Kate has not revealed the identity of her baby’s father or whether she is co-parenting with him. She said she was happy to do it alone or with some help.
Kate is also an animal lover and has two dogs, Halo and Nacho. She frequently uploads images of them to her Instagram page.
Kate Chastain has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand as of 2023. She earned most of her money from her yachting career and TV appearances. She also makes money from her book sales and podcast sponsorships.
Age and Height
As of 2023, Kate Chastain is 40 years old. Her birthday is on January 2.
Kate Chastain is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.