Below Deck fans have surely heard the news a-boat Kate Chastain, but for those who haven’t: She’s pregnant!
The Talk below Deck Galley cast member took to Instagram on December 13 to announce that she’s expecting her first child, and later that same day, she made a surprise appearance on Andy Cohen Live: Watch What Happens To learn more, click here
Kate’s Instagram post was a baby bump selfie — featuring an adorable navy-and-white floral-printed dress — captioned, “I’m already planning so many birthday theme parties for you.”
The Due Date
Kate said so WWHLHer little one is due to arrive in May.
The Sex of the Baby
The WWHL After Show, Kate revealed that she already knows if she’s having a boy or a girl, but she’s “saving that” information for now.
Similarly, Kate has already picked out her baby’s name! And as she told Andy, it has significance within her family.
The Parenting Program
Kate hasn’t publicly discussed who her baby’s father is — and at BravoCon 2022, she stated that she was single — but she did provide some insight into her parenting plans on WWHL. “I’m doing it solo and perhaps with some help,” Kate said. “But I’m happy to do it alone.”
The Bravoverse’s Reaction
Soon after Kate posted the news on Instagram, congratulations messages began to pour in. Many of them were from Kate. Below Deck Families, inclusive Mediterranean’s Colin Macy-O’Toole and Kasey Cohen, and Sailing Yacht’s Captain Glenn Shephard and Alli Dore. The latter wrote, “Oh my god I’m so happy for you!!! You’ll be an amazing mum.”
Admiration for his former chief stew was also an important part of Captain Lee Rosbach’s speech. “I have no doubt she’s going to be a great mom,” he told People, adding that he “couldn’t be more elated” for Kate. “She’s taken on a big challenge, but she’s more than up to it,” Lee said. “And I don’t think I’ve ever seen her this happy.”
Many other Bravolebrities also congratulated Kate The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Dorit Kemsley and Sutton Stracke, The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby, Shahs of Sunset’s Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Reza Farahan, Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy, and more.
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On WWHL, Kate revealed that having a baby is something she’s always wanted — and thankfully, her role as a yachtie is sure to come in handy. “I think being a chief stew really trained me for it,” Kate said, prompting Andy to reply, ”I do too.”
That’s not to say she’s entirely prepared, though. “Honestly, I like sleeping in and I’m also kind of lazy and selfish, so I feel like that’s gonna be an adjustment,” Kate joked to E! News. “But I just figure if I love this child as much as I love my dog, everything will be fine, and people are assuring me that I will.”
Who are they? The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 2 cast member Brandi Glanville, who Kate said she hopes will “co-parent the baby” with her.
She’s also heeding the advice of MJ, who is the mom of a 3-year-old son, Shams. As Kate told E! News You can find the Shahs cast member, “The first time I met her, she had just had her little baby and she came and picked me up at my hotel. We went to dinner together, she took her baby along, and we sat down at the restaurant with a margarita, chips, and salsa. I think, ‘Really? Are you afraid to be a mom, or are you? No, MJ made it look so cool and easy.’ So I’m excited.”
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