“Below Deck” Alumni Kate Chastain Is Pregnant with Her First Child!

“When it comes to my own life, I am passionately autonomous. Personally, I don’t appreciate it when other people’s viewpoints contradict mine and they attempt to persuade me to change “— Kate Chastain, on her decision to have a child alone.

Kate Chastain has spoken publicly for the first time about her decision to become a single mother. After telling Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens to Live that she plans to raise her child “solo,” the Below Deck alumna, now 40, came by Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast on Thursday and chatted about her pregnancy.

Exclusively, People announced Chastain’s pregnancy in December. On May 8, 2023, she’ll be joining us. Asked “I believe, from people seeing me on Below Deck and Traitors — I’m fiercely independent,” the Below Deck Galley Talk star remarked on the podcast when asked what excites her about parenting a child on her own.

When other people try to persuade me to change my mind about anything when they know I have my own strong feelings about it, I become incredibly annoyed. As a result, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the freedom to carry out my plan precisely as I see fit.”

She continued by discussing some of the “Overrated” advice she’s gotten as she gets ready to have her first kid.

The celebrity said, “Just enjoy it, blah, blah, blah.” “I’m having fun, by the way, yes actually. Because being pregnant is accompanied by 20 inquiries and 30 bits of advice, I’ve been avoiding as much socializing as I used to. We’re simply going to try to get through this as best we can.”

She also recounted the “wonderful” day she and Mercedes “MJ” Javid of Shahs of Sunset went out for margaritas while Mercedes “MJ” Javid brought her kid along. Chastain elaborated, “She had her friends drive us, the baby was peaceful, and she was low-stress.”

Former ‘Below Deck’ Star Kate Chastain Dishes on Motherhood and Pregnancy in Brutally Honest Quotes

Former 'Below Deck' Star Kate Chastain Dishes on Motherhood and Pregnancy in Brutally Honest Quotes

The Below Deck star, now 40 years old, spoke up about what “Excites” her about being a single parent in an interview on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast, which was published on Thursday, January 26.

“I believe, from people watching me on Below Deck and Traitors — I’m fiercely independent,” the reality star said. I don’t like it when other people’s viewpoints conflict with mine and they try to persuade me to change mine. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I’ll be able to carry this through in my own unique fashion.

The pregnant Floridian also discussed the “Overrated” advice she has gotten since making the news public. She said nothing but “enjoy it” and other platitudes. Yes, I’m having fun with it, OK? Yes, actually.

Because being pregnant is accompanied by 20 inquiries and 30 pieces of advice, I’ve been avoiding as much social interaction as I used to. We’re simply going to try to get through this as best we can.

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Prior to announcing her pregnancy, Kate Chastain ceased talking about her exes.

Kate revealed at BravoCon that she was a single woman, although she did not name the father of her child. this was in October 2022. Former Below Deck co-chef Ben Robinson was the last known public partner she had.

Her public relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Ro Hernandez, lasted for many years. Fans of Below Deck will remember that just before Kate departed the show in 2016, she was arrested on accusations of abuse by strangulation and domestic violence toward Ro.

Kate’s pregnancy was announced on December 13, 2022, which was a Tuesday. The reality actress, who is 39 years old, recently revealed to People that her due date is May 8, 2023. At this point, she should be approximately three or four months along.

Kate had planned to keep her pregnancy a secret, but she felt pressured to announce it once she started showing. Kate said, “This is such a new and special experience, so I’m really being protective of what I share publicly,” adding, “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!”

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Former 'Below Deck' Star Kate Chastain Dishes on Motherhood and Pregnancy in Brutally Honest Quotes

Chastain claims that her famous friends like Brandi Glanville have given her invaluable advice regarding parenthood.

The ex-chief stew stated of the 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who has two boys with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, “[Brandi] already has given me parenting advise and it is fantastic advice, passionate.” “I’m very grateful to have Brandi as my parenting guide.

Chastain said earlier this month that she and Glanville had discussed collaborating on a television program before the actress learned she was pregnant.

“I would be lying if I claimed some [NBCUniversal] execs didn’t already toss it out across the table,” she told Page Six regarding the idea of a spinoff series. You may say, “It was happening, but then I became pregnant.”