If you are well acquainted with Bravo TV’s reality series titled Below Deck, then you’d certainly know who Kate Chastain is. The blonde-haired actress joined the cast of the series in 2014 and has been portraying the role of Chief Stewardess to date. Amazingly, Kate’s yachting career began since 2007 and her appearance on the show has catapulted her into the limelight. Besides, she gained more public exposure when she boldly declared herself a bisexual. However, the actress has never identified herself as a lesbian despite being in a romantic relationship with another woman. According to the TV star, she is averse to labels and has no interest in being labeled a lesbian.
Kate Chastain’s Background and Early Life
Kate Chastain was born on the 2nd day of January 1983 in the Sacramento City of California. Her dad Michael Monastery was a former American rock star, and her mum’s name is Jerri Hastey. She possesses American nationality and is of white ethnic origin. Growing up, Kate was raised in Sacramento City along with her four siblings. Her parents separated when she was very young, which led her mother to enter into another marriage with Michael Hastey.
Kate developed an interest in acting from a very young age, and while in high school, she featured in several theatre displays organized by her school. She schooled at El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento. Due to her poor academic performances and skipping classes, Kate was unable to complete high school. But, does this affect her career anyway?
Tidbits About Her Career and Rise to Prominence
Soon after she left school, her unreserved passion for learning new things and embarking on adventures led her to pursue a career in yachting. Joining the yachting industry at the age of twenty-four in 2007, Kate became a third stewardess in her first yacht. She decided to pursue a career in yachting after she went to spend a year before continuing with her higher education. However, after having a blissful experience sailing through the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Central America, Kate Chastain decided not to return to college.
A few years later, the stewardess quickly rose through the ranks and was given the post of Chief Stewardess. Her new role helped her to master the art of organizing and entertaining people aboard the yacht. In 2014, she was approached by Bravo TV network and was offered a spot on their reality series Below Deck. The show tends to unleash the day-to-day activities of crew members who work aboard a mega-yacht.
The show was launched in July 2013 and has been airing on the Bravo cable network for over six years and counting. Joining the series in season two in 2014, Kate has been playing a recurring role as the Chief Stewardess to date. Other stars on the show include Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Amy Johnson, and Josiah Carter, among others.
Additionally, the amazing TV star has detailed her experiences from her many years of international adventures in a book, which she launched in 2016. The book is titled Lucky Charming and was rated the number one bestseller on Amazon soon after it was published.
Lovers of Below Deck were touched when in February 2020, Kate Chastain took to her Instagram page to announce that she was stepping back from her role as a senior member of the popular TV show and was going to work to earn financial independence. Now, she has left her studio apartment and moved to a bigger place with a living room. As she gets accustomed to living on land, the Below Deck’s unforgettably blunt chief stewardess is busy exploring New York City and updating us with snaps on social media.
Understanding Kate Chastain’s Sexual Orientation
There are so many celebrities whose sexual orientation has been a thing of public interest and Kate Chastain happens to be one of them. Interestingly, the TV star has been so vocal about her sexuality, revealing herself to be bisexual. Meanwhile, she has had relationships with both male and female partners. She has dated her Below Deck co-star, a lady named Rocio Hernandez. The pair met on the set of the reality TV show, and after a while, they started dating.
According to Chastain, Hernandez was her first same-sex lover, and they agreed to commence a dalliance after hanging out on several occasions. However, their relationship didn’t last long before it hit the rocks following allegations that the Below Deck star tried to strangle her partner during a fight that ensued between them in Florida. It was after a long while that Chastain owned up that their romance suffered because of their work on the show, as it put a lot of stress on them.
More so, they were further separated by the time spent apart, and consequently, the duo had to go their separate ways. The celeb actress has sworn that she won’t be caught dating another female as her relationship with Hernandez was well out of her comfort zone. Kate also had a brief relationship with another Below Deck co-star Ben Robinson.
Currently, Kate Chastain is still single and not yet married; she has been dating Josiah Carter since 2018. Josiah is among the stars of the reality series Below Deck, and he joined the series in the sixth season. The duo is having a blissful relationship and always shares their happy moments with their fans on Instagram. Did you know Kate Chastain isn’t the only bisexual female reality TV star? Some of your favorite celebrities, including Amber Heard, Amber Rose, and Angelina Jolie, have also identified themselves as bisexual.
Details of Her Net Worth and Annual Remuneration
The amazing actress has been successful since the inception of her career and has a huge amount of money through her appearance on Below Deck. Kate is currently living a lavish lifestyle and her net worth has been estimated to be around $300 thousand. She made her wealth from her acting career, as well as the sale of her book and other business endeavors.
Though there is no ready cumulative of the amount she earns annually, it is common knowledge that she is paid $75,000 yearly for her role in Below Deck. Though this is good, we are yet to factor in what she makes from her writing, and whatever she might be up to since retiring from the show.