After moving around for her career, Below Deck star Kate Chastain has finally settled down.
Kate Chastain lives in a luxurious apartment in the West Village in New York City. It is unclear whether or not she holds property in other locations as well. Right now, it seems like her primary location is New York City.
Kate Revealed New Apartment On Instagram
Kate Chastain revealed the news of her new apartment on Instagram, where she posted a photo holding her beloved dog Halo. The image was posted on March 4, 2020, when New York City was in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but it is unclear when she moved there.
“Halo is in absolute SHOCK over all the space in our new, amazing, much larger apartment,” she captioned the post. “(But also the groomer cut his bangs off so that might just be what his eyes look like in real life.)”
She’s Always Been An Entrepreneur
Kate Chastain has always been a hard worker, as was evident on the show. She began her yachting career all the way back in 2007 when she was the third stewardess on her first yacht. Eventually, through hard work and determination, she made her way to the top of the staff.
Before starring on the Bravo show, she had worked on many different boats and yachts across the world, including in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central America, and New England. She earned a reputation for herself amongst crews, celebrities, royalty, and business tycoons.
She eventually joined the show “Below Deck” in season 2 and stayed on until season 6, making her one of the longest-running cast members in its history.
Kate Has Left Below Deck
While she was on the show for six seasons, Kate confirmed that she would no longer appear on Below Deck on February 17, 2020. At the time, she released a statement that reflected that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s statement about stepping away from the Royal Family: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land-based role. I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen.”
Andy Cohen is the mastermind behind Below Deck and many other popular reality television shows from Bravo.
She also revealed in an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she felt she was getting to be too old to serve on a crew.
While she was the chief stew on the ships, she knew it was time to change careers. “I just feel like I’m 37 and a half — and I don’t think a girl should be wearing a skort at 38,” she said.
Her New Jobs May Have Dictated Her Location
Kate Chastain announced that she will have her own radio show on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM channel. The show, titled Unapologetically Kate Chastain, is a limited-run series that launched in April. New York City is the ideal place for this type of work because the SiriusXM offices are located there and Andy Cohen lives and works out of NYC as well.
“I’m absolutely thrilled about this opportunity to join SiriusXM’s Radio Andy family!” Chastain said to People in a statement. “It is both an honor and a major check off on my ‘mental vision-board bucket-list’ to join the lineup.”
She Still Spends Time In Florida
One glance at Chastain’s social media shows that the reality star isn’t staying put. She showed off her “work from home” set up on Twitter, and it clearly isn’t the concrete jungle. You can see the Florida background in the post.
Part of the reason she still has some ties to Florida may be that she is also the owner of Genesis Boutique, a non-profit upscale resale store she opened in Melbourne, Florida in 2016. All of the proceeds from this organization profit Genesis House, an organization that helps to provide emergency funds and transitional housing to homeless women and children.
Who Knows What Is Next
Since moving to New York City, Kate has been somewhat quiet on social media. Most posts show her playing with her dogs and enjoying quarantine. She likely has a lot of opportunities in front of her, so it will be interesting to see where she shows up – it is clear she has stayed close with Andy Cohen, who always has something up his sleeves.