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Kate Chastain Gives an Update on the Situation with Her Ex-Girlfriend

The #BelowDeck chief stew addresses her reported legal issues.

Kate Chastain started this new season of Below Deck with a new love, her girlfriend Ro Hernandez, who The Daily Dish confirmed she had begun seeing in January. However, Kate and her new lady love made waves in the press this summer when it was reported that the yachtie had been arrested after things allegedly got physical between the two. 

Kate addressed the drama on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night. “As much as I would love to speak about this, and I’ve wanted to for a while, I’ve been advised not to because it’s still pending," she told a caller. "But I’ll just say that I have dangerously bad taste in romantic partners, but luckily, I have impeccable taste in attorneys.” 

The yachtie reiterated this when The Daily Dish caught up with her on Wednesday. "I would certainly love to give so much information about my legal issues, but unfortunately, I can't at this time," she said. "But I'm looking forward, very much so, to having my day in court." 

Kate said that she and Ro are no longer dating and that she is currently single. "I'm not dating anyone," she confirmed to The Daily Dish. "I'm kind of just taking some time to realign my judgment."


When Kate does decide to date again, she said she's not looking for anything specific in her next partner. "You know, I don't really have a type. I've dated a billionaire, a pro surfer, a lacrosse player, a female soccer player, a guy who had a medicinal marijuana mansion in California with a ponytail. I have no type," she explained. "But I think at this point, the only common denominator has been a level of crazy, so maybe I want an engineer named Doug."

Kate doesn't have any plans to settle down with anyone anytime soon but said she is looking forward to feeling more settled in life overall. "I try not to strive for anything I have no control over," she said. "I'm just really enjoying spending more time on land than I used to, have a car, an apartment, a dog. The most exciting thing for me is decorating an apartment. Travel is just like, ugh, I've been doing that. Now I'm like, throw pillows and potted plants." 

But it looks like this season of Below Deck will be as chaotic as ever. See what high-seas shenanigans are on the way for the crew, below.

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