Kate Chastain and Captain Lee Rosbach’s partnership on Below Deck may be long over now, but their friendship is still as strong as ever, and Rosbach recently opened up about how great Chastain is as a friend.
Rosbach was speaking to Brandi Glanville on the former RHOBH star’s Brandi Glanville Unfiltered podcast when he addressed what Chastain did after his son’s untimely death in 2019. “Kate is my child,” he said. “She’s the original child.” Glanville said it was clear to viewers that the two “Below Deck” stars had a “very special bond,” and Rosbach shared:
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Captain Lee has spoken out on several occasions about his son’s death from an accidental drug overdose and he has been very vocal in battling drug and alcohol addiction. The beloved “Below Deck” star spoke to congressional lawmakers at a roundtable forum for the bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force in 2021, Today Health reported, and he shared what happened.
“I remember every second of that day like a horrific, devastating movie scene playing over and over in my head,” he shared. “But it’s not a movie, it’s my reality.” Rosbach said he found his son on the sofa and his dog nearby, and he said it’s an image he sees “every day I wake up.” , and it’s the last thing I imagine every night before I fall asleep.”
Rosbach expressed “very happy” for Chastain, who just announced that she is expecting her first child. The former “Below Deck” boss is set to arrive on May 8, 2023, and she said she’ll be raising her baby alone. “I couldn’t be happier for them,” Rosbach told People. “I have no doubt that she will be a great mother.”
He said motherhood is a “big challenge” but he’s confident she’ll be great at it. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so happy,” he added. While discussing her pregnancy on Watch What Happens Live, Chastain joked that Captain Lee could babysit her after he had to retire from Below Deck.
However, Rosbach joked to People, “I don’t make diapers. I’ll do a lot of things, but diapers aren’t one of them.” Still, he assured fans that he and his wife, Mary Anne, are there for Chastain, no matter what she needs.
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