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Below Deck’s Kate Chastain on Inspiring Costar Kyle Dixon to Reveal His Relationship with a Transgender Woman

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Living authentically hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Below Deck‘s chief stewardess Kate Chastain, but she’s happy to report that her decision to be open about her personal life has buoyed at least one member of her crew.

Sitting down with PEOPLE Now, Chastain spoke about how her own candor about her relationship with now-ex-girlfriend Rocio Hernandez inspired Valor deckhand Kyle Dixon to come out as bisexual and reveal that his girlfriend is transgender.

“I’m so glad that something good could come out of that past relationship of mine,” she told PEOPLE Now, referencing ongoing legal issues following an allegedly violet altercation with Hernandez, who appeared on the show this season. “I’m glad that something good could come out of that process.”

 

 

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Chastain revealed she has met Dixon’s “beautiful” girlfriend but played coy about whether she’ll appear on the show: “I can’t say.”

She also had to remain mum about her court battle, telling PEOPLE Now recently: “I’m legally advised not to [speak about it] — but I’m really looking forward to the day that I can. We’re taking it to trial [in 2017] because we’re very certain in my side.”

Below Deck airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo