Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Below Deck star Kate Chastain is leaving the show after six seasons.
The 37-year-old television personality announced her departure from the Bravo series in an Instagram post Monday.
"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," Chastain wrote.
Below Deck's Courtney Skippon, Below Deck: Mediterranean star Colin Macy-O'Toole, and actress and comedian Heather McDonald were among those to voice their support for Chastain in the comments.
"I couldn't love you more. I COULDN'T," Skippon wrote.
"Congrats girl!" Macy-O'Toole said.
Chastain shared the news ahead of Part 2 of the Below Deck Season 7 reunion, which aired Monday. Chastain had reflected on the drama-filled season and her future plans during the finale.
"Personally, this has been a very challenging season for me," she said. "I think I'm ready for a new adventure."
Chastain joined Below Deck in Season 2. The series follows the personal and professional lives of the crew of a mega-yacht during charter season.
Below Deck co-stars Captain Lee Rosbach, Ashton Pienaar, Rhylee Gerber, Simone Mashile, Courtney Skippon, Kevin Dobson, Brian de Saint Pern, Tanner Sterback and Abbi Murphy.