Leva Bonaparte is one of the newest cast members to join Southern Charm for its seventh season. Find out more about Leva, her job, and her family.
Leva Bonaparte is one of the newest cast members to join the reality series Southern Charm for its seventh season. She joined alongside John Pringle for the season premiere on October 29.
Leva is of the Persian descent and was born in India, but spent most of her time travelling between Canada and Bolivia, according to BravoTV. Her family began travelling to the Deep South often after their business expanded into Charleston around 18 years ago. After running in the same social circle with the cast for years, Leva is ready to call out her cast mates in hopes to change their perspective of certain cultural aspects she celebrates.
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According to Stars Offline, Leva was born May 3rd, 1979, making her 41 years old. She was born in India to her parents, who have currently remained anonymous, but she and her family travelled a lot for the family business. When Leva was around 23 years old, the family moved to Charleston to expand their family business. Once Leva was settled in, she met her husband, Lamar, and the couple were married in April of 2013. The publication, Distractify, reports that Lamar is a Charleston native and attended South Carolina State University where he received a degree in Accounting. The couple have also began to expand their family as they share a 2 year old son Lamar, who was born in January of 2018. Not only do they share a son, but own several businesses together as well. The couple currently own two luxury restaurant and bars: Republic Garden & Lounge and Bourbon N’ Bubbles, which are both on the notable Charleston street, King Street. The pair also own Mesu, a Mexican and sushi fusion restaurant which they they own with fellow Southern Charm cast mate, Craig Conover. There next big business venture is opening up a sports bar called 1st Place Pub.
As for social media, Leva is very active on Instagram, where she shares at least one photo a day. Fans seem to enjoy her content, as she has gained over 17,800 followers since joining the platform. Her husband seems to be very private as he has not appeared on her Instagram feed. However, she has posted the cutest photos with the son that they share. Most of her Instagram feed features pictures of her son, family, friends, and some promotional images or videos for Southern Charm. Leva is an advocate for social justice as well, sharing her support of the BLM movement.
Leva is a fantastic addition to the cast, as she brings diversity and women empowerment, something many can benefit from having on their TV screens.
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Southern Charm airs Thursdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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