Leva Bonaparte and Lamar Bonaparte
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'Southern Hospitality' Star Leva Bonaparte Is Business Partners With Her Husband

Shannon Raphael - Author
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Nov. 28 2022, Updated 4:00 p.m. ET

On the heels of Southern Charm Season 8 comes a new spinoff featuring Leva Bonaparte. It's called Southern Hospitality, and it kicked off on Bravo on Nov. 28, 2022. The reality TV series follows Leva as she manages a nightclub called Republic Garden & Lounge, which she owns with her husband. But who is her business partner and partner in life? Let's take a closer look.

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Who is Leva Bonaparte's husband?

Leva joined Southern Charm Season 7 as full-time cast member, but she had been friends with much of the cast for years. (She even made cameo appearances on the show before officially joining.) Although she returned for Season 8, Bravo fans soon learned that she was granted her own spinoff.

Because her husband doesn't play a major role in the series, folks are understandably curious to learn more about him.

Leba Bonapart smiling
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Lena has been married to Lamar Bonaparte since April of 2013. Lamar is a Charleston native, and he attended South Carolina State University. He received a degree in accounting from there.

Lamar has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years.

Leva Bonaparte and her husband Lamar
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Though Leva is very active on Instagram, don't expect to see too many photos of her husband. Lamar appears to be a very private person, though he does have a Facebook account.

The couple welcomed their first child together, a son also named Lamar, on Jan. 29, 2018. Unlike his dad, the adorable tot is a frequent fixture on Leva's Instagram feed.

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What is Leva Bonaparte's job?

Leva and Lamar clearly are both life and business partners. The two are involved in the Republic Development and Management Group and 26 Industries, which is a marketing and event management firm. They have renovated, updated, and transformed nightclubs and restaurants in the Charleston area. In addition, they operate several restaurants of their own.

In September 2019, they opened Mesu, a Mexican and sushi fusion restaurant. Leva and Lamar also own Republic Garden & Lounge, and Bourbon N' Bubbles. All of their establishments are on King Street, which is one of Charleston's most recognizable and famous streets.

In 2020, they also opened 1st Place Pub Premium Sports Pub, also located on King Street.

Southern Hospitality will mostly feature Leva managing Republic Garden & Lounge and its staff.

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What is Leva Bonaparte's ethnicity?

The Persian beauty was born in India, but she was raised in both Canada and Bolivia. Her family eventually moved to Charleston, S.C. for business purposes, and Leva ultimately stayed.

Catch Southern Hospitality Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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