Season 7 of Southern Charm ushered in a new era for the popular Bravo series — and for Leva Bonaparte, who was among the new cast members that season. She returned for Season 8 and now has her own spinoff called Southern Hospitality, which premiered on Nov. 28, 2022. The series follows Leva as she manages the restaurants she and her husband, Lamar, own in Charleston, S.C.
Although Lamar prefers to live his life away from the cameras, their son, Lamar Jr. previously appeared on Southern Charm. Is there a chance Bravo viewers could see Leva's son on Southern Hospitality? Keep reading to learn more about her only child.
Who is Leva Bonaparte's son?
Though Leva originally joined Southern Charm to be alongside her real life bestie, Cameran Eubanks Wimberly (who decided not to continue after Kathryn spread a rumor about Cameran's husband), she made a splash with the other cast members. In November 2022, her spinoff Southern Hospitality kicked off.
In addition to owning and operating several top Charleston bars and eateries with her husband, Lamar Bonaparte, Leva is a proud mom to her son, Lamar Jr., aka "Little."
He was born on Jan. 29, 2018, and she's chronicled his milestones on Instagram. She's also gushed about her love for her son. "Everything for you baby," she captioned over a black and white shot of her and her son sitting on their front stairs.
Lamar Jr. had a cameo on the Nov. 5, 2020, episode of Southern Charm, and fans are hoping he'll be making more appearances on her new show. However, it looks like viewers will have to tune in to find out whether Leva's son makes an appearance on Southern Hospitality. (We have our fingers crossed!)
Who is Leva Bonaparte's husband, Lamar? He's "super private."
The new Southern Charm star wed Lamar Bonaparte in 2013, and the two are partners in both life and business. They own several restaurants and bars on Charleson's famous King Street, including Bourbon N' Bubbles, 1st Place, Republic Garden & Lounge, and Mesu. The latter restaurant is also partly owned by Leva's co-star, Craig Conover.
The two met on Leva's 29th birthday, and they bonded over their strong work ethics.
Those who stalked Leva on Instagram before Southern Hospitality debuted may have noticed that the restaurateur rarely posts content with her husband. Many viewers were surprised, then, when Lamar also appeared on the show.
Leva explained to Decider that Lamar wanted to be on the show to support her, but that it's definitely not something he's overly comfortable with.
"My husband's a super private guy. He doesn't even like taking pictures. It definitely is far from his wheelhouse of comfort. But he's excited for me, and he knows that I was having a great time and that I enjoyed it. It was sort of a no-brainer for me: it was like the universe was handing it to me, and I was like, 'OK. Time to put your big girl pants on and do this thing,'" Leva shared. "So he's very supportive."
Longtime fans of Southern Charm have seen their fair share of slightly dysfunctional relationships over the years (read: Kathryn and Thomas, Austen and Madison, and Craig and Naomie), so it's quite refreshing to see the solid foundation that Leva and Lamar have.
Southern Hospitality airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.