The start of Southern Charm Season 7 ushered in a new era for the popular Bravo series, as many of the stars are finally growing up. Longtime bachelor Shep Rose is embarking on a monogamous relationship for the first time on the show, while Craig Conover is actually fulfilling his pillow orders, and Kathryn Dennis is making nice with her ex / baby daddy Thomas Ravenel.
The new cast members for the seventh season are also echoing this newfound maturity.
On the Nov. 5 episode, viewers were formally introduced to Leva's husband, Lamar Bonaparte, and their adorable son, who they call Little.
Unsurprisingly, the tot stole the show, and he's also a frequent fixture on his mom's Instagram page.
Who is Leva Bonaparte's son? Being a wife, a mom, and a business owner are just a few of the things that the new reality star is a pro at.
Who is Leva Bonaparte's son?
Though Leva originally joined the series 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's already making a splash on Southern Charm with the other cast members.
In addition to owning and operating several top Charleston bars and eateries with her husband, Lamar Bonaparte, Leva is a proud mom to her two-year-old 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 episode of Southern Charm, and fans are hoping he'll be making more appearances on the show (as long as Leva gives him a cake pop first).
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 Season 7 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 Charm airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.