Garcelle Beauvais is the new star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The actress has made headlines as she is the first full-time African American cast member in the franchise. First–year Housewives always have a steep learning curve as they settle themselves into the group dynamics. For Beauvais it was hard to connect with her co-stars Kyle Richards and Sutton Stracke.
Beauvais was confirmed as an official RHOBH star back in August 2019, ahead of the season 10 start of filming. The new Bravolebrity would come in after Lisa Vanderpump left a spot open following season 9.
“I am excited and proud to be joining the cast of such a wildly popular and beloved show like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” she told The Daily Dish in a statement. “As a working actor who has been in the industry for some time, it’s exhilarating to have the opportunity to delve into a new chapter in the entertainment spectrum.”
“As the first African American Housewife in the Beverly Hills franchise, I am honored and humbled by this awesome opportunity to exemplify the fact that Black Girl Magic lives and thrives in every zip code!” she added. “Already being intimately familiar with the spotlight of Hollywood, my journey of successes and trials has already been chronicled and shared with my many loyal supporters around the world. The continual encouragement, support and yes, even at times, criticism, have helped make me the dynamic woman I am today.”
Ahead of the season 10 premiere, Beauvais has done the press around and an interest revelation was made. In an interview with E! News, she said that she was not able to connect with Richards and Stracke.
“I didn’t connect with Sutton right away,” Beauvais said of Stracke. “And I think she took offense to…I said to her, ‘We don’t all have to be friends, you know, best friends.’ And my thing was that in real life, you’re not best friends with everybody, you know? So I wanted to get to know her.”
‘RHOBH’ Season 10 taglines
One of the aspects that fans love about the Housewives franchises are the taglines they each say in the opening sequence. Ahead of the premiere, Bravo released the intro with each of the stars’ slogans.
Lisa Rinna follows up calling out her dancing routines saying, “The secret to life? Dance like everyone is watching.”
Erika Jayne references her Broadway stint on the Chicago musical by saying, “Break a leg? Not in these heels honey.”