Garcelle Beauvais Is Ready For Drama On Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

Season 10 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to be one of big changes. Lisa Vanderpump quit the franchise after last season because of Dorit Kemsley’s ridiculous “puppy gate” drama. Lisa was also dealing with the death of her brother. It was obvious that the rest of the RHOBH cast had turned against Lisa.

Sometimes Camille Grammer was in Lisa’s corner, depending on which of her two faces Camille was wearing that day. So, Lisa skipped the reunion and said goodbye to RHOBH and long-time friend Kyle Richards. Then Camille also decided to exit the show. Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Dorit, and Erika Jayne ( also known as Erika Girardi) are all returning along with Queen of RHOBH Kyle.

But for Season 10, two new Housewives are holding a diamond in the opening credits. Sutton Stracke is joining the franchise, along with actress Garcelle Beauvais. Page Six is reporting that Garcelle told Bravo that she isn’t afraid of drama with the ladies.

“Right now, everybody’s cool, everybody’s chill, everybody’s welcoming but I know things might change, some drama might be upon us and I’m ready for them,” Garcelle revealed.

She also discussed how filming a reality show is different from a scripted one. “Scripted world, you show up, you know your lines, you’re a character, you can sort of hide who you are, be this other person,” Garcelle said. “Housewives? I’m showing up as me. I’ve shot with me, my kids, my ex.” It sounds like Garcelle is just the type of strong woman that the show needs to shake it up a bit.

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In a previous statement to Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Garcelle said, “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!”

And Garcelle has one important fan in her corner: Bravo’s very own Andy Cohen. During his Sirius XM show, Andy Cohen Live on Radio Andy, the host talked about why Garcelle  is a great addition to RHOBH. According to a Tweet shared by fan account @LoveAndyC, Andy said, “What makes Garcelle Beauvais an incredible addition to the group beyond the fact that she knows Rinna, she knows Denise, she knows the women, is — the thing that struck me when I saw her interview is how incredibly open she is. She is ready to go in the genre.”

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The host added, “In much of the same way that people responded to Denise so positively, I think that people will really get that about Garcelle too. It’s fantastic that she’s coming on. I’m thrilled. I’m so happy.”

It sounds like Garcelle is more than ready to be on the show. The real question is, are the Beverly Hills Housewives ready for her?


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