‘RHOBH’ Star Garcelle Beauvais and the ‘Wisdom’ ‘RHOA’ Queen Nene Leakes Shared With Her

by Jeremy Spirogis
Garcelle Beauvais and Nene Leakes

Garcelle Beauvais is the brand new star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Following Lisa Vanderpump’s abrupt exit from the Bravo actuality sequence, Beauvais was confirmed as the brand new housewife set to hitch the present. Following the announcement, the actress obtained recommendation from Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Garcelle Beauvais and Nene Leakes
Garcelle Beauvais and Nene Leakes | Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios / Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

“When it was announced, I texted Cynthia and she was like, ‘Girl, I’m so excited for you! You’re gonna be great,’” Beauvais instructed Entertainment Tonight. “And then I texted Nene and she was like, ‘Giiiiiiirl. They’re all gonna lie, they’re gonna cheat, they’re gonna stab you in the back.’” 

Beauvais was skeptical of Leakes’ recommendation as she didn’t assume the RHOBH girls can be that vicious. As quickly as filming began, the brand new Bravo star realized that the RHOA queen was not flawed.

“The thing that was shocking to me was that me and the women could be laughing and having a good time and then the next [day], they’re throwing you under the bus,” Beauvais added. “So, that took a lot of getting used to, you know? Like, hey, you were just leaning on me cracking up and then they’re like, ‘Oh, remember you said that about Lisa Rinna?’ And I’m like, oh…. oh, wow. OK. I did say that.”

Garcelle Beauvais hints at a disconnect with Kyle Richards

Although she didn’t point out there was any drama with Kyle Richards, Beauvais did reveal that she didn’t join together with her.

“I didn’t get a chance to get to know Kyle [Richards]. I think she’s hilarious. But I didn’t really connect with her as I have with some of the other ladies,” she instructed E! News.

Another castmate that Beauvais didn’t join with initially was Sutton Stracke. The latter was additionally introduced as a brand new housewife in Augusto 2019, however she was revealed to be a “friend of” when she wasn’t on the official solid picture.

“I didn’t connect with Sutton right away,” Beauvais stated 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.”

Garcelle Beauvais is the primary African American ‘RHOBH’ star

The casting of Beauvais is historic for RHOBH as she would be the first African American housewife of this franchise. Prior to Beauvais, season four had Puerto Rican-born Joyce Giraud that solely lasted one season. Fans had been asking for a various group for the L.A.-based present to mirror the instances and the Southern California neighborhood.

“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 instructed The Daily Dish in August 2019.

“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.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on April 15 at eight p.m. ET on Bravo.

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