*Garcelle Beauvais is set to make franchise history by becoming the first Black woman to join the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
After Lisa Vanderpump quit last season, Bravo decided to fill her spot with two new housewives: Beauvais and socialite Sutton Stracke. The women are set to join the season 10 cast that already includes Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Dorit Kemsley, Denise Richards, and Erika Girardi, Bravo’s The Daily Dish confirms.
As noted by PEOPLE, Beauvais has three children: a son Oliver, 28, with her first husband, producer Daniel Saunders, and twin sons Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas, 11, with her second husband, Mike Nilon.
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“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,” Beauvais told The Daily Dish. “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!”
“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,” Beauvais added. “The continual encouragement, support and yes, even at times, criticism, have helped make me the dynamic woman I am today. I’m excited to share the many ongoing daily surprises, laughs and joys of being a working mother in today’s crazy world. The hustle is R-E-A-L! No games, all heart and a little dash of fashion-filled sass is what you’ll get when you step into my sphere…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Beauvais is best known for her roles on TV shows “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “NYPD Blue.” She has also appeared in films such as “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 10 is expected to premiere in 2020.