Garcelle Beauvais has joined the season 10 cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but it turns out her hiring was sprung on her new co-stars.
While the RHOBH cast was well aware of Sutton Stracke’s hiring as Lisa Rinna campaigned to have her hired the same can’t be said for Garcelle.
“The RHOBH ladies were completely shocked to find out Garcelle Beauvais joined the show. They were notified about 5 minutes before everyone else was and Garcelle is filming today her first scenes with all of the ladies at Kyle Richards’ house. This will be the first time all of the ladies are filming together. Kyle and the ladies were shocked to see Garcelle moments later at her door earlier today. Production really wanted to add another celebrity name to the cast all along,” a source close to the show tells HollywoodLife.
“With Lisa Vanderpump gone, her salary is essentially being split into two for Garcelle and Sutton. Garcelle is so excited the cat is out of the bag about her joining the cast as it was a big secret. Everything just came together for her. Both Sutton and Garcelle are their own people and aren’t replacing Lisa, they are just being added as additional cast members like everyone else. In the ladies’ eyes, Lisa Vanderpump is long gone and a thing of the past,” the insider adds.
As we previously reported, Garcelle will be making history as the first African American Housewife on the RHOBH franchise
Despite the drama surrounding Garcelle’s hiring, I’m sure the ladies are thrilled to have her on board. At least we know Lisa Rinna is as she welcomed Garcelle and Sutton to the show with posts on her Instagram stories.
Meanwhile, Camille Grammer confirmed her exit from RHOBH on Twitter. She also welcomed Garcelle into the RHOBH family, tweeting, “Garcelle is lovely. I think she will make a wonderful addition to the cast. She is classy and sweet.”
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