Garcelle Beauvais opens up about how her fabulous friendship with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Lisa Vanderpump came to be.
The actress turned reality TV star never starred on RHOBH with Lisa but the two crossed paths and became fast friends so much so that Garcelle attended the grand opening of LVP’s Vanderpump à Paris restaurant in Las Vegas.
So, how did Garcelle and Lisa become friends? Well, Garcelle explains that their friendship blossomed during an event for Haiti at Tom Tom in October 2021.
“She was actually putting on an event for Haiti at Tom Tom. Yeah, and so I got to meet her,” Garcelle told Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “There was Haitian music blaring. There were more Haitians than I knew there were in California that night there. So I just fell in love with what she was doing.”
She continued, “And so, we chatted and sat at the same table and talked. And I was like, ‘Hey, my son’s [Oliver Saunders] looking for a job in Vegas,’ not knowing that she even had a place in Vegas. And so it turned out, he worked for her. And we’re good.”
Garcelle says her friendship with Lisa developed in an “organic” way and that their bond has nothing to do with Real Housewives.
In fact, Garcelle admits they don’t talk about Real Housewives at all.
“We don’t even talk about Housewives, her and I. We don’t even talk about it,” Garcelle shared. “She’s not on the show. What’s there to talk about?”
As for what her RHOBH co-stars think of her friendship with Lisa, Garcelle teased, “They have their opinion.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.