1st Black cast member of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ is an actress

Garcelle Beauvais (Image source: Instagram – @garcelle)

Bravo executives are adding two new cast members to the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” including one well-known Black actress.

Garcelle Beauvais, 52, is a Haitian-born model-turned-thespian who is best known to urbanites as Jamie Foxx’s love interest in “The Jamie Foxx Show” and as a rose bearer in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America.

Sutton Stracke, who is a renowned party planner in the Los Angeles-Beverly Hills metro area, is another addition to RHOBH.

“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 said in a statement. “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!”

According to Hollywood Life, the current cast members were shocked by the last-minute announcement. They learned of the addition of Beauvais’ and Stracke just before they gathered at Kyle Richards’ house to begin filming.

Check out her entire statement Beauvais posted for her 386,900 Instagram followers.

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Excited to Share… Garcelle Beauvais Joins The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 10 @bravotv @realhousewivesofbeverlyhills “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. 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!” Garcelle said in a statement to The Daily Dish. “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. 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!” #blackgirlmagic @imerickrobinson @statuspr @innovativeartists

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Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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