‘RHOBH’: Garcelle Beauvais Didn’t ‘Connect’ With Kyle Richards

Garcelle Beauvais is the new star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The actress has made headlines as she is the first full-time African American cast member in the franchise. First-year Housewives always have a steep learning curve as they settle themselves into the group dynamics. For Beauvais it was hard to connect with her co-stars Kyle Richards and Sutton Stracke.

Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais
Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais | Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Garcelle Beauvais makes history

Beauvais was confirmed as an official RHOBH star back in August 2019, ahead of the season 10 start of filming. The new Bravolebrity would come in after Lisa Vanderpump left a spot open following season 9.

“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,” she told The Daily Dish 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.”

Beauvais feels honored to be the first African American cast member in the long-running franchise.

“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 added. “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.”

Garcelle Beauvais talks about ladies she didn’t connect with

Ahead of the season 10 premiere, Beauvais has done the press around and an interest revelation was made. In an interview with E! News, she said that she was not able to connect with Richards and Stracke.

“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 told E! News.

Stracke, who was originally announced as a full-time housewife, is a “friend of” and will be a guest star throughout the season. Beauvais was not able to connect with her either.

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

‘RHOBH’ Season 10 taglines

One of the aspects that fans love about the Housewives franchises are the taglines they each say in the opening sequence. Ahead of the premiere, Bravo released the intro with each of the stars’ slogans.

Richards opens up the intro referencing the ritzy lifestyle of Beverly Hills, but this time she doesn’t name the city. “Around here, there’s more than just dresses in everyone’s closet,” she says.

Lisa Rinna follows up calling out her dancing routines saying, “The secret to life? Dance like everyone is watching.”

Dorit Kemsley loves abundance and continued with her line from last year. This year she said, “I won’t settle for anything less than everything.”

Beauvais, the new housewife, teases her acting career saying, “Life is an audition and honey, I’m getting that part.”

Teddi Mellencamp, who is pregnant this year, shows up with her baby bump and says, “You never know what to expect when I’m expecting.”

Erika Jayne references her Broadway stint on the Chicago musical by saying, “Break a leg? Not in these heels honey.”

Lastly, Denise Richards touches upon a sexual innuendo saying, “My life may not be a fairy tale, but I’ll always get a happy ending.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on April 15 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.