‘RHOBH’: This Is What Andy Cohen Really Thinks of Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke Joining Season 10

The cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be welcoming two new members for Season 10. Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke were confirmed to be joining Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp, and Denise Richards. Andy Cohen is now weighing in on the new housewives and telling fans what he really thinks of the additions.

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Meet Sutton Stracke

Stracke had been rumored to be joining RHOBH days before Bravo confirmed the news. Coming in as Rinna’s friend, Stracke should have no problem easing into the group.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As a mother to three children, who is also deeply committed to my efforts in philanthropy, my life is a balancing act,” Stracke also said in a statement to The Daily Dish.

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“There is a lot going on in the best way possible and I strive to pursue all of my passions to the fullest,” she continued. “I am excited to share my true loves of art and fashion design and open the doors to my world. I am looking forward to this ride and where this journey takes me. Fun times ahead for this Southern Belle in Southern California!”

Meet Garcelle Beauvais

Beauvais will join RHOBH making history as the first African American cast member. The new housewife is an accomplished actress with credits on NYPD Blue and The Jamie Foxx Show.

“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.”

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“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.”

Beauvais is ready to showcase her life in front of the RHOBH cameras.

“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!” she concluded.

What does Andy Cohen think of Sutton Strack and Garcelle Beauvais?

Cohen is the daddy of all the housewives as he is credited as a producer on all the franchises. With the new additions to RHOBH, fans couldn’t wait to know his opinion on Stracke and Beauvais. During Radio Andy, the host gave insights on the new ladies that will be seen during Season 10 of the reality series.

“What makes Garcelle Beauvais an incredible addition to the group, beyond the fact that she knows Rinna, she knows Denise, she knows the women,” Cohen said on his Sirius XM show. “The thing that really struck me when I saw her interview is how incredibly open she is. She is ready to go in this genre. In much of the same way that people responded to Denise so positively. I think that people will really get that about Garcelle too. It’s just fantastic that she’s coming on. I’m thrilled. I’m so happy.”

“Sutton Stracke is incredible. I’m just going to let you find out about her. She’s the real deal. She’s got the BH lifestyle on steroids. So I’m so excited,” he continued.

Cohen also said that the network making the announcement of the new hires is not typical, but it was done due to all the rumors around the cast for Season 10.

“Typically Bravo doesn’t announce casting too early but I’m so glad that they announced this casting because there’s been so much speculation about what’s going to happen next year on Beverly Hills and what’s going to go on, so I think with this announcement you see that we are firmly in business there,” Cohen explained.