Garcelle Beauvais Reveals ‘RHOBH’ Transformed into a Healthy Environment After Lisa Rinna’s Exit
The Bravo star offered a peek into Season 13, commenting via Variety.
“I’m hearing November is our release date. It’s back to fun and glamour and friendship. It’s not as toxic as it was. I think the last season was pretty hardcore on everybody.” Garcelle Beauvais told the outlet.
Season 12 exploded in controversy after Lisa Rinna accused Kathy Hilton of trashing the cast during a contentious cast trip to Aspen. Rinna, who shared a friendship with Garcelle prior to the pair landing on the same show, was cut from the cast at the conclusion of the season.
Garcelle recently referenced Rinna’s departure while speaking at a breakfast event at the Banff World Media Festival in Alberta, Canada. She noted that her role on “Housewives” had changed her career and shared that dealing with social media haters was the “hardest part” of the job.
“Especially last season, my kids were attacked on social media because of the show, and that’s always hard … When it affects my kids, that’s a problem.” Garcelle Beauvais stated.
As Season 12 unfolded for viewers, RHOBH newbie, Diana Jenkins, exposed a screenshot of a text message exchange she shared with Garcelle, accusing her co-star of ridiculing her for misspelling her name after she miscarried her baby. Garcelle hit back on Twitter, denying the allegation. The Bravo rookie was called out by fans for overreacting but she only doubled down, accusing Garcelle of bullying her over her accent and her miscarriage.
Soon thereafter, a flood of fake accounts (BOTS) ambushed Garcelle’s son on Instagram, hammering the teen relentlessly with discriminatory and racist messages. Fans immediately accused Diana of orchestrating the BOT attack against her frenemy’s son, an allegation she denied.
Diana went on to file a civil lawsuit to clear her name and unmask those responsible for the online attack on the teenager. Last month, Diana ditched her effort after she “did not receive a response,” from Garcelle about how to move forward with the case.
The “Black Girl Missing” actress, who has been on the reality series since Season 10 in 2020, was asked what she found most surprising about her time on the show.
The reality star replied— “It’s a hard job.”
“If you’re not confrontational and you’re not everywhere, that’s tough,” Garcelle Beauvais explained. “Because that’s part of the show — finding drama within the women. And it’s not that hard with some of them. But the everyday can be tough.”
Garcelle added — “My main thing for me with this show was, I was the first Black woman in that franchise. And I was truly being me. Not letting people label me; not showing up like how people want you to show up, but to show up as me. And I think I’ve been able to do that.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13 will premiere later this year.
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