This tea alone is juicer than the last four seasons of the show.
Following the exciting news, Garcelle Beauvais would be the best African-American addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills everybody was shocked considering she hadn't been rumored to be joining the reality show, unlike the other newbie Sutton Stracke had been in recent weeks. However, it turns out nobody was more shocked than the actual cast.
According to a new report from Hollywood Life, the existing cast was blindsided by the news of Garcelle becoming a Housewife only five minutes before the Bravo press release dropped online. Although they only just found about the latest addition, the actress was allegedly already set to shoot her first scene at Kyle Richards' house that day. How are they going to pretend she's friends with one of the girls when nobody knew she was on the show? The source explained:
“The RHOBH ladies were completely shocked to find out Garcelle Beauvais joined the show. They were notified about 5 minutes before everyone else was and Garcelle is filming today her first scenes with all of the ladies at Kyle Richards’ house. This will be the first time all of the ladies are filming together. Kyle and the ladies were shocked to see Garcelle moments later at her door earlier today. Production really wanted to add another celebrity name to the cast all along."
In case you're wondering about the massive amount of money left by Lisa Vanderpump's exit in the production salary, her paycheck is apparently being split between Garcelle and Sutton. However, even though they are sharing her paycheck, the producer who leaked this information definitely wants the world to know they aren't replacing LVP. The "source" told the outlet:
“With Lisa Vanderpump gone, her salary is essentially being split into two for Garcelle and Sutton. Garcelle is so excited the cat is out of the bag about her joining the cast as it was a big secret. Everything just came together for her. Both Sutton and Garcelle are their own people and aren’t replacing Lisa, they are just being added as additional cast members like everyone else. In the ladies’ eyes, Lisa Vanderpump is long gone and a thing of the past."
According to the source who spilled all this tea, Garcelle is happy to be making her comeback on reality TV and excited about how she's going to fit into the group dynamic. Let's just hope she puts all those bitches in their place, starting with Teddi Mellencamp and Erika Jayne, because they are by far the weakest links on the show. A second insider revealed:
“Garcelle is thrilled to be joining the show. She is exciting to reconnect with her fans in a new way and this is such a great platform for an epic comeback, and Bravo felt that too. She’s been in an on/off long distance relationship, she absolutely loves being a mom, and her life is enriched and happy. She has a lot to share and talk about! She’s pretty low-key and she’s looking forward to a new opportunity, especially one that is out of her comfort zone. She’s excited to see how she’ll adapt. There are some nerves, mostly excitement though. Jamie [Foxx] doesn’t have an opinion either way, he’s very much doing his own thing and has a ton going on."
Let's keep our fingers crossed that Sutton and Garcelle will get the drama started and bring Beverly Hills back to its heyday because if not, they may as well throw away the entire franchise. However, as of today, I'm staying positive and praying for some mess.
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