Popular Bravo TV reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ has a new member: actress, author and former fashion model Garcelle Beauvais. Here’s everything you need to know about the show’s newest addition.

In a recent episode, things got a little bit heated between Garcelle and fellow co-star Kyle Richards. Kyle accused Garcelle of not paying a $5K donation the actress had made at one of Kyle’s charity events for ‘Children’s Hospitals LA’. Oh, the drama!

The 54-year-old – who was actually born in Haiti, but moved to the US at age seven – was shocked by these accusations and replied with a simple: “What?!”.

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Garcelle Beauvais, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

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“You came to my charity event, raised your paddle to donate $5K and never paid!” Kyle Richards said to Garcelle at the virtual reunion. The charity event Kyle was referring to is the one featured in the July 15th episode titled ‘Black Ties and White Lies.’.

Kyle also added that she’s ‘only said nice things about’ Beauvais – to which Beauvais responded: ‘Kyle, stop. I’ve seen your tweets!’

Garcelle Beauvais: Net worth

The former model and actress, who is best known for playing Francesca ‘Francy’ Monroe in the sitcom ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ and Valerie Haywood in crime drama ‘NYPD: Blue’, has a net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Networth. 

With a personal net worth as impressive as that, we find it hard to believe that Garcelle wouldn’t pay a $5K donation. What do you guys think?

In 2020, the actress made history by becoming the first black woman in the main cast of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ after 10 years of the show being on air.

When asked about her transition from TV series to reality shows, Garcelle told Newsweek: “I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years. I’ve worked with the likes of Denzel Washington, incredible people. But I have never gotten more attention than the announcement of being a housewife”.

More about Garcelle

Garcelle is a jack-of-all-trades. She started modelling at age 17 when she moved to New York and got signed with Ford agency. She then moved back to the West Coast to pursue a career in acting, which as we all know, has been very successful. She also has published a children’s book about racial diversity titled ‘I Am Mixed’. Is there something this woman CAN’T do?!

The former model and actress has been married twice. She married her first love, producer Daniel Saunders, and they had a son in 1991, whom they named Oliver.

After divorcing Saunders, Gracelle met talent agent Mike Nilon, who would go on to became her second husband. They had twin sons in 2007, after years of infertility treatments. But in 2010, Beauvais publicly accused Mike of having an affair for 5 years (WOW), which he admitted to (double WOW). The couple divorced shortly thereafter.

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Garcelle Beauvais, First Husband Daniel Saunders, and Son Oliver Saunders (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

We love seeing this amazing woman on our screens as the newest Real Housewife of Beverly Hills!

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Candela Orobitg-Baena
Candela Orobitg-Baena

Candela is a journalist from Goldmsith’s University. She loves writing and expressing herself through words - and that can be done in Spanish, English, Catalan and even a little bit of French, the four languages she can speak!

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