Garcelle Beauvais has confirmed that she is returning to RHOBH for Season 11 and has responded to her co-star Lisa Rinna’s warning about the drama to come, according to a new interview.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight just last week (November 8), Garcelle used the opportunity to open up about her decision to return to the franchise and revealed her thoughts on the cast changes hitting the show ahead of Season 11.
“I am returning to the Housewives, yes,” she told the outlet over video chat. “You know, you gotta be a little, a little brave. A little scared. A little ready. I mean, it’s all those things, and I say it with a laugh because I’m ready, but you’re never really ready.”
Garcelle Beauvais opened up about her RHOBH return in a new interview, responded to Lisa Rinna’s warning, and discussed Denise Richards’ exit from the series.
When discussing the fact that a lot of Housewives experience tough second seasons, Garcelle didn’t deny that she was worried about that. “That’s what I’m afraid of,” she admitted. “So, here we go, you know? And I sorta got a warning from Ms. Rinna, so we’ll see. I’m ready though, bring it.”
(Garcelle is of course referring to Lisa Rinna’s veiled threats on social media after the reunion that seemed to be warning the RHOBH newbie about potential drama to come.)
As previously reported, the cast will look quite different when the series returns next year. Both Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp have left, and Crystal Kung Minkoff has joined as a new full-time Housewife, while Kathy Hilton will appear as a Friend Of.
“I’m sad about it,” Garcelle says of Denise’s departure after a dramatic Season 10 where the cast pretty much turned against her. “I really wish she wouldn’t leave the franchise. I think she’s great. I think she brings a lot. I think the fans obviously love her and root for her, so I’m really sad about it. I wish there was something that could have been done. I’m going to miss her, obviously. I’m going to miss her on the platform, but we always talk.”
She didn’t have the same kind words to extend to Teddi, responding with a simple “OK” when asked about her exit.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return with Season 11 sometime in 2021.