Garcelle Beauvais to Become First African American Star of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Sutton Stracke also joins cast of Season 10

Two new cast members have been added to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Bravo announced on Thursday, confirming that Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke are joining the show for its 10th season.

Beauvais, known for her roles on “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “NYPD Blue,” will be the first African American housewife featured on the Los Angeles-based iteration of the Bravo reality franchise. Stracke, a party planner and friend of “RHOBH” star Lisa Rinna, is also set to appear.

The women will have big shoes to fill, coming into the series following the dramatic exit of one of the show’s original stars, Lisa Vanderpump, last year.

“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,'” Beauvais said 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.”

She continued, “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!”

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'” said Stracke. “As a mother to three children who is also deeply committed to my efforts in philanthropy, my life is a balancing act. There is a lot going on in the best way possible and I strive to pursue all of my passions to the fullest. 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!”