With just under a month to go until The Real kicks off a brand-new season, premiering September 21. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Garcelle Beauvais is joining the crew as co-host on the newest season of the daytime talk show.
Garcelle Beauvais is set to join The Real as a co-host for the series’ seventh season premiering September 21. Beauvais joins the show following the exit of Tamera Mowry-Housley. Who stepped away from the gig in July after six seasons. As well as the departure of Amanda Seales earlier this year.
Beauvais, 53, will join fellow co-hosts, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Adrienne Houghton to helm the show when The Real returns later this year.
“I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show”
In a statement released today, Beauvais confirmed that she’ll be keeping her Real Housewives gig along with her new hosting job. “I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show The Real,” Beauvais said in a statement. “My love for pop culture and news blended with my natural gift of gab, has always made me gravitate towards a talk show environment. It’s also exciting that it’s happening right after my amazing time joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
“We are so thrilled to have Garcelle joining our ‘virtual’ Girl Chat Table,” says executive producer Rachel Miskowiec. “Her extensive career in front of and behind the camera. And her willingness to share her life and her points of view on important topics with us, make her the perfect addition. We can’t wait for Season 7 to begin.”
Garcelle’s Acting Credits and Upcoming Projects
Beauvais became the first Black cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” when she joined the Bravo show in 2020. The actress and model is perhaps best known for her stints on “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “NYPD Blue.” Recently, she was in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and the CBS All Access series “Tell Me a Story.”
She’ll next be seen on the big screen, reprising her role in upcoming sequel “Coming 2 America.“ After appearing in the original 1988 film with Eddie Murphy. She is also set to host “Going to Bed with Garcelle,” a weekly late-night talk show podcast for MGM. Beauvais joined the Bravo franchise for season 10. Beauvais even clarified that her new hosting gig doesn’t mean she will be leaving the reality series.
“The Real” launched in 2013 with Mowry-Housley, Love, Mai, Houghton and Tamar Braxton, who left the daytime show in 2016. Actress and comedian Amanda Seales was a co-host briefly. She joined the show earlier this year in January, before departing this past June.
The women discuss pop culture, current issues and their own personal lives on the show, which has been renewed through Season 8. The series began to film remote episodes during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and will continue production remotely for Season 7.
Tamera Mowry’s Exit from the talk show
The Real’s latest addition comes after Tamera Mowry-Housley announced in July that she was leaving the talk show after six seasons.
“For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real,” she began her statement on Instagram. “The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime. And the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there. Including two well-deserved NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy. However, all good things must come to an end, and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announced that I am moving on from The Real,” she continued.
She concluded, “To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you. And I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me, and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I’ll be rooting for you. As I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new opportunities, and embarking on the next chapter of my life.”
A rep for the production company Telepictures said in a statement. “We fully support Tamera’s decision to spend more time with her family. Even if that means she’s not one of our hosts on The Real. She will always be part of The Real family. We look forward to developing future projects with her and welcoming her back as a regular guest on the show.”
“It doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I cannot speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to”
Mowry-Housely’s followed after co-host Amanda Seales announced her exit after only six months in June. Seales, 39, said at the time on Instagram Live that she chose not to renew her contract.
“My contract is up at The Real, and I didn’t renew it,” she said. “It doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I cannot speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to,” she said. “And where the people that are speaking to me in despairing ways are not being handled.”
She continued,”I’m not at a space where, as a full Black woman, I can have my voice and my co-workers also have their voices. Where the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for Black voices to be at the top, too,” said Seales. However the show has been championed as one of the most diverse daytime talk shows, which features all women of color as its hosts.
“What ya’ll don’t understand is grown women do grown women business”
Seales also denied having any issues with her co-hosts, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton.
“Do not try to create some false dissension between me and the co-hosts of The Real. Y’all so f—— corny. There is a whole pandemic and an uprising going on. And you still can’t find s— else to do but try and create some kind of conflict that doesn’t exist? I did not unfollow Loni Love. I haven’t unfollowed anybody,” Seales said. “What ya’ll don’t understand is grown women do grown women business. That’s what y’all don’t understand. And what I gotta do with my business ain’t got nothing to do with them sisters.”
“The Real,” is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The show has also won two NAACP Image Awards and the Daytime Emmy in 2018. For Outstanding entertainment talk show hosts. The series has been renewed through Season 8. “The Real” airs on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce.