“The Real” would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest co-host: Garcelle Beauvais!
On Monday, Variety broke the news that the actress, reality television personality, author, and fashion model is joining the Emmy-nominated daytime talk show for its seventh season.
“I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show ‘The Real,’” Garcelle said. “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.’”
Born in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Garcelle gained nationwide attention when she portrayed front desk clerk Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on “The Jamie Foxx Show” for five hilarious seasons.
As a versatile screen star, Garcelle also starred in the police procedural “NYPD Blue,” the legal dramedy “Franklin & Bash,” and the fantasy television series “The Magicians.”
Of course, our girl is no stranger to daytime TV. In 2006, Garcelle was a co-host on the syndicated entertainment news show “Hollywood Today Live.”
Earlier this year, Garcelle made history when she became the first Black cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
In a March episode of “The Real,” Garcelle opened up about this groundbreaking feat.
“It’s great. I also feel it’s about time because we are in every zip code,” she said. “It’s exciting.”
As to why she wanted to join the hit Bravo show, Garcelle explained, “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to go outside of the box… My kids are going into middle school; I really want to be in L.A… Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll is about to happen and mama needs to be home!”
Speaking of her kids, Garcelle — who shares son Oliver with ex-husband Daniel Saunders, and twin boys Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas with second husband Mike Nilon — became a grandmother this February when Oliver and now-wife Sam welcomed their son, Oliver-Lucas Groves Saunders Jr.
“I received an amazing gift,” Garcelle wrote on Instagram at time. She also asked fans what her “grandma name” should be!
Welcome to “The Real,” Garcelle! Girl Chat is gonna be lit!