Bershan Shaw could make history as the first Black Housewife on “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
On Friday, sources close to production told TMZ that the motivational speaker has begun filming for the show’s upcoming 13th season.
An insider also told People that Shaw has “filmed with some of the cast, but nothing is official yet.”
As of now, it is unclear whether Shaw will become a full-time Housewife or a “friend of the show.”
Last month, TMZ reported that the hit Bravo show is looking to diversify its all-white cast following the departures of Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer.
In 2016, Jules Wainstein, who is half Asian, joined the program until her departure the next year.
Per her website, Shaw is a speaker, TV personality, and cancer survivor.
“I am a stage 4 breast cancer thriver and this journey has prepared me to live my best life. I help transform the lives of leaders and business owners to get what they want from their business,” she wrote.
According to Showbiz Cheatsheet, Shaw is a Washington, D.C., native who graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism and received an M.A. in journalism from New York University.
Of course, Shaw is no stranger to reality television and starred in the 2014 OWN show “Love in the City” about her group of friends, who rely on each other for inspiration, support, and companionship.
This October, Shaw is set to release her new book, “The Unstoppable Warrior Woman,” a collaboration among 50 women who describe the various obstacles that they have overcome in their lives.
Last August, our very own Garcelle made history when she became the first Black cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
“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,’” Garcelle told The Daily Dish at the time. “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!”