In addition to weighing in on the Erika Jayne drama, Garcelle Beauvais opened up about making history as the first Black housewife on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on the September 29 episode of “A Drink With Live!” podcast.
Garcelle revealed that although it was an honor, she felt a lot of pressure. “I never thought I’d do reality so when I decided to do it I didn’t realize the impact that show would have on my life,” she said. “There was a lot of pressure. Being the first of anything, I felt like I had to represent my Haitian sisters, I had to represent Black sisters. I was going crazy and I thought, ‘I just have to be me.’ If it’s not me, it’s gonna seem phony. It was a lot of pressure, but I got over it.”
Garcelle previously spoke to People in July 2020 and emphasized that she didn’t want a “label.” “I really didn’t want to be labeled an angry Black woman. That’s not who I am,” she said. “I just wanted to stay true to who I am, and I think that’s what people have been able to see so far.”