RHOBH's Garcelle Beauvais Teases Sheree Zampino's "Refreshing" Debut

By Allison Crist May 31, 2022 8:46 PMTags

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 is just getting started. And some cast members aren't ready for what's to come.

"I'm scared," Garcelle Beauvais admitted during E! News' Daily Pop on May 31. "This season, it's a roller coaster ride."

Hopping abroad for that ride as a "friend of" is Sheree Zampino, who Garcelle recruited. And while Sheree is certainly no stranger to fame—she's Will Smith's ex-wife, after all—Garcelle said that the Sheree Elizabeth, Inc. entrepreneur wasn't exactly prepared for all of the drama that comes with being a reality TV star. 

"I threw her in," Garcelle joked. "It is Housewives."

Still, "She really holds her own in life," Garcelle continued, "but I think she was surprised when she got on the show, because every 15 minutes, she'd be like, 'What the hell? What did you get me into?'" 

Overall, Garcelle said she thinks RHOBH fans will find Sheree "refreshing." And regardless of who they favor out of the other cast members—including Kyle RichardsDorit KemsleyLisa RinnaSutton StrackeCrystal Kung MinkoffDiana Jenkins and Erika Jayne—viewers are sure to see them get plenty of camera time.

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"We're going to have a lot of episodes," Garcelle teased, "so there's a lot for everybody. And everybody's tested throughout the season."

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The drama didn't end when filming did, though. "Off the show's been a lot," Garcelle explained. "A lot's happened, and normally we let it play out and then we get to the reunion, but I feel there is another show outside of the show happening."

The way Garcelle sees it, the off-camera charades can be traced back to one person: Erika. More specifically, Erika throwing Garcelle's book in the trash and then posting it on her Instagram Stories. Put simply, said Garcelle, "There's a lot going on." 

Catch up with all of it by scrolling through the below gallery, a complete timeline of RHOBH's off-screen drama.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo. You can also stream new episodes next-day on Peacock

Kathy Causes a Social Media Stir

An RHOBH cast trip to Aspen, Colorado commenced in February, but as we now know, this was no typical vacation. Kathy Hilton told E! News that the group "did have some squabbles," and at one point, several of the ladies straight-up left her sister Kyle Richards' rental property.

Then, one night, Kathy found herself alone in the house and scared, so she left a comment on her husband Rick Hilton's since-deleted Instagram post: "Please call me I need to get out of here now!!!!!"

Screenshots of the comment quickly went viral on social media; however, Kathy insisted that she was just frightened after losing her phone and everyone leaving. Lisa Rinna has a different side of the story, though.


The RHOBH trailer became a point of contention for Erika and Garcelle Beauvais when the latter used a particular snippet from it—she could be seen telling Erika, "I don't have to make you look bad, you can do that on your own"—to promote her new memoir, Love Me as I Am. To tie in the book, Garcelle then wrote, "You know how else you can look bad all on your own? By not pre-ordering your copy of #LoveMeAsIAm before it comes out on Tuesday."

This clearly didn't sit well with Erika, as she documented herself throwing the book in the trash on Instagram. 

Kyle vs. Garcelle

In an April 13 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Garcelle revealed where she stands with some of her RHOBH co-stars, including Kathy (who seemed to be at odds with several Housewives in the aforementioned season 12 trailer, including her very own sister, Kyle). Asked by Andy Cohen if she and Kathy are currently closer than Kathy and Kyle, Garcelle responded: "Absolutely." 

Kyle admitted to being "shocked" by the comment during an Amazon Live stream the following day. "I mean, this is someone who has known my sister for two seasons on a reality show," she said of Garcelle. "Kathy was barely even on last season because she was busy with Paris' wedding. [Garcelle] is comparing knowing someone from a reality show for a couple seasons to a lifetime of being sisters, regardless if Kathy and I are having an issue right now or not."

Garcelle later told E! News that she reached out to Kyle that same day "and apologized if I hurt her feelings. I felt really bad."

Sutton Sounds Off on Rumors About Kathy

In May, Sutton addressed the long-swirling rumor that Kathy had called Sutton's assistant, Josh, a homophobic slur while filming season 12. "I don't read a lot of stuff, and so I miss a lot," Sutton said. "But when I saw that about Josh, that's going to make me not happy because untruths need to be squashed. And no one ever said that."

A Friendship in Trouble

Garcelle, Crystal and Sutton were shaping up to be RHOBH's new dream team, but the trio encountered trouble mid-season. Though they made up after the fact, Garcelle told E! News that "in re-watching it, new feelings emerge." 

"New cuts are open," she added. "And so it's hard because you do it, and sometimes you resolve things, and then you watch it back, and it's like, 'Oh?' So I think that's what's happening to a lot of us."

Diana Sounds Off on Garcelle

After Garcelle called co-star Diana Jenkins "uneducated" on Watch What Happens Live, the newbie took to Instagram to list her charitable efforts. "Dear Garcelle, next time you go on national television why don't you educate viewers on how many times I went to Haiti," Diana wrote. "Your home country." She then proceeded to talk about the millions of dollars she said she's donated to various causes over the years. 

Kyle, Erika and Dorit Face Social Media Backlash

After a sneak peek of RHOBH's July 6 episode hit social media, several fans were upset with Erika for berating Garcelle's 14-year-old son Jax, telling him to "get the f--k out" of his mom's birthday party. Dorit Kemsley and Kyle also came under fire as they could be seen laughing at Erika's behavior in the same clip. Kyle took to social media on July 5, claiming that she wasn't laughing about Erika cursing Jax out but rather Erika's "drunken, ridiculous behavior."

Kyle Clears the Air Again

The same sneak peek clip showed Kyle accusing Sutton of lying about her two previous miscarriages, which prompted Kyle to once again take to social media to explain herself. "I had obviously had a few drinks and didn't express myself clearly and I was disappointed in the way I handled myself altogether," Kyle wrote in an Instagram Story. "I immediately called Sutton and apologized to her. I consider Sutton a close friend and care about her a lot." 

Kyle said that Sutton accepted her apology and they have since moved on.

Dorit Slams Rumors of an Affair With Mauricio Umansky

One-time RHOBH friend-of Dana Wilkey shared a speculative post alleging that Dorit and Kyle's husband, Mauricio Umansky, were romantically intertwined, prompting a strong rebuttal from Dorit. "Is something wrong with you woman?" she commented on Dana's Instagram post, which featured a fake movie poster for An Affair to Remember with an edited photo of Dorit and Mauricio. "Or are you just so miserable in your life you have nothing better to do? You're definitely one of the thirstiest people I've ever seen, I guess it's just as simple as that?" Read the full response here

Garcelle's Son Becomes a Target for Online Hate

After Garcelle's son Jax, who had been on the receiving end of hateful comments on social media—some from those who claim to be fans of RHOBH—the network issued a statement condemning the cruel behavior.

Kathy Goes After Lisa on Social Media

On the show, Lisa accused Kathy of having a meltdown and allegedly insulting Kyle and other RHOBH cast members. There's no footage of the supposed events—not that viewers have seen, at least—but Lisa said the apparent breakdown was so dramatic she has "PTSD." 

Kathy denied Lisa's version of the story and subsequently took to social media to throw shade at her accusations. Among Kathy's many Instagram stories was a clip posted by a fan of Lisa and Kim Richards' infamous Amsterdam dinner fight on RHOBH season five. "Lisa Rinna is talking? I think she forgot about all the stuff SHE HAS DONE," read the post, complete with a teacup emoji.

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