The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 10 will feature two new diamond holders to replace Lisa Vanderpump. The restaurateur left the show after the strained friendship from the previous season became too much after the loss of her brother.
Actress Garcelle Beauvais and party planner extraordinaire Sutton Stracke join the returning ladies for a new season. TV Shows Ace reports that Sutton was friends with co-star Lisa Rinna before joining the cast.
Us Weekly asks Sutton if Lisa was the reason she finally joined the show. Sutton reveals that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills came calling a few years ago but she wasn’t “ready” yet. While Lisa didn’t have a hand in the decision, the Days of Our Lives actress warned her friend to be “prepared.”
RHOBH Rookie Admits It Some Co-Stars Were ‘Hard’ to Get to Know
When the RHOBH star first met the other ladies at a dinner hosted by Kyle Richards, Sutton had some concerns. She found that some of the women were harder to get to know than others. She said,
And there were some girls in the beginning that I thought, I’m never going to get to know them.”
However, she says her initial fears were unfounded and she was able to become close to her co-stars. Not without a few bumps along the way, though.
One Co-Star Said ‘I Don’t Know if I Like You’ to Sutton
Newcomers joining any of the Housewives franchise is like throwing a baby to the wolves. The women of RHOBH are more accepting than, say, the OG of RHOC. Sutton admits that it was “hard” to get to know fellow first-time Garcelle at first.
Sutton recounts a conversation the two had about their feelings toward one another. Garcelle reportedly said to her that she wasn’t sure if she liked Sutton and vice versa. Sutton told Us Weekly,
It was hard for me to get to know Garcelle at first. One time she said, ‘I don’t know if I like you and I don’t think you know if you like me.’ And I said, ‘Well I like you.’”
Eventually, the two bonded over being the new blood. However, Sutton does regret not spending more time with Garcelle. She said of her new friend, “I like her. She’s a good girl.”
RHOBH’s Sutton Warned Brandi Glanville Against Denise Richards Drama
Sutton reveals to Us Weekly that she’s actually known Brandi for many years. The Drinking and Tweeting author has even been to Sutton’s house. She gives her take on why Brandi acts out sometimes.
And the thing with Brandi is she likes a lot of attention and she gets a lot of attention, but she really deep heartedly is a good person.”
The new RHOBH star also likes Denise Richards. Sutton says they “all” do. She said,
I really like her. She’s a really dear person and she has a very calm energy. I think we’re all, we all like her.”
As fans know, there is rampant speculation that Brandi and Denise are feuding. The feud stems from Brandi’s allegations that she had a months-long affair with the Wild Things actress. Denise has denied the affair through her publicist. TV Shows Ace reports that Denise finally broke her silence on all of the rumors by saying she didn’t quit RHOBH.
Sutton is aware of the rumors. In fact, she says she heard the rumors a year before they were discussed on the show. Sutton says she warned Brandi not to “kiss and tell,” but Brandi clearly didn’t heed her friend’s warning.
The only cast member Sutton didn’t have any interaction with was Camille Grammer. They briefly met at a party but never got a chance to talk.
Sutton has also never met Lisa Vanderpump. The fashionista has a clothing store down the street from the former RHOBH star’s restaurants.
When asked if the other cast members missed Lisa during filming, Sutton answered with a blunt, “No.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will air on Bravo in 2020. Andy Cohen promised the show’s first trailer will be released soon.