Garcelle Beauvais to join ‘The Real’

Garcelle Beauvais will replace Tamera Mowry-Housley on the daytime talk show

Garcelle Beauvais attends The Broad Hosts West Coast Debut Of “Soul Of A Nation: Art In the Age Of Black Power 1963-1983” at The Broad on March 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Garcelle Beauvais will join the ladies on The Real to replace actress and longtime co-host Tamera Mowry-Housely who left the show earlier this year, Variety exclusively reported today.

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming actress will join Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon on the daytime chat show, which started in 2013.

Mowry-Housely is the latest departure on The Real, which at once time had Tamar Braxton and Amanda Seales among its co-hosts. Both Braxton and Seales left under controversial circumstances.

Braxton accused other cast members, primarily Love, of sabotaging her though Love denied it. Seales said that she had to leave after a relatively short stint because she didn’t feel her voice was being heard.

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Sterling K. Brown, Garcelle Beauvais, and Jamie Foxx pose for portrait at The African American Film Critics Association’s 11th Annual AAFCA Awards at Taglyan Cultural Complex on January 22, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images,)

“I have arrived because my contract is up at ‘The Real’ and I did not renew it because it doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I cannot speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to and where the people who are speaking to me in disparaging ways are not being handled,” Seales told Power and Hamilton star Brandon Victor Dixon during an Instagram Live earlier this year, NBC reported at the time.

The cast of The Real Season 6 (Fox Television stations)

Seales said that neither her voice nor that of her coworkers was heard the way they should be due to the white decisionmakers “at the top.”

Despite that, Beauvais joins season 7 of a show that has been groundbreaking as its the only nationally syndicated daytime TV show that has a roster of all women of color.

The Real has also won an Emmy and two NAACP Awards. According to NBC, the show’s 2 million YouTube followers are more than twice as much as The View, a show now in its 23rd season that has been airing since 1997.

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Love gave a warm welcome to her new co-host on Instagram and Twitter.

In April, Beauvais became the first Black woman to be a part of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise. Season 7 of The Real starts on September 21.


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