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Garcelle Beauvais Shares Her Thoughts on Lisa Rinna Following the RHOBH Season 11 Reunion

The RHOBH cast member opens up about that hug and where she stands with Rinna today.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Garcelle Beauvais Compares Her Reunion Experiences

Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna agreed to move forward in their friendship this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but they never seemed to be able to get their relationship back to where it was before the events of Season 10.

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So, everything came to a head when Garcelle and Lisa came face-to-face at the RHOBH Season 11 reunion, which kicked off with Part 1 on October 13. The two addressed their issues with one another from the season and ultimately resolved to move on from their drama once and for all, which was sealed with a hug on the couch.

Garcelle appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen immediately following Part 1 of the RHOBH reunion airing on Wednesday night and shared her reaction to Lisa's hug, which, by the way, she notably had to move couches to achieve.

Host Andy Cohen also asked Garcelle, "And did you feel more closure with her as you left that night?" "As I left that night, yes," Garcelle replied. "I felt like, you know what, clean slate."

Of course, much of the tension between Garcelle and Lisa stemmed from the drama surrounding their mutual friend, Denise Richards, in Season 10. Garcelle explained during the WWHL After Show (clip above) why she was so adamant about continually bringing up the situation with Denise to Lisa this season. "The Denise thing was really important to me because she's been a friend for a long time," she said, adding that she felt like Lisa "could've been a little more gentle" with Denise last season of RHOBH.

Lisa ultimately showed remorse for how she handled things with Denise during an appearance on WWHL in September. "I don’t like my behavior and how I treated her," she said. "I was mean, and I was cruel. I was too cruel. I absolutely was, and I would like to atone for that."

During the October 13 WWHL After Show, Andy brought up how apprehensive Garcelle had been feeling heading into the Season 11 reunion, which would be her first in-person sit-down since last season's reunion was filmed remotely. "We've talked about how hard the virtual reunion was for you, and we talked about how you were going into the in-person reunion and how you didn't know how you were gonna feel about it and you were nervous," Andy said, before asking Garcelle, "How did you walk away comparing the two?"

Garcelle said that she felt "so much better" after the RHOBH Season 11 reunion. "So much better in person," she shared. "It took me two days to shake off the virtual. And it was also my first time."

Andy and Garcelle both agreed that the virtual reunion "was rough." "I had, like, an IV of tequila after that reunion that we shot," Andy recalled. "I was trying to explain to my friends what had happened, and I couldn't even really."

Garcelle said that she could totally understand where Andy was coming from. "It was long, and I felt like you really wanted to get to the bottom of certain questions," she told Andy, to which he replied, "I did."

The RHOBH Season 11 reunion continues with Part 2 on Wednesday, October 20 at 8/7c.

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