- Garcelle Beauvais released the memoir “Love Me As I Am” in April.
- Lisa Rinna, her “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” costar, threw it in the trash.
- Andy Cohen apologized for not focusing on her feelings about it at the show’s season 12 reunion.
Garcelle Beauvais confirmed Tuesday that Andy Cohen apologized to her in private for not acknowledging her feelings at “The Real Houses of Beverly Hills” reunion.
The reunion host and executive producer of the series issued a public apology following their conversation on his Sirius XM radio show, “Andy Cohen Live “Monday.
“We spoke. Absolutely. He called me before he put out the apology and, you know, he’s great,” Beauvais told E! News on the red carpet at Tuesday’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
“There were a lot of things that were missed during the reunion and it was really sad and unfortunate, but, I like Andy and I think the fact that he stood up and said something meant a lot,” she continued.
Beauvais’ castmate Erika Jayne posted video footage of Beauvais’ memoir “Love Me As I Am” in a garbage can on her Instagram story on April 10. Lisa Rinna admitted she was the one who chucked the book in the trash can during the reunion.
The book touches on personal events in Beauvais’ life, including her motherhood and modeling journeys. It also gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her rise to fame on “The Jamie Foxx Show” and describes a harrowing encounter with Bill Cosby.
During the reunion, Cohen moved the conversation along quickly without asking detailed questions about how Beauvais felt about her book being publicly discarded.
“I need to really sincerely apologize not only for diverting the topic but for not returning — even worse — to the serious conversation that was at hand,” said Cohen.
“I have deep admiration for Garcelle,” he continued. “I should have been more in tune with her feelings.”