Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais is sharing a story about a stranger who once thought she was the nanny for her biracial children.
During Bravo’s roundtable discussion Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment on Sunday (August 9), the RHOBH co-star explained the incident.
"I had someone think that I was my kids' nanny," the 53-year-old actress said. "She said something to me in Spanish and I said, 'I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish,' and she said, 'You'd make more money if you spoke Spanish,' " Beauvais continued.
Beauvais is the mother of 12-year-old-sons Jax and Jaid with her ex-husband Mike Nilon, who is white. She also has a son Oliver Saunders, 29, from a previous relationship.
"When she realized one of my boys came up to me — and they were smaller — and he said, 'Mommy,' and she completely turned bright red and ran off because she realized they were actually my kids," she went on to explain. "So, you see [racism] in all different ways, almost on a daily basis."
Other topics that were discussed during the roundtable included systemic racism in the medical field, the Black Lives Matter movement, racial inequality and more.