‘Real Housewives’ Garcelle Beauvais On Being Mistaken As A Nanny For Her Biracial Sons

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06:  Garcelle Beauvais attends the 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

‘Real Housewives’ Garcelle Beauvais On Being Mistaken As A Nanny For Her Biracial Sons

Beauvais says she has experienced racism in many forms.

Published August 11th

Written by BET Staff

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. 

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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." 

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Other topics that were discussed during the roundtable included systemic racism in the medical field, the Black Lives Matter movement, racial inequality and more. 

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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