The Bravo star, 51, announced the news via Instagram on Saturday, December 5, alongside her family’s latest Christmas portrait. Richards and her husband, Mauricio Umansky, share daughters Farrah, 32, Alexia, 24, Sophia, 20, and Portia, 12.
“I love these people so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken,” the reality star captioned the post. “Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy. Unfortunately, Sophia also got it. We will stay in isolation until it’s safe to see the family and others again. I can’t wait to hug them.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was filming season 11 earlier this week when production was shut down after a few crew members tested positive for coronavirus. Garcelle Beauvais confirmed that the show was on hold while hosting the Tuesday, December 1, episode of The Real.
“I am so happy to see you guys today, I have been on my own and I’ll tell you why,” the Jamie Foxx Show alum, 54, told cohosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon. “We shot for Housewives on Tuesday. Tuesday night we got home and found out a few people on our crew tested positive for COVID.”
The Bravo personality added that she’s been observing coronavirus protocols for the safety of her family. Beauvais shares 13-year-old twin sons, Jax and Jaid, with ex-husband Mike Nilon. The actress is also the mother of son Oliver, 29, whom she shares with ex-husband Daniel Saunders.
“So, I’ve been isolated,” Beauvais explained. “We’ve done the right thing. We get tested so many times. We do all the protocols. We get tested at least three times a week, we get tested before we shoot, my kids get tested, I get tested — anybody who’s in my household. And, you know, we did the right things. But at the same time, it just shows you that this virus, you can touch something. You know, it’s not necessarily just from people.”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 is scheduled to premiere on Bravo in early 2021 .Beauvais, Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Sutton Stracke are all set to return. Crystal Kung Minkoff and Richards’ sister, Kathy Hilton, are also joining the show following the departure of Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp.
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