Garcelle Beauvais, star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has shared why she decided to end her relationship with Will Smith.
Garcelle dated Smith briefly in the 90s.
“I was an ingenue, he was single and a TV star, so we went out a couple of times, it wasn’t a long-lasting relationship,” she said of meeting Smith on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
According to Garcelle, the Oscar award-winning actor was dating Jada Pinkett Smith at the same time.
“I remember one day calling him and he was in the car and his son with Sheree was in the back,” she said during an interview with the “Las Culturistas” podcast. “So you know, he picked up on the car or bluetooth or whatever it was back in the day or speaker phone whatever it was and he said, ‘hey how are you doing?’ And I said, ‘I’m great.’ I heard this little voice in the background go, ‘Is that Miss Jada?’ And that’s when I was like okay, I’m not the only one, exit stage left.”
She added, “If a kid knows somebody then that person’s a little bit more important.”
Garcelle is close friends with Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, who has also appeared in scenes on the Bravo show alongside her.
“It was great and it’s so funny, because she comes in, she goes ‘did you call me for backup?’ It’s been great… It’s just nice to not be the only [Black castmate] in the room, it’s nice to have someone that I know who has my back.”
Sheree will be officially joining the cast as a “friend of” the show. She was married to Smith from 1992 to 1995. They share a 29-year-old son named Trey. Sheree is also the founder of WHOOP ASH Skin Care.