'RHOBH' welcomes two new Housewives for season 10

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is welcoming two new cast members.

The network's brand, The Daily Dish, confirmed on Thursday that actress Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke will join the show for its upcoming tenth season, making Beauvais the first black cast member in the show's history.

"I am excited and proud to be joining the cast of such a wildly popular and beloved show like 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' As a working actor who has been in the industry for some time, it’s exhilarating to have the opportunity to delve into a new chapter in the entertainment spectrum," Beauvais said in a statement. "As the first African American Housewife in the Beverly Hills franchise, I am honored and humbled by this awesome opportunity to exemplify the fact that Black Girl Magic lives and thrives in every zip code!" 

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 11: Garcelle Beauvais attends Beautycon Los Angeles 2019 Pink Carpet at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: Garcelle Beauvais attends the Brain Health Initiative 100th Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage Gala at Eric Buterbaugh Los Angeles on July 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 26: Garcelle Beauvais attends the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man Far From Home" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 29: Garcelle Beauvais attends the 20th Annual Golden Trailer Awards at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 10: Actress Garcelle Beauvais attends the 26th annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 25: Actress Garcelle Beauvais attends the LA Family Housing Annual LAFH Awards and fundraiser celebration at The Lot on April 25, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: Garcelle Beauvais attends UCLA Black Law: 50th Anniversary Solidarity Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel on April 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 22: Garcelle Beauvais attends The Broad Hosts West Coast Debut Of "Soul Of A Nation: Art In the Age Of Black Power 1963-1983" at The Broad on March 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 03: Garcelle Beauvais attends Manuela Testolini And Eric Bent Present An Evening Of Music, Art And Philanthropy Benefiting In A Perfect World Honoring Prince - Arrivals at The Jeremy Hotel on March 03, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Garcelle Beauvais attends the 12th Annual Women In Film Oscar Party at Spring Place on February 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Actress Garcelle Beauvais attends the Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG party at the Chateau Marmont on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)
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"Already being intimately familiar with the spotlight of Hollywood, my journey of successes and trials has already been chronicled and shared with my many loyal supporters around the world. The continual encouragement, support and yes, even at times, criticism, have helped make me the dynamic woman I am today," she went on. "I’m excited to share the many ongoing daily surprises, laughs and joys of being a working mother in today’s crazy world. The hustle is R-E-A-L! No games, all heart and a little dash of fashion-filled sass is what you’ll get when you step into my sphere…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!"

The actress took to Instagram to reveal that she received flowers in honor of her new gig, writing, "So pretty thank you #newfamily."

Beauvais is best known for her longtime turn as Francesca "Fancy" Monroe on "The Jamie Foxx Show," that ran from 1996 until 2001. 

Meanwhile, Stracke, who had been rumored to be joining the show as a friend of existing star Lisa Rinna, said that she's "thrilled and honored" to be joining "RHOBH."

"As a mother to three children who is also deeply committed to my efforts in philanthropy, my life is a balancing act. There is a lot going on in the best way possible and I strive to pursue all of my passions to the fullest," her statement read. "I am excited to share my true loves of art and fashion design, and open the doors to my world. I am looking forward to this ride and where this journey takes me. Fun times ahead for this Southern Belle in Southern California!"

Beauvais and Stracke reportedly join returning Housewives Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp to round out the season 10 cast. Lisa Vanderpump exited midway through season 9, and it remains unclear as to whether or not Camille Grammer will return to the show as a friend.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: The Hollywood Legacy Award recipient Lisa Vanderpump attends The Hollywood Museum's 7th annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ's in Hollywood" exhibit at The Hollywood Museum on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 18: Dr. John Sessa and Lisa Vanderpump attend 4th Annual World Dog Day at West Hollywood Park on May 18, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 18: Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd attend 4th Annual World Dog Day at West Hollywood Park on May 18, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: In celebration of Mother's Day, Lisa Vanderpump debuts her hand-selected Baskin-Robbins® Fancy Cone at PUMP Restaurant and Lounge on May 8, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Mom's everywhere can order Lisa's cone which features the brand's signature Love Potion #31® in a chocolate dipped waffle cone, topped with Oreo® cookie pieces. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Baskin-Robbins)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 30: Television personality Lisa Vanderpump (C) and Chippendales dancers attend the grand opening of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN: L-R: Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter, Pandora in the MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN, airing in a two-night special, Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "Team Teigen/Legend vs. Team Vanderpump Rules and Karamo Brown vs. Terry Crews" - The highly anticipated season 5 premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud," where celebrity families compete to win cash for their charities, kicks off with model, author and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend playing against restaurateur, author and TV personality Lisa Vanderpump and the cast of "Vanderpump Rules." In the next game of the night, "Queer Eye" star and culture expert Karamo Brown will take on "America's Got Talent" host Terry Crews. The star-studded episode airs SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) TOM SCHWARTZ, KATIE MALONEY-SCHWARTZ, LISA VANDERPUMP, ARIANA MADIX, TOM SANDOVAL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 30: Television personalities Lisa Vanderpump (L) and Ken Todd attend the grand opening of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
VANDERPUMP RULES -- "Reunion" -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd attend the Los Angeles opening night performance of "Cats" at the Pantages Theatre on February 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "Team Teigen/Legend vs. Team Vanderpump Rules and Karamo Brown vs. Terry Crews" - The highly anticipated season 5 premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud," where celebrity families compete to win cash for their charities, kicks off with model, author and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend playing against restaurateur, author and TV personality Lisa Vanderpump and the cast of "Vanderpump Rules." In the next game of the night, "Queer Eye" star and culture expert Karamo Brown will take on "America's Got Talent" host Terry Crews. The star-studded episode airs SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) TOM SCHWARTZ, KATIE MALONEY-SCHWARTZ, LISA VANDERPUMP, ARIANA MADIX, TOM SANDOVAL
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Lisa Vanderpump attends Bravo's Premiere Party For 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Season 9 And 'Mexican Dynasties'at Gracias Madre on February 12, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Reality TV Personalities Ken Todd (L) and Lisa Vanderpump (R) attend the 2019 Pre-GRAMMY event presented by OK!, Star, In Touch and Life & Style magazines at the Liaison Restaurant on February 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
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