The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast is, once again, facing some hardships.
Amid filming on season 12 of the hit Bravo show, the cast has a new hurdle to overcome. News outlets are reporting that cast members Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, and Garcelle Beauvais have all tested positive for COVID-19.
Sources in connection with the show told TMZ that late last week the three stars, in addition to a crew member, all tested positive for the virus, which led producers to an immediate shutdown in production and filming.
Luckily, the symptoms of all of the ladies involved appear to be very minor, and they all have been previously vaccinated.
According to sources at Page Six, Lisa was the first of the three to test positive after the entire cast walked the red carpet at last week’s 2021 People’s Choice Awards. Upon learning of Lisa’s testing positive, Erika and Garcelle learned they too had contracted the virus.
Garcelle confirmed the diagnosis herself, taking to Instagram to give fans an update on how she’s dealing with the virus and even asking for suggestions on how to spend her “probably 10-day” quarantine.
She said, “I feel ok, I’m sure I’ll continue feeling ok.” She then added, “Send TV and movie recommendations!”
Garcelle’s post was met with well wishes from co-stars Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff.
“Watch Spencer! It’s remarkably good. I cried at the end.” Sutton commented, before adding, “Get better quickly please!”
Crystal, in natural good humor, suggested she watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Neither Lisa nor Erika have commented on their diagnoses or the halting of production as of yet.
Sources close to the show say that there will be a brief hiatus in filming for at least a couple of weeks —which is typical when someone has a positive result. Then, producers will reevaluate the situation. The source also went on to say everyone will be tested multiple times before resuming filming as a group. Until then, producers are open to the remaining “healthy” Housewives filming on their own over the holidays.
This isn’t the first setback the show has seen since filming began on the new season of RHOBH. In addition to the uncertain return of fan-favorite Kathy Hilton, Lisa has sadly had to deal with the passing of her mother, Lois Rinna. Also, it was reported just late last year that filming of RHOBH had been halted due to stars Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton, and Dorit Kemsley also testing positive for COVID-19.
Sending well wishes to the ladies, and here’s to a speedy and healthy recovery.
Before halting production, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was fully amid filming season 12 of the franchise. It is still set to premiere sometime in 2022.
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