RHOBH’s Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dorit Split Rumors, Erika’s Empathy Struggles, & Update With Son Jax, Plus Surprising Housewife Friendship & Will and Jada’s Separation

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RHOBH's Garcelle Beauvais on Dorit Rumors, Erika's Empathy Struggles & Jax Update, Plus Surprising Housewife Friendship and Will and Jada's Separation

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Garcelle Beauvais spoke of the swirling rumors regarding Dorit Kemsley and Paul “PK” Kemsley‘s marriage and offered an update on her 16-year-old son, Jax Nilon, on Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.

While reacting to her and Jax’s emotional beach scene, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 56, also spoke of Erika Jayne‘s struggles to channel her empathetic side, revealed the surprising Real Housewives cast member from another series that she’s friends with, and responded to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s separation.

“Shocked,” Garcelle proclaimed of Will and Jada on the November 1 episode of WWHL.

Then, when Andy Cohen, 55, asked what Sheree Zampino, 55, thought, she wouldn’t say a word, telling him she’s “not saying anything.”

As for the Housewife she’s friends with that may surprise fans, Garcelle named Teresa Giudice, 51.

“Teresa’s been really great. I met her at BravoCon last year. She sends me texts, she’s very supportive. She’s very very cool,” Garcelle gushed.

Moving on to the latest episode of RHOBH, Garcelle said it was “really interesting” to watch the scene with Erika and her therapist, during which Erika asked how to have empathy.

“It was really interesting watching that scene and her asking that because you think everybody’s got empathy, especially if it’s somebody that you’re close to so I’m glad she’s working on herself,” Garcelle noted.

And when Andy wondered if seeing Erika struggle made her have more empathy for her castmate, Garcelle confirmed it did.

“Yeah,” she replied. “I think she’s been on the defensive for so long that I don’t think she understands you should have empathy for other people … [But] I felt like she sort of turned a corner this season.”

Regarding her premiere episode scene with Jax, Garcelle it was “brutal” to hear his parenting concerns.

“I had to recover when it first happened and then seeing the clips, now I’m recovering again and it’s hard. It’s hard and yesterday he texted me and I was like, ‘The show’s coming out tonight. How do you feel and he said, ‘Mom, we’re in such a better place. I love you so much.’ And I was like, ‘Can you tweet that? Can you tell the world?’” she shared.

But while the scene was hard to relive, Garcelle noted that she was happy to see Jax be so open.

“As a child, I would never have not only the words or the bravery to talk to my mom like that,” she revealed.

Also on WWHL, Garcelle admitted she was shocked by the rumors of a potential separation between Dorit and PK, which the couple has denied.

“Shocked. Shocked and sad because I know Dorit that… If it’s true, she will be devastated,” Garcelle shared.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.