Garcelle Beauvais shared an emotional and heartwarming tribute to her twin sons, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon, on their 12th birthday. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer also gave a sweet shout out to her ex-husband Mike Nilon, several years after their bitter divorce.
Garcelle, 52, shared several throwback photos on Instagram on October 18, of herself, Mike and their children cuddling up. "A mothers love is whole no matter how many times divided! #happybirthday #jaxandjaid #12 you’ve brought so much love into my life I’m so proud to be your mom! ❤️❤️ thx @mcnilon boys I love you to the moon and back??," she captioned it.
The talent agent and the Jamie Foxx Show star were married from 2001 until 2011. They broke up after allegations of Mike cheating surfaced. The pair also reunited last year for their twins' 11th birthday. She infamously sent an email to his colleagues at the time, outing him over his infidelity.
Garcelle filed for divorce in 2010 and sought joint custody of her kids. The Petit Bijou jewelry was married to producer Daniel Saunders. Their marriage ended in divorce and they share a son, Oliver Saunders. He was born in 1991.
Before turning to reality TV, the Haiti-born actress got her start starring on hit TV shows. She starred in Freeform's Siren, Miami Vice, and NYPD Blue. She will next be seen on the big screen, starring in the Coming To America sequel, due out in theaters in 2020.
The mother of three made headlines when she was announced to be the first black castmember of RHOBH. She was added to the lineup for season 10 in August. “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," she said in a statement at the time. "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!”
Garcelle added, "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."
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