By: Serena Crawford
Actress Garcelle Beauvais began her big career in 1996 when she was cast to play the wife on The Jamie Foxx Show. The show ran for five seasons. Beauvais had been married when the show started but got divorced during its five year run. She had a nine-year-old son with her ex-husband and said that she wanted to make sure that if she got into another relationship she was going to bring home a good man to be a role model for her son.
Talent agent Mike Nilon was the person that she chose to bring home. They got married in 2001 and had twin boys in 2007. Beauvais thought that she had found a great man and stated that she “won the lotto in husbands”. Then one day she asked to borrow his cell phone to call her mother because she forgot hers. She picked up the phone and saw a text that said I love you and it was not a text that was from or to her. This began a long and painful divorce for the pair.
Beauvais hastily wrote and email to all of her coworkers that accused Nolin of cheating on her for five years. She didn’t think about the consequences that this act could bring. Someone leaked the entire email and sent it to the New York Post for the whole world to see. Her impending divorce had just become public. She was hurt and ashamed that someone leaked the email and now everyone who read it was now a part of her personal life which was falling apart.
Beauvais decided that it was time to heal pretty quickly after the divorce. She started going to therapy and she also got a life coach. She wanted to make sure that she was able to do the best that she could for her sons through the split. Thanks to these healing measures she is now able to have a working co-parenting situation with Nolin even though it is still hard to see him at times. They both wanted to make sure that they were doing what was right for their sons in the end.