Garcelle Beauvais, a Haitian-American actress and television personality, gained recognition for her leading performances in the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show and the crime drama series NYPD Blue.
Garcelle joined the main cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2020 and co-hosted the talk show The Real during its final two seasons from 2020 to 2022, alongside Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai.
However, the reality TV star’s personal life has been marked by two failed marriages, resulting in divorce. Garcelle was previously married to producer Daniel Saunders, but they got divorced. Together, they have a son named Oliver Saunders, who was born in 1991. From 2001 to 2011, she was married to Michael Nilon, but they are now divorced. They had been together for around a decade. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at her relationship with her ex-husband.
Who Is Mike Nilon, Garcelle Beauvais Ex-Husband?
Garcelle’s ex-husband, Mike, hails from Pennsylvania and is distantly related to actor Bill Murray through their grandmothers, who were sisters. Mike has an extensive career in the film industry, having served as an executive producer for movies like Rage (2014), Left Behind (2014), and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016), as well as co-executive producer of Pay the Ghost (2015).
In addition to producing The Trust (2016), he wrote and produced Braven (2018) and produced Willy’s Wonderland (2021). Mike is also a talent manager and owns Stride Management.
What Happened Between Garcelle And Her Husband Mike?
During the time when Garcelle was trying to conceive from 2001 to 2004, she was also working on the TV series NYPD Blue. Finally, in 2007, she and Mike became parents to twin boys named Jaid and Jax. However, their happiness was short-lived when Garcelle discovered proof of her husband’s infidelity.
In a 2015 interview on Oprah: Where Are They Now, Garcelle revealed that she first learned about Mike’s affair in 2010 when she had forgotten her phone at home and asked to use his phone to call his mother. While making the call, she saw a text message that read, “I love you,” which prompted her to question Mike. After that, she discovered evidence of his five-year-long extramarital affair and drafted an email to his co-workers, which she sent out.
On May 10, 2010, Garcelle Beauvais filed for divorce and requested joint custody of their sons.
Garcelle was extremely upset when she found out about Mike’s affair, and in a fit of anger, she sent an email to his co-workers revealing his five-year extramarital relationship. The email was later leaked and published in The New York Post. Although she regretted airing her grievances so publicly, Garcelle was glad that she had exposed his infidelity.