After five long years, Garcelle Beauvais has finally spoken about how she found out about her ex-husband Nilon’s affair with another woman. After finding out that her husband, with whom she has twin sons, was cheating on her, the model turned actress had sent out an angry mail to his ex-husband’s colleagues. The mail went viral after it was leaked. The mail, which had the title “Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon” and was posted on the New York Post and read,
“What do they have in common … I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped!! Our boys don’t deserve this.”
It’s been five years since the mail but Nilon has had a hard time overcoming the shame and disappointment. And even if people have forgotten his apparent scandal, Garcelle has reminded everyone about that mail. In an interview, the model, who stands at a height of 5’7”, told us how she found out about it.
"I forgot my phone at home. I said, 'Hey, can I use your phone to call your mom?' So, I went to go make the call and I saw, 'I love you' [on the phone]," Beauvais says. "I looked again, and I said, 'What's this?' That's pretty much how everything changed."
Shocked and pissed, the angry model then opened her computer to send that mail.
Following the shocking betrayal, Garcelle was heavily affected and did everything she could do to live a normal life again. She hired a life coach and also started to undergo therapy. She recalls,
"I did all the things that they say you should do, because I didn't want my adult drama to affect my kids," she said tearfully. "I couldn't have moved on and been a good parent and co-parent with him if I didn't do those things. We're doing the best we can for those boys. They deserve it."
The two had married in May 2001 in a grand wedding on the outskirts of Los Angeles and gave birth to twin boys, Jax and Jaid together on October 18, 2007. The twins were born after five years of infertility. Mike Nilon is an Agent for the Creative Artists Agency, on May 12, 2001. In April 2010, the news that Beauvais had discovered a five-year extramarital affair was broken and the model turned actress filed for a divorce on May 10, 2010, seeking joint custody of their sons. The couple officially separated on the 1st of April 2011. Ironic? Maybe.
Garcelle also has a son Oliver Saunders, born 1991, with producer ex-husband Daniel Saunders. The two however separated before Garcelle began dating Nilon.
A 2013 MPAH Haiti Movie Awards Honorary Award winner, the actress, who has various movies under her belt, is an icon to all Haitians and with around 108K followers on Instagram, remains much loved in America as well.