Garcelle Beauvais has been visible in Hollywood for over two decades, with many remembering the Haitian American actress from her many television roles over the years. Many remember her as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe from The Jaime Foxx Show, which ran in the late 90’s. Now, she’s dishing on her old co-star’s other assets outside of his comedic talents.
If you don’t know her from the Jamie Foxx Show, chances are you may know her from her role on NYPD Blue as Valerie Heywood. If not, she’s also joined the most recent season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which debuted April 22, 2020. She came onto the show talking about a different past relationship that was scandalous – her own.
The story starts back in 2001, when Garcelle married Hollywood talent agent Mike Nilon, who worked at powerhouse Creative Artists Agency. After dealing with infidelity, the pair had two twin boys, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas. Fast forward however to 2010, when the marriage dissolved because of cheating – on husband Nilon’s part.
“So that night I wrote an email to friends and colleagues at Mike’s work, and the subject was, ‘What does Tiger Woods, Jesse James, and Mike Nilon have in common?’ And that email got leaked to the press.”
The email 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!”
In the end, the pair divorced – one month after her blockbuster email went wide and landed on Page Six. She told E! at the time that she was coping with the split, “taking it one day at a time, and I’m learning how strong I am.”
Ever since, Beauvais has been on the mend and living her life after joining the cast of the RHOB cast, and the pandemic hasn’t stopped her yet. Sitting down with her old cast mate, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, the two reminisced about their time together – and the relationship that never was.
“By the way, you never really give any guy that I’m with any real attention,” Garcelle told her old friend. Jamie responded, “Ever. I hate them all. I think me and you should have been together. So, every time I see them, I’m always like, ‘Damn. I f***ed up.’ So every dude, I be like — I give them a really sh*tty look,” before adding “Listen, we are in a relationship forever.”
Garcelle talked about how sex positive reality star Kandi Burruss came onto the show and Jamie’s name came up – as well as some other information about him, courtesy of Garcelle.
“Kandi Burruss was on the podcast and she goes ‘you know I don’t get it. Why aren’t you and Jamie together?’ and said, ‘you know we have a really great relationship now.’ Then I said, ‘he’s also hung like a horse.’”
After everyone in the room burst out into laughter at Garcelle’s off the cuff remark, she pressed on. “I was like ‘What would I do with all that?’”
Jamie, ever the Southern Texas gentleman responded to her jokingly, “You know, you’d take it one step at a time. What you can’t eat, just put in a doggy bag and save it for later.”
Listen to the podcast below.