Garcelle Beauvais wowed her fans and followers with a gorgeous black and white portrait from her younger years: “Drop dead gorgeous!”
Before entering the entertainment industry as an actress, Garcelle Beauvais earned recognition as a model who was often part of the hottest women lists.
In 2014, she made it to People Magazine’s list of Top 50 Most Beautiful Women and in 2001, she was voted as one of the 10 Sexiest Women of the year by Black Men Magazine.
Garcelle Beauvais appears in "Extra" at Burbank Studios on November 26, 2019 in Burbank, California. | Source: Getty Images
“The Jamie Foxx Show” star recently graced her fans and followers with a beautiful black and white throwback photo on Instagram. She kept her caption simple, only adding hashtags of “#tbt” and “#blackandwhite.”
The portrait featured the actress in a striped tee, high-waisted shorts, and a cap, which let her curls hang loose on one side. The gorgeous photo undoubtedly attracted several praises on the comments section, including one that read:
“You are looking lovely, Garcelle.”
FROM A BIG CLAN
Beauvais is one of the many children of Marie-Clair and Axel Jean who grew up in America after her parents divorced. While being raised single-handedly, the former model learned to be strong and independent like her mom.
A fan's comment on Garcelle Beauvais' Instagram post | Source: Instagram/garcelle
The infant often appears on his proud grandma’s social media accounts and gets immense support from her.
Her strength came in handy during her relationships which involved two divorces. In 1991, Beauvais married producer Daniel Saunders with whom she shares a son, Oliver. After their divorce in 2000, she married Mike Nilon and had twin boys, Jax and Jaid.
Garcelle Beauvais during the world premiere of "Bad Boys for Life" at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
CO-PARENTING HER KIDS
Although her marriages did not end well as she thought, the “NYPD Blue” star still gives her children the best by co-parenting with her previous partners. The actress did not want her twins to experience having an absent father like she did and made it a point to have Nilon around.
“I’m not gonna lie. It breaks my heart when I hear them say to their friends, ‘I’m at mommy’s house this week.’” Beauvais shared. “Even when they’re not with me, they are constantly on my mind.”
Luckily, both her previous partners also prioritize their children; hence, it is not a problem when one parent has to fill in for the other during the kids’ activities and special events.
A BEAUTIFUL GRANDMOTHER
Beauvais is also a grandmother to an adorable baby boy, Oliver Junior, who is only months old. The infant often appears on his proud grandma’s social media accounts and gets immense support from her.
In one of her Instagram posts, the actress explained that baby Oliver Junior is among the reasons she is pushing for the Black Lives Matters movement to progress in America.
Beauvais is an actress who openly talks about her personal matters. Last year, she joined Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” as the first Black regular cast member on the show.