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As a child, Garcelle Beauvais was one of my first crushes. I remember her primarily from the Jamie Foxx Show portraying Fancy, Foxx’s love interest. How could he not fall for Fancy? You’ve seen that smooth caramel skin with that slim face and pronounced cheek bones. I’m getting chills just thinking about her! But misfortunes happen to everyone, including the famous and beautiful. But it’s not about what happens to you ; it’s about how you handle it. That is what makes you, you. In an episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Beauvais shared how she dealt with divorce by putting her children first.

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In the middle of the fifth season of the Jamie Foxx Show, Beauvais divorced her first husband Daniel Saunders. With their child in mind, Beauvais vowed to be selective with whom she dated in the future. “I really wanted to be careful and choose wisely on the man that I would bring home to my son,” she said.

When she met talent agent Mike Nilon, she thought she found that guy. Consequently, they married in 2001. Next, they had a set of twins together, born in 2007.  She remembered thinking, “I thought I had won the lotto in husbands. Caring? Check. Attentive? Check. Loyal? Well, un-check.” Nine years later, the couple was surely comfortable with each other. Sadly, on the ninth year, Beauvais found out something devastating:…

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