Actress Garcelle Beauvais is a mother of three and, as a new blogger for People.com, has decided to open up about how she overcame the heartbreak she felt after her ex-husband’s betrayal. Mike Nilon, father to her twins, 4 1/2 year olds Jax and Jaid, cheated on her back in 2010, which led to their divorce.
I thought I had won the lotto in husbands. Caring? Check. Attentive? Check. Loyal? Well, un-check. It only took one text message to change my life. That’s when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful.”
Beauvais felt so much pain and anger that she sent an email to all of Nilon’s colleagues and their friends calling him a cheater.
The shock was like a freight train hitting me. The pain was unimaginable. I couldn’t breathe. I wanted to exit my body. I had so many questions. What happens next? Do I stay for the sake of the kids? Do I stay because, well, that’s what some women do? And oh my God, what do I do with all of this anger?”
Thanks to having her friends support who “did everything in their power to distract me from my sadness with hundreds of bottles of wine, spa days, and girls’ nights out” she was able to keep it moving.
After doing all this work on myself, something miraculous happened. I found my strength. I found my voice. I found the real me that I hadn’t realized was lost.”
It’s great she shared this powerful message of strength for women who may be going through something similar.