Jaid and Jax are in celebration mode. The twins are commemorating their eleventh birthdays these next few days and their parents, Garcelle Beauvais and Mike Nilon, are right alongside them for all of the festivities.
Garcelle and Mike were models of what co-parenting should be during their sons’ party this past weekend. The celebrity mom and her ex-husband gave their tweens a casual yet fun bash that revolved around donuts. Jaid and Jax’s cakes consisted of a pile of their favorite donuts instead of one large pastry. “Can’t believe they’re turning 11,” Garcelle wrote online. “#birthdayweekend celebration,” she continued. “So much love for my little guys.”
It was in 2015 that Garcelle Beauvais got candid about her very public and painful divorce from Mike Nilon. “I thought that I had won the lotto in husbands,” she revealed during a segment on Oprah: Where Are They Now?. Garcelle’s world, however, was turned upside down when, after nine years of marriage, she discovered Mike’s infidelity.
“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]. I looked again, and I said, ‘What’s this?’ That’s pretty much how everything changed,” Garcelle shared.
“I did all the things that they say you should do, because I didn’t want my adult drama to affect my kids,” the actress continued. “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.”
Garcelle Beauvais and Mike Nilon welcomed their sons on October 18, 2007. Stay tuned for more blended celebrity family news!