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Turns Out, Garcelle Beauvais Has *This* Major Regret About Her Divorce: “Should’ve Waited"

The RHOBH cast member revealed that her ex-husband, Mike Nilon, and her eldest son, Oliver Saunders, were "crying" over this moment.

By Jamontae Hickman

It’s been over a decade since Garcelle Beauvais finalized her divorce from her ex-husband, Mike Nilon. After going their separate ways following their emotional split, they did manage to develop a healthy co-parenting relationship to raise their twin sons, Jax and Jaid.

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Despite Garcelle being at peace with ending things between her and Mike, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member now shares what she regrets from their divorce.

In the latest episode of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast (clip above), Garcelle sat down with host Alex Baskin to discuss her marriage and how her love story began. For their candid chat, she’s joined by BFF Sutton Stracke, who also details her own divorce struggles.

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Garcelle Beauvais reflects on her relationship timeline with Mike Nilon 

While Garcelle and Mike decided to end their love for good in 2011, the RHOBH ‘Wife revealed on the Hot Mic podcast interview the pair “broke up” once before they married.

The reason? Well, Garcelle admitted that she came to a “crossroads” in her relationship after her ex told her marriage wasn’t “part of his five-year plan.” At the time, Garcelle and Mike's decision to part ways affected them, as well as her eldest son, Oliver Saunders (from a previous relationship). “You know, I remember he was crying, I was crying, and Oliver was crying,” Garcelle told Alex and Sutton. “It was really kind of sad.”

Garcelle Beauvais details her divorce from Mike Nilon

At the start of their conversation, Garcelle explained the length of her marriage to Mike. “I was married almost nine years,” she said, adding, “I should’ve waited for the tenth year.”

Immediately, Sutton jokingly intervened to tell Garcelle that she “should’ve talked to [her]” because she would’ve suggested to “hold out” from separation until another year.

Although Garcelle is regretful of filing for divorce so soon in her former marriage, she blamed the rash decision on a “problem” of hers, saying, “I move too quick.”

Why did Garcelle Beauvais get divorced?

Garcelle and Mike got divorced after she discovered he was having an affair.

Garcelle Beauvais wearing a gold, sequins, gown in front of a Beverly Hills inspired set.

Is Garcelle Beauvais married?

Currently, Garcelle is not married. “The love life — I’m working on it,” Garcelle shared during a BravoCon panel in Las Vegas in October 2023. “What I try to do is prioritize what’s really important to me, and although I would love to have a partner and I go out on dates, I have a small window with my [sons] and it’s really important.” 

When do new episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast premiere?

Mark your calendars! New episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic will be released bi-weekly and are only available with a paid subscription ($3.99/month).

Who are the guests on Bravo's Hot Mic podcast?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge appeared in Episode 1 and Episode 2 of Bravo's Hot Mic, respectively. Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay appears in Episode 3 with The Real Housewives of Orange County's Shannon Storms Beador appearing in Episode 4. Episode 5 featured The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa PippenHeather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow appear together in Episode 6. Episode 7 featured The Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley. Episode 8 featured Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes "MJ" Javid. Episode 9 featured Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright from The ValleyVanderpump RulesTom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz were guests on Episode 10. In Episode 11 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne stopped by to chat. 

Now, the current episode features Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke, so make sure to tune in to see what the pair are revealing. 

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What is Bravo's official podcast Bravo's Hot Mic about?

Bravo's Hot Mic offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Bravo's biggest moments from the people who know the real story. Host Alex Baskin is a longtime Executive Producer across multiple Bravo series and sits down with the stars of Bravo shows to discuss memorable moments and the things you didn't see.

Who is Bravo's Hot Mic host Alex Baskin?

Alex Baskin is the man behind the curtain of so much iconic reality TV action. Having produced more than 50 shows for nearly every network around, he currently serves as Executive Producer of multiple series including Bravo's RHOBH, RHOC, Vanderpump Rulesand E!'s Botched.

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