Garcelle Beauvais Says Being a Mom Is the “Best Role” of Her Life

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Garcelle Beauvais is a boy mom through and through. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star first earned the title of mom three decades ago when she welcomed her first child, son Oliver Saunders, with ex-husband Daniel Saunders. Beauvais was married to the producer from 1991 to 2000. Sixteen years after welcoming Oliver, Beauvais added two more boys to her family, this time with ex-husband Michael Nilon, whom she was married to from 2001 to 2011.

Beauvais’s love of being a mom is something the actor is vocal about. She also hasn’t shied away from sharing her experience with pregnancy loss and a failed IVF treatment before welcoming her twin sons. In 2012, Beauvais penned a post for People, in which she wrote about what motherhood means to her. “As much as I love what I have accomplished so far as an actress, I have to say that being a mom – with all of its challenges and rewards – has been the best role of my life,” she wrote. “I always wanted to have kids, and when I dreamed about my future, I pictured having a boy first and then a girl – the perfect nuclear family. Well, we can’t always have it our way. But I have to say, I got really lucky!”

To find out more about Beauvais’s sons, scroll through this gallery.

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