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Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dating Post-Divorce, Says Beau ‘…Has To Have Six Figures’

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Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dating and Relationships

Garcelle Beauvais Talks Dating and Relationships

Beautiful Haitian actress Garcelle Beauvais sat down with Kreyolicious website to discuss dating after her second divorce and having self-love. Portions of the interview are below.

Kreyolicious: Has the fact that you’ve dated two men who were outside your culture and “race”, made you more open to dating a black man?
Garcelle Beauvais: I’ve always been open to dating black men. Oliver’s dad is black. I’m not opposed to it. It’s that the right people have to approach me. I love who loves me; I love who comes to me. I’m accessible to everybody. I’m receptive to everybody. I can’t just go out and look for only one type of man. Life is tough enough. I love who loves me; who approaches me.

Kreyolicious: Can it be anybody, career-wise? Like a carpenter? A blue-collar worker?
Garcelle Beauvais: Yeah. [Laughs] Well, yeah. I’m not, you know, he has to have six figures; you have to have to have this and that. I’m looking for somebody who’s fun, loving, honest. It doesn’t matter what he does.

Relationship advice for young women:
First of all, I would say, be true to you. I don’t think you should have to give up part of you just to be with somebody else. I think it’s important if you can start with self-love. Loving yourself, you will not allow other people to hurt you unnecessarily. Love yourself. Have boundaries for yourself [so] that you won’t let anybody hurt you. I think that it’s also finding a good person, who has the same morals, the same goals with you. Relationships are tough no matter what. If you have somebody who has a lot in common with you, that’s half the battle. Obviously, I don’t know. I have two divorces. I’m not an expert. I think self-love is where you can start off with.
Mike Nilon and Beauvais married in May 2001 and divorced April 2011. Beauvais went public with her 2nd husband’s five-year extra-marital affair in 2010. Nilon and Beauvais had twin boys October 2007 after a five-year struggle with infertility.  Beauvais has appeared in films and television as an actress and magazines, catalogs, and runway as a model.