Actress Garcelle Beauvais opened up about her marriage to Mike Nilo and getting over her ex–husbandâ€™s public betrayal.
In 2010, the couple was divorced after Nilo cheated on Beauvais. The two have twin boys together.
In her new blog on PEOPLE.com, she revealed that the affair was a shock to her.
â€œI thought I had won the lotto in husbands. Caring? Check. Attentive? Check. Loyal? Well, un-check,â€ writes Beauvais. â€œIt only took one text message to change my life. Thatâ€™s when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful.â€
The pain was almost unbearable for the actress, prompting her to oust her husband as a cheater. She sent a fiery email to his colleagues and their friends.
Like any other woman experiencing something similar, she too wondered how and why this happened to her.
â€œI had so many questions. What happens next? Do I stay for the sake of the kids? Do I stay because, well, thatâ€™s what some women do? And oh my God, what do I do with all of this anger?â€
Recovery took time, wine, spa days and girls nights out. But she did it and managed to keep her sanity.
â€œAfter doing all this work on myself, something miraculous happened. I found my strength. I found my voice. I found the real me that I hadnâ€™t realized was lost.â€
Now the former couple is able to come together for the sake of their children and maintain stability for the boys.