AceShowbiz - Garcelle Beauvais has dropped a bombshell on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". When Will Smith's ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, made an appearance on the hit reality series, the 53-year-old actress used the opportunity to come clean to their friends that the two of them share a mutual ex.
In the Wednesday, May 20 episode, the Francesca "Fancy" Monroe of "The Jamie Foxx Show" got together with Sheree and four other female friends to catch up. When grilled about her dating life, she first opened up about being caught off-guard by ex-husband Mike Nilon's affair.
"I thought I married a person who would have my back and to find out that he was cheating, there were no signs for me. I was blindsided," Garcelle shared with her girls. It prompted Sheree to warn her, "My biggest obstacle would be not hating this man."
When Garcelle admitted that she "couldn't hate" the man her 12-year-old twin boys Jax and Jaid Nilon loves so much, Sheree pointed out, "Will and I, when we got divorced, we have never had a relationship that doesn't have Trey at the center of it." Trey is Sheree's 27-year-old son with Will.
Upon the mention of the "Aladdin" actor, Garcelle could not resist to spill on a secret, but was obviously hesitant. Understanding what the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actress was about to say, Sheree encouraged her, "You can say it." To the surprise of the other women, she admitted to have dated Will in the past.
In her confessional, the actress playing A.D.A. Valerie Heywood on "NYPD Blue" gushed, "He was hot." Assuring that the romance took place before Sheree got married to the "The Pursuit of Happyness" actor, she added, "He was a bachelor, I was single, you know, it happens in Hollywood."
This is not the first time Garcelle caused a stir using Will. Back in September 2018, she put out a photo of them kissing from 1999's "Wild Wild West" to wish him a happy 50th birthday. Being met with heavy criticism, she deleted the post and went to Twitter to explain, "Ok guys it was supposed to be a funny post.
"My bad if I offended anyone ! If you are my followers you know I'm all about lifting up people and being positive," she went on explaining. "being human I made a mistake ... Have beautiful blessed day."