Garcelle Beauvais opened up about her life, including past romances, in her new memoir, Love Me As I Am. In the book, Garcelle detailed meeting and dating then-Bulls superstar Michael Jordan.
Garcelle explained she met Jordan on a photo shoot, writing, “I was impressed by how tall and handsome he was. He took me on a golf date after the shoot and showed me how to hold a club properly and swing.” She then revealed that she turned down Jordan’s invitation to a trip to Hawaii, writing, “Like a naive little girl, I was ‘clutching my pearls’ and shocked by the idea of going to Hawaii with a man I had just met.” Garcelle then admitted, “I blew that one!”
Garcelle also recently spoke about her romance with her “Fresh Prince” co-star Will Smith, revealing that they went out a few times, but the relationship didn’t last. While speaking about the relationship ending, Garcelle detailed calling Smith, who answered the speakerphone while he was in the car with his ex-wife Sheree Zampino and their son, Trey.
“I remember one day calling him and he was in the car. And his son, with Sheree, [they] were in the back. So you know, he picked up on the car or Bluetooth or whatever it was back in the day, or speakerphone — whatever it was — and he said, ‘Hey how are you doing?’ And I said, ‘I’m great.’
“And I heard this little voice in the background go, ‘Is that Miss Jada?’ And that’s when I was like okay — I’m not the only one. Exit stage left. If a kid knows somebody then that person’s a little bit more important, right?!”