Garcelle Beauvais fights hard to keep her three sons safe. Oliver Saunders, who is now 31 years old,

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was born to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's ex-husband, the producer Daniel Saunders, in 1991.

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he couple got a divorce in 2000. Then, in 2001, she married CAA agent Michael Nilon, and in 2007 they had twin boys, Jax Joseph Nilon and Jaid Thomas Nilon,

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who are now 14 years old. In 2011, they got a divorce after Beauvais found out that Nilon was having an affair.

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At the time, Beauvais told PEOPLE, "My focus right now is on my kids and getting over the pain."

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In 2012, the author of Love Me as I Am wrote a blog post for People about her wish to have children.

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As much as I love what I've done as an actress so far, I have to say that being a mom, with all of its challenges and rewards, has been the best role of my life,

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"Beauvais wrote, adding that she was the youngest of seven children and that her mother has 25 grandchildren.

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"I've always wanted to have kids, and when I dreamed about my future, I saw myself having a boy first and then a girl after that—the perfect nuclear family,"

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she said. We can't always get what we want, though. But I have to say that I was very lucky. "

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