Exclusive: Garcelle Beauvais Says Everyone Should 'Celebrate' Getting Older, Declares She's 'Proud To Be Here'
Even though Garcelle Beauvais is in her fifth decade, she is embracing it, rather than cringing at her age.
"I think what I have learned now is that as you get older, you’re much more comfortable with who you are. You’re not going to change, it’s too late to change, so I think what I have learned is getting older is not bad," the 54-year-old exclusively tells Morning Honey while promoting her partnership with TENA, a popular female health, and incontinence brand. "It’s a good thing, and I think we should celebrate that and not be embarrassed about our age or what is happening with our bodies and the changes in our bodies."
She continues, "I mean, that is evolution, right, and I am proud of it! I am proud to be here and to have an amazing platform to be able to talk about these things so other women feel comfortable."
The brunette beauty is loving this time in her life "because I feel like we're [aging] much more gracefully."
"Would I have liked to have my abs when I was 20? Absolutely! I would have loved that. Right now, I would be wearing a crop top for the summer, but wisdom and knowledge and being in your skin and knowing who you are, knowing what you will put up with, knowing what you won’t put up with, I think all of those things add to who you are," she says.
As for how the reality star feels confident, she is "trying to work out more" and "drink lots of water."
Additionally, Beauvais learned that self-care is so important — especially when she was staying home amid the pandemic.
"Just even going into my room and closing the door for 20 minutes and just having quiet was sort of a way to take care of myself. But like everybody else, you tend to keep going, 'What is next? What is next? What am I going to do next?' We sort of ran our bodies to the ground at times," she shares. "I think it’s important to [take care of] what is going on in your body – we are living longer, so therefore, we need to take care of our bodies for longer."
Now, the mom-of-three is on a mission to openly talk about women's issues, which is why she is such a big fan of TENA's message.
"We just want to keep it real, we want to talk about women’s health, we want to talk about what is happening and not make it so taboo that women can’t talk about aging or menopause or incompetence," she explains. "It’s really been great to have a company that wants to not only look out for women and women’s health, but to get us to talk about things that are considered taboo."
At the end of the day, the "Going to Bed with Garcelle" podcast host wants her followers to know that she is just like everyone else!
"I think for me, the more people that see I am relatable, I am a mom, those things are important to me because that is really truly who I am. I get to live a glamorous life and I get to do amazing things here and there, but I love being a mom, I love being with my friends and hanging out and being with my family – those are the important things to me," she says.