What do you get a mom who has everything in the world? The basics!
That’s what Garcelle Beauvais plans to give girlfriend Halle Berry as a baby gift ESSENCE.com has exclusively learned.
“Like it’s going to need anything,” Beauvais laughed with joy when asked what’s the perfect gift to give Berry, who’s expecting her second child later this year. “Probably the essentials. Because I think when you can have everything, just the little things matter. I’ll probably put together a really good gift basket of things that normally people don’t give you but you need.”
The White House Down actress says she heard the pregnancy news and emailed Berry to talk about it. Their friendship recently blossomed into a business relationship. Berry volunteered to write the foreword in Beauvais’ upcoming children’s book, I Am Mixed, slated to be released later this summer.
Despite having a son in his 20s and young twins, Beauvais finds time to be creative between her TV shows and movies. “When I think of motherhood I think of exhaustion,” said Beauvais. “Being a mom is really important to me. It’s my most important job ever. At the same time, I still need to do me and still be creative. In a way I’ve sort of married the two.”