She returned to the entertainment industry later that year as the host of the talk show Forgive or Forget, replacing television personality Mother Love halfway through the show's second season.
Ratings initially increased after Givens took over hosting duties, but the show garnered low ratings and was soon canceled.
Givens returned to feature films in Tyler Perry's Southern drama The Family That Preys (2008).
She also had a recurring role portraying a fictionalized version of herself on the CW comedy-drama The Game.
Later that year, she co-starred in the UPN sitcom Sparks, which series ended its run in 1998.
She also played Denise in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In 2007, Givens released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home. Her first marriage, to boxer Mike Tyson in 1988, drew considerable media attention as did their divorce the following year.
Her second marriage, to tennis instructor Svetozar Marinković in 1997, also lasted a year. In 2000, she gave birth to a second son fathered by her ex-boyfriend, tennis player Murphy Jensen.
The government had asked a federal court in Florida for a judgment against her on 39 assessments covering a span of eight years.
The divorce was finalized on Valentine's Day in 1989.
Newspapers reported that Givens received a divorce settlement of over million from her marriage to Tyson.
Additionally, she has had a recurring role on the TBS show Tyler Perry's House of Payne, and a guest role on USA Network's Burn Notice.
In addition to television and film roles, Givens has performed onstage.