01 September 2020 18:33
Niecy Nash married Jessica Betts (Instagram) Niecy Nash has come out in the best way possible: by introducing her new wife to the world. The acclaimed actress, 50, who divorced her husband last year, announced her marriage to Jessica Betts on Instagram with a beautiful picture of their wedding. "Mrs Carol Denise Betts," Nash captioned the post, using her full legal name, along with an emoji of an engagement ring and the hashtag #LoveWins. The Claws star has never spoken publicly about her sexuality in the past, but in another post wrote "Plot twist!" along with an emoji rainbow. Niecy Nash comes out as queer and marries her wife in one fell swoop.
The happy couple were congratulated by famous friends including Lena Waithe and Sarah Paulson. "Congrats Niecy Nash!!! Sending y'all so much love!!!" Waithe wrote. Niecy Nash and her new wife Jessica Betts had posted about each other on social media in the past, but had never explicitly commented on the nature of their relationship. Betts, a singer-songwriter who won the reality competition The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in 2005, performed at Nash's second wedding to Jay Tucker in 2011.
In 2017, the Scream Queens star opened up about her relationship with religion in an interview with Pride Source, and said she believes it's possible to be pro-LGBT+ and religious. ACTRESS and comedian Niecy Nash recently married singer and musician Jessica Betts in a surprise ceremony. Niecy and Jessica, who have seemingly known each other for years according to social media, announced their marriage on August 29 on Instagram. 5 Happy newlyweds Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts Credit: @robertector Who is Niecy Nash? Carol Denise "Niecy" Nash is an American comedian, actress, and television host. She's best known for her appearances on Clean House, Reno 911 and Claws. She was previously married to Jay Tucker and Don Nash and has three children. In October 2019, 50-year-old Niecy and Jay announced their divorce after eight years of marriage. 5 Niecy and Jay were married for eight years Credit: Getty Images "Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share - present tense." 5 Niecy has three children from a previous relationship Credit: Getty Images - Getty "Thank you all out there for your support of us as a couple over the last eight years. Who is her wife Jessica Betts and how old is she? Jessica Betts is a musician from Chicago. 5 Niecy and Jessica have previously worked together Credit: Getty Images She has previously worked with Niecy in 2018 on an episode of her hit series Claws. At the time, the comedian shared a behind-the-scenes video from the episode to her Instagram. 5 The pair have seemingly known each other for years Credit: Instagram Jessica boasts 68,000 Instagram followers and regularly uploads clips of her music and performances. Betts' age is not known. Niecy surprised fans by announcing her marriage to Betts on Instagram a year after she divorced ex-husband Jay. She captioned the picture of the ceremony, "Mrs. Carol Denise Betts. What else has Niecy Nash starred in? Niecy is an Emmy-award winning actress. Niecy hosted the Style Network show Clean House from 2003 to 2010. On Jessica's Instagram, the artist wrote, "Got a whole Wife @niecynash1 #Bettsofbothworlds #LoveWins." According to social media, the two may have known each other as long as four years, with the pair having interacted on Instagram in 2016. Comedian Niecy Nash has announced her marriage to singer Jessica Betts. Nash posted a photo of the wedding ceremony, showing the beaming, newly married couple, on social media on Monday. Referring to herself by her given name, Carole Denise, the Claws star captioned the photo "Mrs Carol Denise Betts", suggesting that she intends to take her wife's last name. Betts shared the same image on her Instagram account, with the caption: "I got a whole wife." Nash also posted a picture of herself with her wife on her Instagram story, along with the hashtag #PlotTwist. Betts and Nash weren't officially known to be a couple prior to the wedding announcement, though they have posted affectionately about each other on social media in the past. Nash was previously married to Don Nash, with whom she has three children, then to Jay Tucker. Among them is Ava DuVernay, the creator and director of When They See Us, in which Nash played in 2019, earning an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. "I love you, friend," DuVernay tweeted in response to Nash's announcement.