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Niecy Nash surprised her fans on Monday by revealing that she had tied the knot to singer Jessica Betts.
“Mrs. Carol Denise Betts,” Nash captioned a photo of herself and Betts holding hands and smiling with her new wife. Nash dons a white wedding gown with a long veil, while Betts rocks a white button-down dress shirt, pants, sneakers, vest and tie.
The wedding announcement is the first time Nash has publicly confirmed herself as part of the LGBTQIA community.
In October 2019, Nash announced that she and Jay Tucker, her husband of 8 years, had filed for divorce. “We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have,” the joint statement read. “Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage.
The couple’s divorce was finalized this March.
In February, Nash opened up about her quest to find happiness during a speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.
“The untethering from my family’s beliefs, the internet’s expectations and my marriage ending caused me so much pain. … I’m about to take my 50th trip around the sun. I am the most grateful because I know myself better and more fully than I ever have before,” she said. “I let my daughters watch me work through the whole (divorce), because for them, I want them to get up every single day and choose themselves.”
It seems she has found her happiness. Congratulations, Niecy!