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Niecy Nash Says She Had Never Been with a Woman Before Marriage to Jessica Betts

Niecy Nash is appearing on Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk and she’s speaking out about her marriage to Jessica Betts after previously being married to two men.

Prior to her marriage announcement in August of 2020, Niecy had never addressed her sexuality.

The 51-year-old comedian and actress revealed she had “never been with a woman before” her relationship with Jessica.

Niecy filed for divorce from her husband Jay Tucker back in December 2019 after announcing their split in October. She was also previously married to Don Nash from 1994–2007.

She also revealed the reactions her three kids, Dia, 21, Donielle, 25, and son Dominic, 28, had.

“My daughters were like, ‘Wait what?’ ” she said. “My youngest daughter, she reminded me, she was like, ‘Wait a minute mom, are you the same mom that was like girl, I’m strictly dickly?’ And I was like, ‘Wah, wah. Like yeah, but no.’ And my son was like, ‘Wooow.’”

“A lot of people say that, like, ‘Oh, you came out!’ and I say, ‘Well, from out of where?’ You know what I mean?” she continued. “I wasn’t anywhere to come out of. I wasn’t living a sexually repressed life when I was married to men, I just loved them when I loved them. And now I love her.”

“[My marriage] has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul,” she added. “She is the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life.”

Niecy Nash Talks Falling in Love with 'Hersband' Jessica Betts, Talks Her Sexuality - Watch Now

Niecy Nash is opening up about her marriage to Jessica Betts!

The 51-year-old Claws actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her relationship with wife Jessica, while telling the host she calls Jessica her “hersband.”

While talking to Ellen, Niecy joked that she “broke the internet” when she announced that she had married a woman last year, but says that she doesn’t look at the revelation as a coming out.

“A lot of people say that, like, ‘Oh, you came out!’ and I say, ‘Well, from out of where?’ You know what I mean?” Niecy said of her sexuality. “I wasn’t anywhere to come out of. I wasn’t living a sexually repressed life when I was married to men, I just loved them when I loved them. And now I love her.”

Niecy and Jessica tied the knot back in August 2020. This is the third marriage for Niecy, who was previously married to Jay Tucker from 2011 to 2020 and Don Nash from 1994 to 2007.

Also during her interview, Niecy shared how she and Jessica were friends for years before they got romantically involved.

“We were probably friends for about four and a half years,” Niecy explained. “I was already divorced and we were still friends, and we went to go eat crabs.”

“Ah, that’s it. That’s the gay thing,” Ellen joked, before Niecy teased, “It’s a gateway people. If you don’t want this life, don’t go eat crabs.”

“Do not go to eat crabs with your friend,” Ellen responded. “That’s what will do it.”

If you missed it, Niecy Nash has a new daytime talk show in the works!

Niecy Nash Recites Wedding Vows in Wife Jessica Betts' 'Catch Me' Music Video - Watch!

Niecy Nash and wife Jessica Betts are celebrating their marriage!

The 50-year-old Claws actress appears alongside her new wife in Jessica‘s new “Catch Me” music video.

In the video, Niecy frolics in a stunning wedding gown while at the beach with Jessica.

The video also includes the newlyweds reciting their wedding vows, after tying the knot back in August.

“I promise to always love you and to always choose you. You are a testament to the magic that happens when your heart is opened,” Niecy says. “I will meet you there, wherever there is. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

“I’ve watched you pour into so many people, but now you’ve got somebody to pour into you. I’m going to pour into you,” Jessica vows. “You deserve nothing but happiness. Love you. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

Shortly after getting married to Jessica, Niecy explained why she doesn’t consider her wedding to be a “coming out.”

Niecy Nash Doesn't Consider Her Marriage to Jessica Betts a 'Coming Out'

Niecy Nash is opening up about her marriage to Jessica Betts, who she wed late last month.

The 50-year-old star chatted with People about her surprise ceremony and announcement, and shared that she doesn’t consider her marriage to be a coming out moment for her at all.

“I don’t feel like my marriage is my coming out of anywhere, but rather a going into myself and being honest about who I love,” Niecy told the magazine. “And I’m not limiting myself on what that love is supposed to look like.”

She continued, “I was not suppressing my sexuality my whole life. I love who I love. At one point in my life, I married twice and I love those people, and today I love this person. I’ve done everything I wanted to do on my own terms and my own way.”

Before marrying Jessica, Niecy was married to Don Nash for 10 years, and just recently, Jay Tucker. She and Jay‘s divorce was finalized in March of this year.

Niecy also talked about her relationship with Jessica blossomed into love.

“I loved her before I was in love with her because she is such a special human being,” she said. “But we began to see each other in a way we never had before. Sometimes you get so broken by love, you run from it. But I’ve learned that you should always hold space for magic because it can happen at any time.”

Just recently, Niecy was also invited to join The Academy alongside these other celebrities.

Niecy Nash Marries Musician Jessica Betts!

Niecy Nash is married to musician Jessica Betts!

The 50-year-old actress and comedian – known for her work on shows including Claws, Scream Queens, and Reno 911! – announced the wedding in a photo posted to her Instagram.

“Mrs. Carol Denise Betts 💍 @jessicabettsmusic #LoveWins🌈,” Niecy wrote on Instagram. If you don’t know, Niecy is a nickname and her real name is Carol. It appears from the caption that Niecy is taking her wife’s name!

“I got a whole Wife 👽💍 @niecynash1 #Bettsofbothworlds #LoveWins,” Jessica captioned the same photo on her page.

Niecy filed for divorce from her husband Jay Tucker back in December after announcing their split in October. She was also previously married to Don Nash from 1994–2007.

Niecy had not previously spoken about her sexuality before announcing this amazing news, so fans are taking this as her coming out moment. It’s unclear how long they have been together, but fans uncovered an Instagram that Jessica posted of the two of them together back in June of 2018! See it below.

Congratulations to Niecy and Jessica on this wonderful news!

You can see the wedding photo below, as photographed by Robert Ector.

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