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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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Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, & Janelle Monae Honor Their Friends at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon!

Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, and Janelle Monae hit the carpet while attending the 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday (February 6) at the Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The stars were all at the event to celebrate some of the most successful and inspiring black women in Hollywood!

No Time to Die‘s Lashana Lynch, When They See UsNiecy Nash, Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas, and Pose‘s MJ Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, and Janet Mock were all presented with awards during the annual event.

Some more stars who stepped out for the luncheon included Gabrielle Union, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, Aja Naomi King, Alfre Woodard, Eve, Dewanda Wise, Nafessa Williams, Naturi Naughton, Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardict, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Logan Browning, Gina Torres, Loretta Devine, Danielle Brooks, Garcelle Beauvais, Loni Love, Aisha Hinds, Tika Sumpter, and Jenifer Lewis.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Lanvin dress and Harry Kotlar earrings. Janelle is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress. Gabrielle is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress. Issa is wearing a Solace London dress. Yvonne is wearing Sergio Rossi shoes, and Lulu Dharma jewels. MJ is wearing a Halpern dress. Janet is wearing a Prada dress. Angelica is wearing a Celestino dress. Naturi is wearing a Jovani dress. Aja is wearing a Prabal Gurung outfit. Garcelle is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Ava is wearing Malone Souliers shoes and a Longchamp bag. Logan is wearing Tasaki jewelry. Danielle wore Kurt Geiger shoes. Eve wore Genny.

80+ pictures inside from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event… More Here! »

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Ava DuVernay & Jharrel Jerome Celebrate 'When They See Us' Win at Critics' Choice Awards 2020!

When They See Us is a winner!

The Netflix show took home the award for Best Limited Series at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 12) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ava DuVernay

On hand to accept the award was creator Ava DuVernay along with cast members Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash, John Leguizamo, and Asante Blackk.

Congrats to everyone involved in When They See Us!

15+ pictures inside of Ava DuVernay and the cast at the awards show…More Here! »

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Niecy Nash Files for Divorce From Husband Jay Tucker

Niecy Nash is making her split with Jay Tucker official, TMZ reports.

The 49-year-old comedian and her husband called it quits in late October.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Niecy Nash

Niecy filed the legal documents on Thursday (December 12) in Los Angeles.

The case is listed as “dissolution without minor children,” Us Weekly adds.

Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker were married for eight years. See their original split announcement here.

See more of the latest celebrity split news here.

READ MORE: Niecy Nash is Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The Weeknd & 'Uncut Gems' Cast Get Support from Travis Scott & More at Hollywood Premiere!

The Weeknd suits up to hit the carpet at the premiere of his film Uncut Gems held at The Dome at Arclight Hollywood on Wednesday (December 11) in Hollywood.

The 29-year-old “Heartless” hit-maker and actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett and Noa Fisher, as well as directors Benny and Josh Safdie and writer Ronald Bronstein.

In attendance to show their support for the film were The Weeknd‘s friends Travis Scott and Young Thug, as well as Danielle Haim, King Princess, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Middleditch, Niecy Nash and Rob Schneider.

That same evening, Julia Fox made her debut late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where she talked about making her first movie Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers – Watch the interview here!

READ MORE: Emily Ratajkowski Writes ‘F-ck Harvey’ on Her Arm at ‘Uncut Gems’ Movie Premiere Amid Weinstein’s Settlement with Victims!

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Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, & Kerry Washington Go Glam for THR's Women in Entertainment Gala 2019

Charlize Theron walks the white carpet alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington as they arrive at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2019 Women in Entertainment Gala on Wednesday (December 11) at Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

The actress all stepped out looking super chic as they showed their support for their fellow women in entertainment.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Charlize Theron

Other stars in attendance included John Legend, Connie Britton, Chelsea Handler, Olivia Wilde and her Booksmart star Kaitlyn Dever, Sophia Bush, journalist Ronan Farrow, Mindy Kaling, True Blood actress Anna Paquin, and Suits actress Abigail Spencer.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Givenchy suit and Anita Ko jewelry. Eva is wearing an outfit by Victoria Beckham. Kerry is wearing a Brock Collection dress, a Kendra Scott earring and ring, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Mindy is wearing an outfit by Tory Burch. Olivia is wearing a Michael Kors jumpsuit, Tabitha Simmons shoes, and Foundrae jewelry while carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Kaitlyn is wearing a Miu Miu dress.

READ MORE: Charlize Theron Accidentally Flashes Everyone While Celebrating SAG Awards Nominations!

25+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for the event…More Here! »

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