Niecy Nash felt it was about time to set the record straight about her past and current relationship when she appeared on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s “Red Table Talk” with her ‘hersband,’ Jessica Betts.
Nash said she’d “never been with a woman before” Betts, in an exclusive premiere clip obtained by People.
“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 terms and my way. So, my choice now in a partner has nothing to do with who I’ve always been. It’s a matter of who I am in this moment.”
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The 51-year-old’s children Dia, 21, Donielle, 25, and son Dominic, 28 were a bit surprised by the news of her marriage.
“My daughters were like, ‘Wait what?’ 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 d***ly?’ And I was like, ‘Wah, wah. Like yeah, but no.’ “
Nash added, “My son was like, ‘Wooow.’”
Claws star Nash said ‘I Do’ to talented singer Betts in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony last August. Nash shared photos of their nuptials that month on social media, with the caption, “Mrs. Carol Denise Betts” with the hashtag #LoveWins.”
The happy news was shared through their beautiful photos; the couple both dressed in white. Betts strut her stuff in a cream suit with no jacket and Nash wore a white lace gown.
Betts also shared a photo of their ceremony on Instagram and wrote, “I got a whole Wife @niecynash1 #Bestofbothworlds #LoveWins.”
The Reno 911 actress captioned another photo in her Instagram story “#PlotTwist” with a rainbow emoji.
Nash was married to Don Nash from 1994 to 2007. After their split, she and Jay Tucker got hitched in 2011. In December 2019, she and Tucker got divorced.
While some people felt this announcement was her ‘coming out’, Nash believes otherwise. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, she cleared the air.
“A lot of people say that, like, ‘Oh, you came out!’ and I say, ‘Well, from out of where?’ You know what I mean?” Nash 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.”