Niecy Nash opens up about her love story with musician Jessica Betts on Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Red Table Talk Wednesday.
Nash and Betts have been enjoying married life since announcing their wedding last August.
“I met the most beautiful soul that I had ever met in my entire life,” says Nash about Betts, whom she lovingly calls her “hersband.” “It was something that said, ‘I don’t want to be away from this energy.'”
The Claws actress admits she “never dated a woman” prior to Betts, whom she met via social media in 2015.
“I’ve dated men all my life too, married a couple of them. But it was the first time in my life I felt fully seen,” Nash says. “And it changed me.”
Nash says she understands people who have opposing views about her past marriages to men and her present marriage with a woman. “And what I say to that is I am everything you thought I was I just lay my head somewhere else. I can still act. I can host,” the Masked Singer host continues.
Nash also shares that her three adult children met Betts prior to them dating, though her mother, Margaret, is still learning to be “understanding” of her new relationship.
“A lot of people have said at the beginning Niecy Nash has finally come out and I said well come out of where? Because I wasn’t in anywhere,” clarified the 50-year-old. “I wasn’t living a sexually-repressed life. I loved the boys that I was with when I was with them and now this is who I love.”
This is Niecy Nash’s third marriage. She was married to engineer Jay Tucker from 2011 to 2019 and Pastor Don Nash from 1994 to 2007.
By Rachel George
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