Surprise! Niecy Nash reveals wedding to singer Jessica Betts and shares photo with fans

Surprise! Niecy Nash is a married woman once again.

The “Claws” star took to social media on Monday to reveal that she and singer Jessica Betts have married. 

“Mrs. Carol Denise Betts,” Nash captioned an Instagram photo of herself and Betts holding hands and smiling. In the photo, Nash wears a white wedding gown with a long veil flowing behind her, while Betts dons a button-down dress shirt, pants, sneakers, vest and tie.

“#LoveWins,” Nash added, along with a ring emoji. Betts shared the same photo on her Instagram, writing, “I got a whole Wife.”

According to the Los Angeles Times and Out magazine, the marriage announcement is the first time Nash has come out publicly as part of the LGBTQ community.

USA TODAY has reached out to Nash’s reps for further comment.

The news comes less than a year after Nash announced that she and husband Jay Tucker were divorcing.

Nash also took to her Instagram Story Monday to share a photo of Betts with her arm around her. The actress added the hashtag “#PlotTwist” along with a rainbow emoji.

In another Instagram post Monday, Betts shared her 2018 love song “Catch Me,” writing “C A U G H T” with a ring emoji. In the song, Betts croons about wanting someone to catch her when she falls:

I’ve lost my heart
And many people before
Just as I thought
And I just don’t want it anymore
When I take flight
Away right now
Will you catch me
Before the air lets out

Betts sang the song with Nash on the set of “Claws,” where the singer had a role during the Season 2 finale. In one of Betts’ Instagram posts from 2018, Nash wears a wedding dress for her costume as Betts accompanies her on the guitar. Nash was still married to Tucker at the time, whom she wed in 2011. In a joint statement, the star announced the couple’s separation in October 2019. Their divorce was finalized in March. 

“I want to give a special shout to @niecynash1,” Betts captioned the 2018 video. “This woman of God, I’m honored and blessed in her presence. She’s anointed and appointed.”

Several celebrities left comments on Nash’s post, sharing their congratulations and excitement for the newlyweds.

“YASSSSSS!!!!!” wrote Halle Berry. “Bless this beautiful union!!”

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson wrote that she was “so happy” for Nash.

“May God bless your beautiful union!” wrote director Ava DuVernay. “Love you!”

“American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson wrote that she loved Nash “so much,” which she emphasized with a slew of heart and hands emojis.

“You look GORGEOUS!” Mindy Kaling wrote. “Congratulations!! So much love to you both!”

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Nash opened up about seeking happiness in a speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in February.

“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.”

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