Niecy Nash came out with her marriage to musician Jessica Betts

It’s nice to get some good news in this tough week. Niecy Nash recently came out when she announced her marriage to her long-time friend and now wife, musician Jessica Betts.

Niecy, who brought in her 50th earlier this year with a semi-nude photo shoot, announced tying the knot via Instagram on Monday. She stated, “Love Wins All,” and added the hashtag #PlotTwist with a rainbow emoji at the top of the pic. The couple had their wedding outside under a large tree with several guests, including Ava Duvernay, attending. Actor Colman Domingo of Fear The Walking Dead officiated. It would also seem that Niecy took her wife’s surname announcing that she was now Mrs. Carol Denise (her birth name) Betts. Niecy’s filed for divorce in December from her second husband, Tucker, whom she was married to for eight years. Fans and celebrity friends sent messages congratulating the couple via social media. People covers the story:

“Mrs. Carol Denise Betts 💍 @jessicabettsmusic #LoveWins🌈 📸 @robertector,” Nash, 50, captioned a photo of herself and Betts walking hand-in-hand down the aisle. (Carol Denise is Nash’s given name.)

Betts also celebrated the union, writing, “I got a whole Wife 👽💍 @niecynash1 #Bettsofbothworlds #LoveWins.”

The pair wed in an outdoor ceremony, saying “I do” underneath a tree that was adorned with flowers.

Nash additionally shared Betts’ “Catch Me” song on her Instagram Story, which she followed with a photo of the pair standing side-by-side.

“#PlotTwist,” Nash wrote atop the photo with a rainbow emoji.

[From People]

Some of the messages from the queer community on Twitter were hilarious. Many of Niecy’s queer fans were tweeting how, if they would have known that they had a chance, they would have risked it all. I also love how many came out in support of the marriage and how wonderful most people were being about the news.

I was definitely shooketh when I saw the announcement on my Twitter feed. It was a ray of happiness after grieving the loss of Chadwick all weekend. I love the fact that Niecy was open to whatever form or package love came to her and went for it. To me that is inspiration and the epitome of a love story. Love truly does win in this scenario and I am wishing her and Jessica much happiness.

Here are some of the tweets from fans and friends congratulating the couple:

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Best wishes to them.

    I was really looking forward to this season of CLAWS to get me through summer lockdown but they had to suspend filming due to Covid19. If you haven’t seen it, CLAWS is an over the top, fun binge.

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      My sister loves CLAWS and recommended it to me. I have plans to check it out soon. I loved Niecy on Reno 911!

      Congrats to such a beautiful couple! They look so happy and I’m glad the world is changing in the direction where more people can be open with their love.

  2. GR says:

    Congrats to the happy couple!
    And oh my god Niecy has good taste!

  3. outofthecloset says:

    Super super happy for them both. And I’m so glad to live in a moment when Niecy can feel safe and happy coming out.

  4. Angela says:

    Awwwwww u swear so sweet

    Side note I don’t know if yall know about lesbian tiktok but I love it. I am questioning alot about my life though they are all so pretty

  5. TIFFANY says:

    This is like the all Black revival of Imagine Me and You.

    Instead of Jessica being the florist at Niecy’s wedding, she was the singer.

    Now I wanna watch Imagine Me and You.

    Congrats Niecy and Jessica.

    • ab says:

      Yes! I forgot about that movie, it was cute!

      Love and congratulations to Niecy and her fine as hell new wife 😍

  6. BnLurkN4eva says:

    Congrats to them. We are living in a duality. It’s really is the best of times and the worst of times right now, isn’t it? Not too long ago, this wouldn’t be celebrated though the world didn’t feel so scary (to me). Now this is openly celebrated and some days I’m afraid to leave the house or even turn on the news.

    Again, Congratulations to them. I love Claws.

  7. My3cents says:

    Finally some good news with all these shootings and raging racists. A much needed ray of sunshine!

  8. Betsy says:

    I saw this and thought how wonderfully happy they both look. Blessings!

  9. Catmom says:

    I’ve loved Neicy since that yard sale/hoarder show (for the life of me, I can’t remember the name) And Reno 911 back in the aughts. I’m so happy for her.

    • josephine says:

      Clean House!! I loved her on that as well – you just knew that she would be terrific in tv/movies just from that hosting gig.

      • Tiffany says:

        Her one episode arc on Monk was something special. My favorite episode of that series.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        I watched Monk during lockdown and I loved that episode. She was having none of Monk’s nonsense and he really couldn’t get away with anything with her. so funny, yeah it was among my favorite episodes of the show.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too! She was always funny but caring on that show. I’ve been a fan of hers since then too, and have been thrilled to see her career really take off. I only saw the first season of Claws but enjoyed it and need to catch up.

      Congrats to the beautiful couple!

      • ClaireB says:

        Yes, loved her on both Reno 911! and Clean House. She always puts out such good energy. Congratulations to her!

  10. tealily says:

    Yay!! Love her and happy for her. But what does it mean that she’s “filed for divorce” from her husband. Can she get remarried if the divorce hasn’t been finalized? Or was that just a mis-phrasing?

  11. Ann says:

    I love Niecy! I was so happy when I saw her post on Instagram. And this is such a well written story. Such a lovely description of a beautiful couple. Very happy news!

  12. manda says:

    I love Neicy! I love when she sings

  13. nicegirl says:

    Gorgeous happiness!!!

  14. Geeena says:


    Just happy to read a beautiful piece of news.

  15. Lindy says:

    She and her wife both look radiantly happy, don’t they?! Adorable–and some good news is such a good thing these days.

  16. WhyAmIBeingCensored says:

    So good after the grief of Chadwick!!
    And Niecy is so beautiful in that dress! Lucky Jess, Lucky Niece Love and light to them for all time