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Niecy Nash insists she wasn't "coming out" of the closet when she exchanged vows with stud lesbian singer, Jessica Betts.

The 50-year-old actress and comedian insists her relationship with Jessica has nothing to do with her gender.

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The Reno 911! star tied the knot with the singer, months after divorcing her 2nd husband Jay Tucker in March.

She announced her relationship status in a post on social media last month, revealing her new name.

"Mrs. Carol Denise Betts," she captioned an Instagram photo.

 

Niecy was also wed to Don Nash, the father of her three kids, from 1994 to 2007. Ironically, Jessica sang at Niecy's wedding when she exchanged vows with Tucker in 2011.

Jessica, 38, sang to Niecy when she guest-starred on an episode of Claws in 2018.

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Now Niecy reveals she never hid her sexuality and she isn't "coming out" of the closet because she was never in one.

"(My marriage) has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul," Niecy tells People magazine. "She is the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life."

Niecy, Carol Denise Ensley, stopped short of admitted she is bisexual.

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"I was not suppressing my sexuality my whole life," she said. "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. 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."

And Niecy doesn't consider her wedding announcement a "coming out" moment, adding, "It's rather a going into myself and being honest about who I love. And I'm not limiting myself on what that love is supposed to look like."

Niecy and Jessica first connected on social media in 2015, when Nash was married to Tucker.

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"(Jessica) and I were friends, but I never saw her as someone I would date," Nash recalls, recalling that she had a change of heart after the couple split. "But we began to see each other in a way we never had before."

Jessica is best known as the winner of Missy Elliott's Road to Stardom reality competition series in 2005.

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Niecy Nash is off the market. The 50-year-old comedic actress tied the knot with her lover of 2 years, singer Jessica Betts over the weekend.

Niecy posted a wedding photo on Instagram. She captioned the image "Mrs. Carol Denise Betts ... @jessicabettsmusic #LoveWins."

Jessica reposted the image on her IG account, captioning the image, "I got a whole Wife."

The announcement left bloggers wondering who Jessica is and how Niecy managed to keep her a secret for 2 years.
 

Jessica did make an appearance on the TV drama Claws in 2018.

It turns out there were hints all along, but some of us missed them because we've never heard of Jessica until today.

Nash was previously married to Don Nash for 13 years. They share three children.

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She split from her second husband Jay Tucker after 8 years of marriage. Their bitter divorce was finalized in March.

The surprise announcement leaves Niecy's fans wondering if this is all staged since Jessica has an album coming out. But a source close to the photographer confirmed the wedding was real.

Calls to Niecy's manager for comment were not returned.
 

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Niecy Nash revealed her failed marriage to second husband Jay Tucker in a post on Instagram on Wednesday. "We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have," they said in a joint statement. "Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share—present tense."

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Two months ago, the Emmy award-winning actress gave marriage advice that turned out to be terribly wrong - for her. In an interview with ESSENCE, the 49-year-old Pisces said today's modern woman should give her husband oral sex twice a day to keep him happy and out of other women's bedrooms.

 

"You can't be all things to every area of your life at all times. You just gotta make sure it's not the same thing that's falling through the cracks every time. And you gotta keep the sex game po-po-po-poppin' no matter what!" she said.

Nash also said married women should have their own bathrooms and find a hobby that they both liked.

Unfortunately, Nash's advice didn't work out for her. The mother of three discusses her failed marriage and her domestic violence nightmare in the next episode of Uncensored, airing Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/8C. only on TV One.
 

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