The lovebirds tied the knot in a secret ceremony on 29 August, two years ago and now proudly show off their deep affection for each other.
Nash recently opened up about how her wife is her “connective tissue” whose support pulls her through her demanding days.
Niecy Nash Praises Wife Jessica Betts For Her Support
Nash recently opened up to ET about how she faces a full workload, but her wife’s support helps her manage it all. She said:
“I try to eat the elephant one bite at a time. The thing that really restores me is having that connective tissue with my spouse.”
The new host of Fox’s “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” which also stars Betts, spoke of a time on the set of the program when she was exhausted from working all day. She recalled:
“My energy was low, and I remember she pulled me to the side and said, ‘I’m gonna need you to pull up. You gotta finish strong. You got this… Imma rub your feet when we get home. You got it. Come on.'”
Instances like those above helped the “Never Have I Ever” actress persevere. She said, “Having that support — that’s the thing that kinda helps me when I’m having a hard day.”
Love is a two-way street that Nash takes to show up for her partner. She shared that she helped co-direct Betts’ most recent musical release.
The “Clean House” alum spoke on their creative collaborations, saying, “We find our cruising altitude, and we have a lot of fun doing it. We love working together.”
The lovebirds also partnered on “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” where Betts plays in the host’s band. Nash sweetly detailed their working experience, gushing:
“I love it because I like to flirt with her, but she takes her job so seriously, so every time I was like, wanting to play with her on camera, she was very stoic and like, ‘We are not doing this here, I am at work.'”
“Claws” Star And Wife Become First Same-Sex Couple On Essence Cover
Nash and Betts’s decision to choose love over all else earned them the title of Essence magazine’s first same-sex couple to grace their cover.
The Blast disclosed that the couple spoke to Essence about falling for each other after swearing off marriage for good and later having an intimate backyard wedding in California’s Ventura County.
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Nash said that gender is the least of her attraction and she remains captivated by her partner’s most beautiful soul. She noted that after experiencing Betts soul, she could not imagine going through life without it.
The 52-year-old continued, “we can be around each other, work together and hang out all day. If there was a 25th hour, we would be right up in it.”
The lovebirds left for the airport to begin their honeymoon plan of “making love all around the world” two days after their wedding.
Only Nash’s family and close friends knew she was married to a woman ten years younger, so she hatched a plan to avoid backlash if the news was not well received.
The couple aimed to post the same wedding photo as their plane was about to take off, switch their phones to airplane mode, and escape into a technology-free paradise in Mexico.
Unexpectedly, Nash found out her passport had expired at the airport. Her best friend Ava DuVernay suggested that she and Betts drive to Santa Barbara instead.
On their road trip, the spouses held hands, prayed, and uploaded their infamous wedding picture. Nash did not expect the photo to set the internet ablaze.
The “Claws” actress recalled that many people believed that the posted photos were for a film or some form of a promotion featuring them. She explained:
“They started calling everybody, and we were like, ‘This is insane.’ I never knew where you lay your head is such a big deal to other people. I was like, ‘People care?'”
Betts added that her partner was shocked by people’s responses to their posts. She explained that though she anticipated some chatter, she did not expect to “break the internet.”