“Insecure” actor Jay Ellis has secured a way off the streets with his beautiful wife!
The actor – who portrayed Payback in “Top Gun: Maverick” – walked down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend and actress, Nina Senicar, in a Tuscany villa surrounded by vineyards.
Ellis celebrated the life-defining moment with a heartwarming Instagram photo of him and his newlywed wife staring at one another lovingly.
Jay Ellis Promises His New Bride Nina Senicar Forever
Ellis and Senicar have been together for five years, so it was no shock when the “Top Gun: Maverick” star announced their wedding with the post.
The newlyweds opted for custom-made Dolce & Gabbana fits, with Ellis in a cranberry-colored tuxedo with peak lapels and a silk satin trim over a white button-up shirt.
His wife looked pretty as a picture in her strapless white gown with a bustier and thigh-high slit, bringing attention to her legs and white satin strappy sandals.
For her hair, the Serbian actress opted to pull it back in a low ponytail that showed off her diamond stud earrings.
The snapshot showed the twosome walking hand-in-hand down an unpaved road filled with greenery.
The picture came with a simple and short caption that included the wedding date and “per sempre” – an Italian phrase that translates to “forever.”
Although fans liked the pictures over 100k times, they could not gush over and congratulate the newlyweds in the comment section as Ellis kept it closed.
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This hurdle did not prevent fans from going to other social media platforms to celebrate the couple who had to cancel their nuptials twice before.
Following their January 2019 engagement, the pair planned to get married on July 9 at the Villa Mangiacane in Tuscany’s San Casciano.
However, they had to call off the ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic that kept people indoors. Speaking to Vogue about the decision, Senicar said:
“Like everyone else in the world, we weren’t sure how widespread it would be or how long any of it would last, so we had to cancel everything.”
The two welcomed their first child together – a daughter, Nora Grace – in November 2019 and then set a new date for July 2021.
Unfortunately, the wedding had to be postponed for the second time when they suffered a family loss that kept them away from their home for “about eight or nine months.” Eventually, they settled for July 9, 2022.
Despite the changes in dates, the pair never lost sight of their nuptials taking place in Italy as it was their first vacation location together.
Another interesting fact is how the lovebirds met and how they were joined. In 2015, their mutual friend and creative director, Tony Mancilla facilitated their meeting in a Los Angeles bar.
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The multiple postponements might have been responsible but it was revealed that Mancilla had to go through the process of getting ordained in other to join the amazing couple.
The “Escape Room” Actor Enjoyed His Time On “Insecure”
In May, The Blast reported that Ellis made his first appearance at the CultureCon Atlanta 2022 event, where he disclosed the reason he thought his role on “Insecure” was “significant” to its viewers.
During a chat with a media outlet, the 40-year-old said he was proud that people could connect to him whenever he played a character. He loved it even more when people walked up to him and expressed their anger at his character, Lawrence.
Ellis further revealed that his time on the HBO series was “obviously magical and just an experience I’ll never forget.” He added the entire experience made him feel like “the luckiest kid in the world.”
He also acknowledged the cultural concept behind the award-winning show and noted the reason for the production’s narratives as regards culture when he explained:
“One of the things we’ve always talked about is it’s culture’s place to tell us what the show means to the culture, not ours. We just wanted to tell stories that resonated with folks like us and made people feel like their story was being told. And the rest is icing on the cake.”
The show aired for five years and ended last December to the shock of its many viewers, particularly those within the Black community.