Actress Niece Nash on a new episode of Red Table Talk got candid about her love life and her past relationships.
Nash surprised many when she revealed in August 2020 that she’d tied the knot with Betts, after previously being married to two men, and having finalized her divorce from second husband Jay Tucker earlier in the year.
During the interview, she opened up on how she was too scared to leave her previous marriages for fear of being stigmatized.
“I come from a long, long line of women who felt like their identities were wrapped up in whether or not they had a man. Blind, crippled, crazy, married or lazy, get you one and keep one. It makes you validated to have a ‘him.’ So you put a lot of stock in that. It doesn’t really matter about your happiness,” she shared.
She said when she left, she actually left for her children “because I wanted them to see what real love looked like,”
She revealed that she’d never dated a woman before she sparked her relationship with Betts and her kids were surprised by their romance. “My daughters were like, ‘Wait what?!'” Nash recalled.
She was questioned on how she identified and she responded, “A lot of people have said, in the beginning, ‘Niecy Nash has finally come out,’ and I said, ‘Come out of where?’ I wasn’t in anywhere,” she said. “I wasn’t living a sexually repressed life. I loved the boys I was with when I was with them. Now this is who I love. I wasn’t living a lie or trying to make myself like a man. I liked him, I liked him real good.”
“If I had to label myself in this moment I would label myself with the term ‘free‘”.