The 51-year-old Claws actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her relationship with wife Jessica, while telling the host she calls Jessica her “hersband.”
While talking to Ellen, Niecy joked that she “broke the internet” when she announced that she had married a woman last year, but says that she doesn’t look at the revelation as a coming out.
“A lot of people say that, like, ‘Oh, you came out!’ and I say, ‘Well, from out of where?’ You know what I mean?” Niecy said of her sexuality. “I wasn’t anywhere to come out of. I wasn’t living a sexually repressed life when I was married to men, I just loved them when I loved them. And now I love her.”
Niecy and Jessica tied the knot back in August 2020. This is the third marriage for Niecy, who was previously married to Jay Tucker from 2011 to 2020 and Don Nash from 1994 to 2007.
Also during her interview, Niecy shared how she and Jessica were friends for years before they got romantically involved.
“We were probably friends for about four and a half years,” Niecy explained. “I was already divorced and we were still friends, and we went to go eat crabs.”
“Ah, that’s it. That’s the gay thing,” Ellen joked, before Niecy teased, “It’s a gateway people. If you don’t want this life, don’t go eat crabs.”
“Do not go to eat crabs with your friend,” Ellen responded. “That’s what will do it.”
If you missed it, Niecy Nash has a new daytime talk show in the works!