Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Emmy award-winning actress Niecy Nash and her wife, singer Jessica Betts recently celebrated making history by becoming the first same-sex couple featured on ESSENCE’s cover. 

 

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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The “HERSband” and wife took to 1010 Wine and Events in Inglewood for a party marking the historic occasion.

They were joined by Niecy’s good girlfriends Sherri Shepherd and Kellee Stewart…

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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as well as Niecy’s brood; her son Dominic Nash and her daughters Donielle and Dia.

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy’s mom, Ms. Margaret Ensley was in attendance as well.

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Clearly, humor runs in the family.

Other attendees included Angelica Ross, Dr. Rachael Ross, Latrice Ross, August McQueen, Fresh, Bre-Z and her fiancee Chris Amore, Aisha Hinds, and Nneka Onuorah.

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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During the celebration, the ladies enjoyed a customized cake and photo booth.

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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As previously reported Niecy told ESSENCE that her attraction to Jessica was about the singer’s “soul”, not her gender.

“The least of my attraction is gender…What I was and am still attracted to is Jessica’s soul. She was the most beautiful soul I had ever met in my life. Now that I’ve experienced it, I can’t imagine going through life without it…”

She also expressed her initial fears about moving past a friendship into something more serious with Jessica.

“…Not only was it challenging for me to realize I’m having feelings for a woman that I’ve normally had for a man…but it was compounded by the fact that this is my friend. I thought, What I do not want to do is anything that would allow this person to not be in my life for the rest of my life. So I backed up. I was very afraid…”

Congrats to the happy couple!

Niecy Nash And Wife Jessica Betts Celebrate Their Essence Magazine Cover

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