Claws star Niecy Nash filed for divorce from her husband, Jay Tucker. The 49-year-old American comedian filed the legal documents on Thursday, 12th December, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles. As per the filing, the case was listed as "dissolution without minor children."
The news comes around two months after Nash and Tucker announced their separation. The husband and wife of eight years, Nash and Tucker, released a joint statement announcing their split. The statement released on social media read:
We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have. Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage.
Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share-present tense. Thank you all out there for your support of us as a couple over the last eight years. We are grateful.
Nash and Tucker, an electrical engineer, got married in May 2011. They exchanged their vows in front of their family and friends at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu.
Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker started dating after Nash's divorce from her first husband in 2007. After a few years-long relationship, Nash and Tucker got engaged in September 2010. Before their engagement, Tucker announced their plans to get married at a weekend party to guests, including Nash's former DWTS partner, Louis van Amstel.
After that, Tucker surprised his then-girlfriend by popping the question with a diamond engagement ring on his hand. Following the engagement, Nash told ET News,
I cannot believe that God has been this kind that he would gift me this man. Falling in love was the easy part, planning a wedding-yikes!
The pair spent months planning their wedding and finally got married in an outdoor afternoon ceremony on 27th May 2011. They hosted a reception in a tent after their wedding.
Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Holly Robinson-Peete, and Sheryl Lee Ralph were the wedding guests. As per People, the guests stayed at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.
Nash and Tucker have any children during their eight years long marriage and over a decade long relationship.
Niecy Nash (nee Ensley) was in a longtime marital relationship with Don Nash. They got married in 1994, after which Niecy adopted her husband's last name Nash and went on to keep the name even after their divorce.
The couple gave birth to three children, Dominic Nash, Donielle Nash, and Dia Nash, in their more than one-decade-long relationship. After around 13 years from their marriage, Don and Niecey filed for divorce in June 2007.