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Niecy Nash May Host Talk Show, Isn't Worried About Homophobia

Niecy Nash on a red carpet

Niecy Nash could be very well stepping into another chapter of her life and her career. The longtime comedic actress shocked the world with the announcement of her marriage to singer Jessica Betts. While Nash prefers not to refer to the news as a "coming out," it marked the first time she had been publicly linked to another woman. But there may be more news on the horizon. 

Though Nash has one more season of TNT's Claws, she could be set to host a daytime syndicated talk show soon as well. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Television Distribution is behind the project. They are also behind the recently launched The Drew Barrymore Show, as well as Judge Judy, Rachel Ray, Dr. Phil, and The Doctors.

If greenlit, Nash would join the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall, and Wendy Willimas who are all doing daytime talk shows at the moment.

The role won't be brand new for her though: Nash earned a Daytime Emmy for her hosting duties on Style Network's Clean House. Still, a show of her own name — as this is expected to be — could make her even more of a household name than she already is, possibly expanding her fan base.

That base of followers may have seen some changes recently, given the recent nuptials. Homophobia was evident in the comment section of her social accounts as she posted the photos from her wedding ceremony. But when asked about the dissenters, Nash responded in a comment.

“If I lost a fan because of who I love, then that wasn’t a real fan,” she wrote. “Who/how I love has nothing to do with my art. I’m still a skilled, Emmy-nominated, award-winning actress.”

And that's on PERIODT as the kid's say. 

As for Nash and Betts, they are still madly in love it seems. Betts, an accomplished musician in her own right, recently released a music video for her song "Catch Me," which features Nash in her wedding dress and reading what could be her wedding vows, as the intro.

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