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Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts Are Essence Mag's 1st Same-Sex Couple Cover Stars

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Can you say history makers?

Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts are looking STUNNING as the first same-sex couple to appear on the cover of Essence magazine for their Black Women in Hollywood Issue.

“Thank you Essence for choosing the Betts as your FIRST same-sex couple to cover your magazine” Nash wrote on her Instagram, celebrating the accomplishment.

The cover story, written by Demetria L. Lucas, talks about the couple’s relationship, what it was like for Nash coming out, and what it’s like for the couple to live their "Betts Life," as the couple loves to hashtag their regularly-posted PDA pics.

When asked why they post so many pictures of their relationship, Betts said it’s just because they’re so in love, and they want to share it. “If there’s an agenda, it’s that we’re going to spread queer joy,” she said. “The world needs it. Real talk.”

The interviewer also asked Nash what it was like being with a woman for the first time after being with men previously, asking if she knew what to do. “I didn’t! But I was with somebody who did,” Nash replied, with Betts adding, “that’s right!”

“Jessica, tell Demetria about your better half,” Nash added. “Is she a quick learner?”

“Very quick,” Betts smiled.

“Boom! An A Student,” Nash said.

“A+,” Betts added.

Nash surprised fans when she announced that she had gotten married to a woman, musician Jessica Betts, in August of 2020. She posted the happy news on Twitter, showing off a gorgeous wedding picture and announcing herself as “Mrs. Carol Denise Betts” (her legal name is Carol Denise).

The cover reveal comes just one day after Nash celebrated her birthday, posing in a floral bikini and birthday tiara. We never get tired of seeing Black queer women winning!


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