Niecy Nash and her husband of eight years may not have worked out, but that doesn’t mean she won’t still look out for him — including when it comes to dating.
The comedian shared where she and her soon-to-be ex-spouse Jay Tucker stand while at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City Nov. 11. And she says she and Tucker are not on the outs despite their marriage coming to an end.
“For me, for us, it’s easy, because we love each other,” the “Claws” actress disclosed to “Entertainment Tonight” Monday. “The love has just taken on a different form, but that’s always gonna be my friend. Always.”
Tucker and Nash met at a Labor Day party in 2009 and headed down the aisle two years later. The Malibu, California, ceremony and the moments leading up to it were chronicled in the TLC special, “Niecy Nash’s Wedding Bash” that year.
Yet by October 2019, the pair released a joint statement to Nash’s Instagram page announcing they’re getting a divorce.
“We believe in the beauty of truth,” read the memo. “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.”
That same gratitude extended to Nash’s recent remarks about Tucker, whom she said is deserving of love.
Nash said she’s not dating again at the moment, rather she’s “just over here drinking my water and healing.”
“I ain’t ready to put all this back on the block. It’s too much too soon,” she added before jokingly noting with a smile, “And I would have to interview any girl who’s gonna be on his block. I gotta make sure he’s taken care of.”
While the remark excited “ET,” Nash quickly added that the electrical engineer is “not ready either” to go courting.
“Y’all rushing us too much!” Nash exclaimed.
Nash’s marriage to Tucker ending follows the demise of her first marriage to Don Nash. The couple split in 2007 and share three children together. The actress does not have any children with Tucker.