Niecy Nash has filed for divorce after two months of separation from her husband of eight years, Jay Tucker.
According to TMZ, the 49-year-old actress and comedian ended her marriage with her second husband due to the strain of living in different cities as well as tensions over her graphic sex scenes on the TNT show Claws and cosmetic surgery she underwent.
The couple was married during a TLC-televised lavish ceremony in Malibu in May 2011.
In an Instagram post shortly after the Daily Mail published an initial story about the couple filing for divorce in October, Nash confirmed that her and Tucker were better off as friends rather than lovers.
“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,” Nash captioned the post. “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.”
A source close to Nash told the Daily Mail after Nash underwent cosmetic surgery to change her body for Claws, the drama began. “Niecy got a brand new body right before she went to film Claws down in New Orleans, and that’s when their troubles began.
“Jay was really uncomfortable with her graphic sex scenes on the show, and that made their problems worse,” the source added. “They were living in two different cities, and Jay expressed he didn’t like his wife being in New Orleans while he was in LA.”
Nash was married to her first husband, pastor Don Nash, for 13 years before they divorced in 2007.