Niecy Nash Dishes On Her ‘Hersband’ & Hosting ‘The Masked Singer’


Actress Niecy Nash recently filled in for Nick Cannon on The Masked Singer while he recovers from COVID. She dished about hosting the show and even gave insight on her love life on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Niecy Nash Reveals Why She Calls Jessica Betts Her ‘Hersband’

Niecy and Ellen started off the interview talking about how her 21-year-old daughter Dia hilariously told her she wants to be the next ‘Bachelorette.’ “If you tell Ellen, somehow I know it’ll happen,” Dia told Niecy before her taping on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.


Ellen also congratulated Niecy for getting married in August 2020. “I broke the internet” she yelled with a smile. Niecy married Jessica Betts whom she refers to as her “hersband.” The pair were friends for about four and a half years before realizing they had feelings for each other. Their relationship was kept under wraps to the public up until announcing they were married.

“A lot of people say that, like, ‘Oh, you came out!’ and I say, ‘Well, from out of where?'” Niecy said about her marriage to a woman coming as a surprise to some people. “I wasn’t anywhere to come out of. I wasn’t living a sexually repressed life when I was married to men, I just loved them when I loved them. And now I love her.”

Her daughter made her watch a program that talked about identifying as different labels. “It was a thousand different things you could have called yourself,” Niecy said. “But when I got through watching it she was like ‘Well what are you,’ and I said ‘confused.'”

She Also Raved About Filling In As Host On Fox’s Hottest Show

Niecy was awesome filling in as host during the Season 5 premiere of The Masked Singer. Nick is set to rejoin the show in the second half of the season. She teased what’s to come on Fox’s hit show. Check out our weekly recap show to learn the identity of The Raccoon after the exciting season premiere.

“Fans of this show are going to love this season,” she said. “I was standing up there and every time somebody came out and stood next to me with the big head and the whole costume, I just peered into the eyes and I was like ‘did we date?'” She proceeded to say that she feels like a lot of the celebrities underneath the masks are going to end up being people that she knows.

“Even if I’m wrong, I’m going to tell you 10 reasons why I came up with that answer,” Niecy said about making her own guesses on the show. She previously served as a guest judge on the judging panel.


Another thing that may surprise you this season is that notoriously bad guesser Ken Jeong is actually going to be right for once. “I am proud of him this season because I feel like he stepped up,” Niecy said and hinted that Ken might correctly guess some celebrity identities.


Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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