Niecy Nash and partner Jessica Betts make history as first queer couple on Essence cover

Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts, who have been married for nearly two years, have made history as the first queer couple to cover Essence magazine.

They graced the cover of Essence’s March/April 2022 issue, officially becoming the first same-sex couple to do so.

“Making H E R S T O R Y” Nash, 52, wrote on Instagram, celebrating the historic cover. “Thank you @essence for choosing The Betts as your FIRST same sex couple to cover you [sic] magazine!”

In the new issue, which hits newsstands on March 1, Nash and Betts open up about their love story.

Niecy, who had been married twice to two men, before marrying Jessica, a woman, told Essence: “The least of my attraction is gender.

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