*Niecy Nash is not only celebrating her 50th birthday and living her best life, but homegirl is taking it a step further and “living my blessed life,” she says.
And to celebrate how good things are going for the actress, who’s currently filming the 4th and final season of TNT’s his how “Claws,” Nash and PEOPLE hooked up to showcase her 50th birthday with a semi-nude photoshoot. Why? Well, why not? After all, she just went through a difficult transition.
“I was coming up on my 50th trip around the sun, and I was like, ‘We need to document this. I want to take some pictures and really cement this occasion,’” says Nash.
The actress says the photo-shoot served as an expression of how she is feeling these days. Which, from what we can tell, is pretty damn good.
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|T R A N S P A R E N T • S E E | Tipping my hat to all those who don’t run from the truth or hide their pain. To those who have had to begin again over and over… I see you. I love. I am you. We got this! Taking my 50th trip around the sun happier than I’ve ever been! #50andWinning ?
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“I have never been better in my life,” she says. “There is something about knowing exactly who you are and curating a life that brings you joy every.
It’s been four months since Nash and her husband of eight years Jay Tucker, 53, announced on Instagram that they were ending their marriage last October, writing that they “are better friends than partners in marriage.”
While Nash, who was married once before, admits that the internet backlash she received from some followers, fans of their marriage and even her own family members was tough to deal with, she and her ex are in a great space and she’s happy to be where she is now.
“I felt I was becoming for a while,” she says, “and now the things that I was becoming, have manifest. I’m out of the cocoon. I’ve got my wings.”
The article goes on to note that Madame Nash’s newfound peace is about much more than her recent split. As a child she witnessed her mother get shot and lost her only brother to gun violence. She also dealt with a painful split from her first husband Pastor Don Nash, the father of her three children, Dia, 20, Donielle, 25, and son Dominic, 28.
She credits therapy (“I think it’s a gift we don’t give ourselves enough”) with getting her to where she is today.
“I’m not reborn because I got divorced. I’m reborn because I met myself at a different space and I unpacked all of my childhood trauma, all of the things that had gone unaddressed or unnoticed and decided to live my life in a different way.”
So nope, the last thing you’ll see from Niecy Nash is a pity party of any kind for any reason. She doesn’t have time ’cause she’s putting stuff in motion for her upcoming projects. She’s already signed on to two new Netflix projects and working on her own shapeware line.
Most of all, though, Niecy Nash is excited to distribute her positivity into the world.
“I really want women to feel good about themselves,” she says. “We have enough pressures walking out the front doors.”
If her positivity local transfer to other women and make them look like her, we’re all for it.