*Niecy Nash is opening up about the backlash she received after announcing her separation from husband Jay Tucker after 8 years.
Nash says she caught a lot of heat when she shared the news on social media in October.
The “Claws” star said that at the time, “It was less about the divorce being painful, because I feel like when you get to a point where you both understand we were better friends than partners, we’re on the same page,” Nash says, per PEOPLE. “But when people don’t agree with that and they try to make you do what they want you to do, that’s the part where you kind of get out-of-order.”
Nash says much of the backlash came from fans who viewed her and Jay as #couplegoals.
“I wrote a book about love, and people were then on social media going, ‘Oh, so I guess all that stuff you put in that book didn’t work?’” she says. “I still believe every single thing I said in that book, but I also believe that sometimes for some people, forever ain’t forever, it’s for now.”
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Nash also wants the critics to know… “First of all, I’m a whole goal all by myself,” she says. “But I still think we could be couple goals on how we untether. There’s some people that if you say the name of their ex they would throw up in their mouths a little bit.” On the contrary, “We still love each other.”
Sources previously revealed to DailyMail.com that Niecy’s relationship with Jay had been rocky for two years.
The insider claimed Nash’s full-body surgery makeover and her “extreme career ambitions” caused major tension in the marriage.
“Niecy got a brand new body right before she went to film Claws down in New Orleans and that’s when their troubles began,” according to the source.
“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.”
While Nash is open to finding new love, “I don’t know that I necessarily need to be married,” she says.