Niecy Nash said she realized her husband, Jay Tucker, was the man for her when having him around made her life better.
“Quite honestly, when I did ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ every time I came off that stage, he was in my trailer with champagne and a foot rub. Then, I just started to notice that in every area of my life, he made it better,” she told Wendy Williams. “It was just better because he was there.”
Niecy, Jay, her three children, his one son and Niecy’s mother are all stars of the new TLC reality series, “Leave It to Niecy.”
On the series, viewers can witness how a blended family works as Niecy tries to balance her wifely duties, motherhood and her career.
Niecy, who introduced her friend Sherri Shepherd to her hubby Lamar Sally, was married once before, but didn’t give up on love.
“I’m in love with love and I want everybody to have it. It is the one thing that we were created for, but we have such a difficult time figuring it out,” Niecy said.
She encourages other 40-somethings looking for love to keep looking.
“This is my second go ‘round. I was married once before for 16 years,” said Niecy, whose ex sometimes appears on her reality show. “I just put on a tight pair of Spanx and got back out there.”
Niecy, who also hosts a relationship-themed web series, has some advice for women looking to settle down.
“I always tell people, date for your priority, not for your preference. That’s when you’re ready to settle down. Fine ain’t gonna do nothing if those bills ain’t paid,” she said.
See photos from "Leave It to Niecy" below.
—Tracy L. Scott