No Filter: Simply the Betts! Happy First Anniversary to Niecy Nash, Jessica Betts, and the Greatest Day of Our Gay Lives

Welcome to No Filter! This is the place where I fill you in on all the celesbian gossip from Instagram!

This week, though, something more momentous than usual has happened. Today, well yesterday when you read this, is the one year anniversary of when Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts announced the to the world that they had wed on August 29th, 2020. It was a day that shook all of us to our core — a previously assumed heterosexual actress dramatically announcing that she was not straight via stunning wedding photos??? I was beside myself.

And because Niecy Nash-Betts possesses even less chill than I do, her IG has been a celebration of this momentous day in history for a solid week. If there is anything in the world I love more than celebrities being extra, it’s celebrities being extra for extremely gay reasons.

Thus, I present to you a special edition of No Filter: Simply The Betts! (the crowd goes wild)


A week ago, we began loading. Note the contented, even slightly smug look in Niecy’s eye. Incredible.


Frankly this caption says it better than I ever could. “In fittings because we fit!” Okay!


Would it surprise you to know that they started celebrating their anniversary early? No, of course it wouldn’t!


This is not explicitly about the anniversary but let’s be honest, why else would one be heading into a new week with such a pep in their step? Exactly!!!


Here, the anniversary vibes are still loading, but never fear! The twosome has clearly begun to celebrate, because, well, why the hell not!


It is very possible that this image will go down as simply my favorite? Flim-flamingos!!!! Actual live ones! Posing amongst them! This is so extra!!! I love it!


A carousel of scuba diving videos! Unexpected, adorable, adventurous! What can’t they do?


Now you might think, this is clearly the anniversary post! And you would be dead wrong! This is the day before, the countdown lives!


Now this is an anniversary post! A blonde wig moment, because why the hell not! An animated gif sticker that…. I actually have no idea how she managed to do that on a grid post?? My guess is screen recorded the sticker on top of the still image? Innovation in the IG space!


Oh, I bet you thought we was finished! HA! The Betts are still living their anniversary life, and we are living along with them!


That’s right, they got dramatic oceanside photos to take and videos to make glitter! This is not a drill!


Real talk the video of Niecy crying with joy in her No Fake Orgasms shirt as she looks at the book of their wedding photos made my heart grow two sizes. Simply The Betts indeed.


Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you're able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Join A+

Christina Tucker

Christina Tucker is writer and podcaster living in Philadelphia. Find her on Twitter or Instagram!

Christina has written 128 articles for us.

9 Comments

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!