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Niecy Nash Betts' Wife Jessica Praises 'the Most Beautiful Woman I've Ever Known' on Star's 54th Birthday

"Here's to another lap around the sun," wrote Jessica in a sweet tribute to her wife

<p>Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic</p> Jessica Betts (left) and Niecy Nash-Betts

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Jessica Betts (left) and Niecy Nash-Betts

Niecy Nash-Betts is feeling the love from her wife Jessica Betts on her 54th birthday!

Betts shared an Instagram picture of the actress posing in a strapless green gown, writing, "Happy Birthday to My Forever Girl & the most beautiful woman I've ever known. @niecynash1 😍 Here's to another lap around the sun ❤️🎉👑👽"

The Emmy winner reacted to the romantic gesture by commenting, "Babeeeeeeee 😢😍❤ I love doing life with you! #TurnUp."

Nash-Betts' birthday celebration began at the stroke of midnight when she was surprised with an assortment of gifts.

Related: Niecy Nash Celebrates 2023 Emmy Win by Going Skinny-Dipping with Jessica Betts


"It just turned midnight and I got so many sweet and beautiful presents. And I'm just grateful. I'm grateful. It's a happy birthday," shared Nash-Betts as she wiped tears away from her eyes on her Instagram Story.

"Why are you like this? Why?" the Emmy winner asked Betts, who she married in 2020, in a follow-up clip, to which she replied that it was "just the start."

<p>Niecy Nash Betts/Instagram</p> Niecy Nash Betts is overcome with emotion after receiving her birthday gifts

Niecy Nash Betts/Instagram

Niecy Nash Betts is overcome with emotion after receiving her birthday gifts

Related: Niecy Nash Says Her Marriage to Jessica Betts Was a 'Going Into Myself,' Not a 'Coming Out'

Later that day, Betts greeted her wife with food and a floral bouquet. The Claws alum's Instagram Story also included messages from friends.

Danielle Pinnock shared a picture of the two and wrote, "Happy birthday to the dopest icon." Amirah Van wrote on her Instagram Story, "Happy Birthday Niecy. Love you, sis," and Garcelle Beauvais shared a selfie of the two writing, "Happy Birthday."

<p>Garcelle Beauvais/Instagram</p> Niecy Nash Betts and Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais/Instagram

Niecy Nash Betts and Garcelle Beauvais

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Fans of the actress also used her birthday as an opportunity to share her iconic acceptance speech from the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards after winning outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie.

The speech went viral after the Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story actress included a shout-out to herself.

"And you know who I want to thank? I want to thank me," said Nash-Betts near the end of her speech. "For believing in me and doing what they said I could not. And I want to say to myself in front of all you beautiful people, 'Go on girl with your bad self. You did that!'"

<p>Danielle Pinnock/Instagram</p> Niecy Nash Betts and Danielle Pinnock

Danielle Pinnock/Instagram

Niecy Nash Betts and Danielle Pinnock

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Apart from her birthday, Nash-Betts has another reason to celebrate: she joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's Grotesquerie. Murphy dropped a teaser for the FX show on Instagram on Friday. It will also star Courtney B. Vance and Lesley Manville.

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