Actress Niecy Nash announces split from Jay Tucker after 8 years of marriage

Former “Clean House” host Niecy Nash is starting with a clean relationship slate.

The “Claws” actress, 43, announced her split from husband Jay Tucker late Wednesday in a social media post.

“We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have. Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share — present tense," a social media post signed from Nash and Tucker said.

“Thank you for all your support of us as a couple over the last eight years. We are grateful," the message read.

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Five months ago on her Instagram, Nash had shared that their secret to staying together for eight years was separate bathrooms — but Nash’s announcement Wednesday shows not even separate havens may be enough to maintain a marriage.

The couple first met on Sept. 4, 2009, according to a former Instagram post from Nash. A year later, Tucker, who works as an electrical engineer, proposed to Nash.

Nash and Tucker married on May 28, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony in Malibu, Calif.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Niecy Nash (R) and husband Jay Tucker arrive at the Special Needs Network Superhero Gala at the California African American Museum on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for Special Needs Network)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Jay Tucker and Niecy Nash pose for a photo as Niecy Nash is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on July 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Niecy Nash is congratulated by her husband Jay Tucker as she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on July 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker attend the Wendy Raquel Robinson And Amazing Grace Conservatory's "There's No Place Like Home" 20th AnniverSoiree at HNYPT on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Niecy Nash (L) and Jay Tucker attend the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for NAACP )
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Niecy Nash and husband Jay Tucker arrive at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Jay Tucker and actress Neicy Nash (R) attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker arrives at Amazon Studios Golden Globes Party - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker attend HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Jay Tucker (L) and actress Niecy Nash attend the 2015 BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea at SLS Hotel on September 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Jay Tucker (L) and Comedian/actress Niecy Nash attend the SHOWTIME And HBO VIP Pre-Fight Party for "Mayweather VS Pacquiao"at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino at on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Niecy Nash (R) and Jay Tucker attend LA Family Housing Awards 2015 at The Lot on April 23, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actress Niecy Nash, Jay Tucker and actor John Lavelle attend Mercedes-Benz USA and African American Film Critics Association Academy Awards viewing party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Niecy Nash (R) and husband Jay Tucker attend HBO's post Golden Globe Awards party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personality Niecy Nash (L) and Jay Tucker attend the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for mediaplacement)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Niecy Nash (L) and Jay Tucker attend the "Selma" first look during the AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi at the Egyptian Theatre on November 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Jay Tucker (L) and actress Niecy Nash attend the Premiere of HBO's "Getting On" Season 2 at the Avalon on October 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Jay Tucker and actress Niecy Nash attends HBO's Official 2014 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Niecy Nash and husband Jay Tucker attend the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring PANDORA Jewelry at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on August 24, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Mediaplacement)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Niecy Nash (R) and her husband Jay Tucker arrive at the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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Tucker is Nash’s second marriage. She was previously married from 1994 to 2007 to Don Nash, whom she had three children with.

The morning following the announcement of her split from Tucker, Nash shared a picture of her spending the morning on the beach.

Clad in pink workout gear, Nash stood on one leg in front of the water, with her hands together at her chest.

“Namaste,” text on the picture read.

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