Entertainment Niecy Nash Reveals the Sweet Wedding Present She Got From Oprah Winfrey
More than 17 million people watched Oprah's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan
CBS nabbed the largest primetime audience for any entertainment special since the 2020 Academy Awards. The special that revealed blockbuster details about the way Meghan was treated by members of "The Firm" -- a pejorative for Buckingham Palace -- was also the night's top program, according to fast nationals from Nielsen.
small wedding to may have come as a surprise to many, but there were a few of the actress' famous friends who were clued in before most. Among them was media mogul , who proved she knows how to give a good wedding gift.
Speaking with Andy Cohen on Tuesday's Watch What Happens Live, Nash fielded a question from a viewer who asked which of her celeb friends were the first to find out about her romance with Betts, and who supported their relationship.
"Well, all of my friends had a supportive reaction," Nash explained. "Because they want, more than anything, for me to be happy."
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However, there were three famous friend specifically that Nash pinpointed as the three she trusted the information with the most: "Sherri Shepherd, Ava DuVernay, and the Big O, Oprah Winfrey!"
Cohen -- and fellow WWHL guest Leslie Jordan -- were suitably impressed by this reveal, and the host asked if she got a wedding gift from Winfrey.
"Did I? Of course I did!" Nash said with a laugh. I got one of her favorite things! Which is this beautiful cashmere blanket.
"But it's, like, jumbo," she added. "So we wrap up in it in the movie room all the time!"
Nash surprised many when shethat she'd tied the knot with Betts, after previously being married to two men, and having finalized her divorce from second husband Jay Tucker earlier in the year.
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"I know that the family and staff were well aware of the extent of it, and though their recollections may vary, ours don't, because we lived through it with them," Gavankar said"We watched the special together actually," close friend Janina Gavankar – who has known Meghan for 17 years – told the British show This Morning on Wednesday.
The couple has just marked seven months of marriage, but as Nash noted while recently speaking with ET, she might have to do some planning to make sure their first anniversary is as special as their proposal -- which happened last July while "skinny dipping in the hot tub," -- which she recently
"Oh man, we gotta go find a hot tub somewhere!" Nash joked to ET. "Maybe a hot tub in Italy, a hot tub in Dubai, I don't know. We will figure something out though, because to celebrate our love, we are going to go hard."
Check out the video below to hear more from Nash about her happy marriage.
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Niecy Nash on Which 3 Celebrity Friends She First Told About Her Relationship with Jessica Betts .
The pair married in an intimate California ceremony back in August 2020 The actress then revealed that the "first three" friends she shared her exciting dating news with were Sherri Shepherd, Ava DuVernay and "the big O" — Oprah Winfrey. RELATED: Niecy Nash Tells Jada Pinkett Smith She'd 'Never Been with a Woman Before' Meeting Wife Jessica Betts View this post on Instagram Back in September, Nash opened up to PEOPLE about her intimate August nuptials and her love story with Betts.