Tika Sumpter Marries Nicholas James in Cabo
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 actress married her fiancé, actor Nicholas James, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Saturday.
“We’re excited to be together and continue the journey,” Sumpter told Brides of her wedding day. “We both walked down the aisle with clear eyes, knowing that the wedding wasn’t just for the party. It was really for us.”
Sumpter, 41, and James, 38, share 5½-year-old daughter Ella-Loren after first meeting as costars on their OWN series, The Haves and the Have Nots.
According to Brides, Sumpter wore a strapless wedding dress by Galia Lahav with a flowing veil, while James wore a light blue custom Franc Milton suit.
The actress confirmed her engagement back in January 2017 during an appearance on The Real when asked about the ring on her finger. About the Christmas Day proposal, Sumpter said it was “simple and just awesome.”
They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the October 2018 premiere of her film Nobody’s Fool in New York City. Since then, the couple has often shared affectionate tributes to each other on social media, including this past Mother’s Day, when James wrote on Instagram, “This woman deserves all the glory.”
In March, Sumpter wrote on Instagram about James, “Y’all have no idea the amount of love, patience, kindness, care and understanding this guy has shown me. So grateful for you. Grateful for therapy. Grateful that you’re my person.”
She added on his birthday last year that James is “literally one of thee best human beings I know.”
Back in February 2021, Sumpter spoke about looking forward to her wedding day after being in lockdown due to the pandemic.