Tika Sumpter Calls Fiancé Nick 'Epitome of a Beautiful Human Being' in Father's Day Post
Tika Sumpter shared a Father’s Day photo of daughter Ella-Loren and her fianceé actor Nick James.
To the delight of her fans, the ever-discreet Tika Sumpter shared a rare Father’s Day photo of her daughter Ella-Loren with her finceé Nick James.
Tika, who is best known to TV viewers as Candace Young on the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, "The Haves and the Have Nots," met her future fianceé on set.
“Ella’s such a lucky girl. @nickjames138 you are an amazing father.” Tika Sumpter
THE ADORABLE PHOTO OF TIKA SUMPER'S CHILD AND HER BABY-DADDY
The photo Tika posted shows the dashingly handsome Nick holding 2-year-old Ella-Loren in his arms in the garden.
Tika offers fans a rare glimpse of her daughter's beautiful face, surmounted by a mop of lovely curls, Ella-Loren is wearing a pale pink top, and sky blue pants.
“I could not have asked for a funnier, more present and loving partner. Thanks daddy for sending me a good one. #happyfathersday #love #daddysgirl” Tika captioned the photo.
Nick and Tika met on the set of the OWN series, and he proposed to her at Christmas in 2016
TIKA SUMPTER'S SECRET LOVE
Tika originally announced her pregnancy in 2016, when she was already six month's along and refused to name the father.
“I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad?’ Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family. So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends,” she said.
TIKA SUMPTER'S SECRET FIANCEÉ
Tika would go on to announce her engagement to her secret love on "The Real" in January 2017 but refused to share his identity, raising the public's curiosity to a fever pitch.
Her revelation that her fianceé and the father of her baby was actor Nick James stunned the African American community, and many reacted negatively to Tika's interracial relationship.
Despite the criticism, the couple appears to be blissfully happy together and devoted to their adorable baby girl.
NICK JAMES' TRIBUTE TO TIKA SUMPTER ON MOTHER'S DAY
On May 12, 2019, actor Nick James posted a loving tribute to Tika Sumpter, his fianceé and the mother of his daughter Ella-Lore on Instagram.
Nick shared a photo of himself and Tika having lunch at a seaside restaurant and captioned it:
“Happy Mother’s Day to my queen! Thank you for birthing our gorgeous girl. You’re the strongest woman I know and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to teach our little gift from God. Love you! @tikasumpter”
Nick and Tika met on the set of the OWN series, and he proposed to her at Christmas in 2016, the first they shared with their baby, Ella-Loren.