February 17, 2021
On Valentine's Day, actress Tika Sumpter warmed her fans' hearts when she shared a cute picture of herself cuddling up to her fiancé, Nicholas James.
Actress Tika Sumpter and her fiancé Nicholas James make for a cute couple, and they gave their fans one more thing to love about them in a recent picture the former shared on her Instagram page.
On Valentine's Day, Sumpter posted an adorable picture that showed her smiling while cuddling James from behind. She wore a denim top and a leather cap which covered her long black hair.
James enjoyed the gesture from his beloved fiancée and folded his arms in her warm embrace, looking over to his side as he did. He wore a dark blue T-shirt and held his iPhone in his right hand.
In the post's caption, Sumpter wrote, "Forever valentine," drawing special praise and affection from her fans who celebrated the love she shares with her man.
One fan gushed over the couple, hailing them as her favorites, while another fan commented with love eyes emojis. Another user said love lives in Sumpter and James' relationship.
Another one of Sumpter's fans also said she and James are her favorite couple, while a fifth person wished the cute lovers a happy Valentine's Day.
Sumpter has a close bond with her now four-year-old daughter and teaches the little tot beauty lessons.
Sumpter and James got engaged in December 2016, two months after welcoming their adorable daughter, Ella-Loren, born on October 8, 2016.
The couple met on the set of the television show, "The Haves and the Have Nots." Sumpter was initially hesitant to open up about their relationship and kept details about her baby's father when she was pregnant.
The actress said she did so because of social media as she did not want to hear questions about who Ella's father was because she is a mother bear and very protective of her family.
She narrated how she was blown away when she met James on set, wondering who he was. Sumpter said he made her laugh so hard, and they ended up kissing. She also described him as a great and present dad.
Sumpter has a close bond with her now-four-year-old daughter and teaches the little tot beauty lessons. She wants her to recognize that all things are beautiful and to love and appreciate color diversities.
The "Gossip Girl" actress also starred in HBO's 2015 movie, "Bessie," about American blues singer Bessie Smith. She portrayed the character Lucille, Bessie's romantic interest in the film.