Get to Know 'Legends of Tomorrow's' Maisie Richardson-Sellers' Girlfriend Clay Who Is a Soul Singer

Esther NJeri
Feb 02, 2022
01:10 P.M.
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Maisie Richardson-Sellers captured viewers' hearts with her portrayal of Amaya Jiwe/Vixen in seasons 2 and 3 and Clotho/Charlie in seasons 3 and 4 of DC's "Legends of Tomorrow."


Maisie Richardson-Sellers made her first onscreen appearance on the 2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" then took on other roles in "Of Kings and Prophets" and "The Kissing Booth 2" and its sequel.

Despite having a successful career in film, the actress appears to make good moves in her personal life. Richardson-Sellers, who identifies as queer, is in a long-term relationship with her girlfriend Clay, a soul-singer based in Los Angeles. 

Left: "Legends of Tomorrow" actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Right: Richardson-Sellers with her girlfriend soul singer Clay. | Photo:


Known for her crisp soul voice, Clay has released several singles, including "WildThing / 3's A Crowd" and "Forgotten How To Fly," which she says is about the moment she realized she was allowing other people's insecurities to dictate her happiness.


Popsugar reports that the couple met at a party when they least expected to find love. Luckily, that did not deter them from falling in love and becoming a couple. Richardson-Sellers said of their first encounter:

"We met at a party that neither of us particularly wanted to be at. It's always the case, I suppose, to encounter something [or] someone amazing when you're least expecting it."


Based on their Instagram photos, the cute couple loves spending time together. Their numerous images capture the two lovebirds either getting cozy with each other, kissing, or just simply celebrating life. 

Some snaps show the couple looking dapper in costumes. In contrast, another showed them celebrating their anniversary with the caption: "Anniversary celebrations with this delicious soul 🌹 @iamclayofficial my love, my muse, I adore you!"



Having been in the industry for years, the actress says she envisioned a "safe harbor" for actors to have healthy dialogues. That said, she started her own production company named Barefaced.

Determined to use her company for good, the actress disclosed that she had started working on a TV pilot in collaboration with her partner Clay. 


"I want to start conversations and build my own puzzle. When there's so much racism, homophobia, and transphobia in the world, you need to sound the alarm to force others toward a place of self-reflection." She said


The actress who portrayed two characters in the superhero television series became a cast member in the show's second season. She came in as a member of the Justice Society of America in the '40s.


Her character boarded the Waverider in a bid to track down her boyfriend's killer, becoming an integral part of the time ship's team. And while Amaya returned to her time in 1942, Richardson-Sellers remained in the show, taking on the new role of the fugitive shapeshifter Charlie.

Unfortunately for her fans, Richardson-Sellers did not return for the show's sixth season. Explaining her exit later, she said she's always dreamed about starting her own production company.

In 2020, she disclosed that her production company, Bareface Productions, had finished their first short film. Despite the departure, the actress is open to the possibility of returning to "Legends of Tomorrow" in the future.