Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James's Boho-Chic Wedding in Mexico

When Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James started planning their wedding, they quickly agreed on one top priority: They wanted to treat their family and friends to an unforgettable experience. “I wanted everyone to feel taken care of, have a great time, and feel like they were on vacation,” Tika says. With that overarching goal in mind, the actors, who first met on the set of the television show The Haves and the Have Nots in 2015, decided that having a destination wedding—which would allow them to spend days, not hours, with their loved ones—was the perfect way to celebrate their marriage and help their guests unwind.
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OLTL Alum Tika Sumpter Marries Nicholas James!

Please join us in congratulating ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tika Sumpter (Layla) on her marriage to actor Nicholas James! “I got to marry my best friend yesterday,” the actress declared of her May 14 nuptials. “My heart is so full. Friends and family are everything. All involved made a girl’s dream come true.”

Tika Sumpter Ties The Knot With Fiancé Nicholas James

It’s official, Tika Sumpter is married! The actress married her fiancé, actor Nicholas James, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, over the weekend as confirmed by PEOPLE. “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.”

Tika Sumpter on Having a Miscarriage and Embracing Vulnerability

Tika Sumpter is taking to heart what she considers her hardest job yet: vulnerability. In early 2021, the actor, producer, and entrepreneur had a miscarriage while on location in Vancouver for her role in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sumpter and her fiancé, fellow actor Nick James, had been trying for a second child so when she realized she hadn’t gotten her period in a while, the couple thought this was their chance. But when Sumpter began noticing stomach pains and then bleeding, she knew something was wrong.

Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James's Relationship Timeline

These days, Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James regularly gush over one another on social media, in interviews, you name it—but the couple wasn’t always so open. For the first two years of their relationship, the pair kept their love tightly under wraps to the world at large—even as Sumpter became pregnant with their first child in 2016.

'Run the World' Adds Tika Sumpter, Comedian CP, and Isha Blaaker to Season 2 of the Hit Comedy Series

Starz's hit comedy Run the World is getting an injection of talent ahead of its second season. Boarding the show as recurring cast members for its sophomore outing are Tika Sumpter (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mixed-ish), Comedian CP (Detroiters, Ole Bud's Anu Football Weekly), and Isha Blaaker (A Madea’s Homecoming, The Flight Attendant). Starz also announced a pair of guest stars coming in with Cree Summer (Better Things, Queen Sugar) and Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins (Dear White People, Bad Hair). Currently, there's no release date set for the new season.