Tika Sumpter is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Nick James
Actress Tika Sumpter is engaged. The Haves & Have Nots star shared the news with the hosts of The Real when she taped an episode of their show last week. According to Tika, her longtime beau, co-star Nick James, popped the question on Christmas day with the help of their daughter Ella-Loren.
“He did all these amazing things. I went on a little hunt in the house for different things and I thought, ‘Oh, he’s going to propose,’ Tika told host Loni Love. “But it was a bike he bought me and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ And then he had a letter, behind Ella. And he was like ‘Ella has something to say to you’. And there was like this letter, this beauty, and then he proposed. It was just simple and awesome.”
Though they have kept their relationship pretty hush-hush, Tika and Nick reportedly started dating when they met on the set of The Haves & Have Nots in 2013.
Next season will be Tika’s last with the show, as she was recently cast as the lead in the upcoming CBS drama The 313.
Tika’s episode of The Real is set to air this Monday.