Jay Ellis Is Married — Here's What We Know About His Wife
Nina Senicar is a class act all on her own.
August 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm
Who is Nina Seničar, the wife of Jay Ellis?
The Top Gun: Maverick actor announced that he tied the knot with Senicar, his longtime partner. The news shocked many fans who were unaware that Ellis even had a partner. But now that the cat’s out of the bag, here’s what we know about the new bride.
Senicar is a first-time mom.
On Nov. 8, 2019, the pair welcomed their daughter, Nora Grace Ellis, to the world. The couple took to social media to introduce their bundle of joy to fans. In an Instagram post, Senicar shared a picture of her and Ellis holding the baby’s little feet.
She gushed over her daughter, with the caption, “And just like that our lives got a whole new meaning. Welcome Nora Grace Ellis ♥️ 8.11.2019.”
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Ellis posted the same photo, captioning it with a simple blue heart emoji.
Their wedding held a lot of significance.
Ellis and Senicar were engaged in early 2019, with plans to wed in 2021. However, due to a loss in the family, the pair postponed the wedding to the following year instead.
So finally, in early July 2022, the couple tied the knot in a picturesque garden wedding in Tuscany, Italy. And they certainly made up for the lost time. According to People, the duo celebrated their love in custom Dolce and Gabbana attire.
Plus, the location held a special meaning for the lovebirds. Senicar told Vogue, “We always knew we wanted to get married in Italy because going there was the first trip we ever took together.”
After searching for the perfect venue, the two decided to hold their ceremony at the Villa Mangiacane.
She loves to dance.
Senicar is a native of Serbia, which is known for its rich history and culture that includes a love of song and dance.
Recalling their wedding day, Senicar told Vogue, “We just really wanted everybody to have a good time and get to know each other. And most importantly, dance.”
Speaking of celebrating, popular Italian rapper Marracash even created a song about Nina called “S.E.N.I.C.A.R.” The song became an instant hit with fans, ranking at number one on the Italian charts.
Senicar is also a talented actress.
Sure, Senicar is the wife of Ellis, but she is much more than that. Before she met Ellis, she was a success in her own right.
Senicar is no stranger to acting. She started her acting career at her high school drama club, according to IMDb. She received a full scholarship to Bocconi University in Milan, where she graduated with a master of science degree in international economics and management in arts, culture, media and entertainment.
During her time in college, she became a known television host and personality. She also starred in a number of Italian TV series, making a name for herself as a rising talent.
She later transitioned to acting in movies, eventually earning her first award at the Milan Film Festival.
She speaks multiple languages.
Senicar traveled to New York following her great success in Europe. There, she studied under Susan Batson, a multitalented producer, actress, author and acting coach.
Her mentorship helped Senicar greatly as she learned the ins and out of Hollywood acting. But her ability to speak multiple languages also helped to boost her career, as she’s earned starring movie roles that have required her to speak in various languages: English, Italian and Serbian.
She wrote a book.
In 2022, Senicar published her first book, A Star Called Slavica, for children. The book follows three little girls with big dreams for their future.
A Star Called Slavica is written entirely in Serbian to pay homage to Senica’s roots. In May 2022, she took to social media to introduce her book to her fans. In the Instagram post, she proudly smiles, hugging the book with both hands.
“Finally holding my book! No, I’m not crying,” her caption reads.