Top Gun’s Jay Ellis Marries Nina Senicar After 7 Years of Dating

Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar at Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party Los Angeles, February 9, 2020.

That’s amore! Top Gun: MaverickStar Jay EllisGet married Nina SenicarIn Italy, the proposal was made more than two decades after the actor proposed.

“July 9th, 2022 … Per sempre 💙” the InsecureOn Monday, July 18, the 40-year old alum posted a picture of himself and the actress on Instagram, along with a photo of them walking through the garden at Villa Mangiacane, Tuscany, where they were married.

For the big day, Senicar chose a strapless Dolce & Gabbana ballgown with a thigh-high split, while Ellis rocked a custom burgundy tuxedo from the Italian designers. The big day came two years after their original date, which was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.

“At the time, Italy was one of the hardest hit areas in the world, on a strict lockdown and closed to tourists,” Ellis told VogueTheir decision to delay their wedding. “Like everyone else in the world, we weren’t sure how widespread it would be or how long any of it would last, so we had to cancel everything.”

Senicar added: “As the world slowly started to open up in 2021, we had a family loss that caused us to be away from home for about eight or nine months which resulted in our having to change our plans again. And we finally landed on July 9, 2022.”

The ceremony was officiated jointly by a mutual friend Tony MancillaTheir 2-year-old daughter Nora Grace, who was their flower girl, introduced them. After they exchanged vows, 190 of the couple’s friends and family danced the night away.

“Seeing all of our friends from different parts of our lives together smiling and laughing, connecting, forming their own friendships was such a huge part of what we wanted out of the weekend and the celebration. We wanted to create moments and memories that would last the rest of our lives,” Ellis recalled.

The Game alum began dating Senicar in 2015 but he didn’t confirm the relationship until two years later. “I am in a relationship. I’m in a very happy relationship, and that’s where I leave it,” Ellis confessed during a 2017 interview with The Breakfast Club. “I don’t really worry about anything else, and that’s it. I think for me, we give so much of ourselves in what we do no matter what side of the industry we’re on, so for me … a relationship for me is probably the most important thing that I think two people can have.”

The Serbian native announced in June 2019 that Ellis and she were engaged and expecting their first baby. “Eight months of love, tenderness, femininity, happiness, panic, fear, tears, smiles, uncertainty, excitement,” the then-pregnant star captioned a series of black-and-white photos showing off her growing baby bump. “Eight months with her.”

Ellis and Senicar had Nora a month later. “And just like that our lives got a whole new meaning,” the Mayhem actress wrote via Instagram in August 2019, alongside a photo of the newborn’s feet in her parents’ hands. “Welcome Nora Grace Ellis. 8.11.2019.” Ellis, for his part, shared the same photo on his own social media account, along with a single heart emoji.

“I have always been like, ‘Yo, my family is the one thing on this planet, when it’s all said and done, if it goes away today or tomorrow, it’s the only thing that I have that’s mine,” the South Carolina native told EssenceIn April 2020, about becoming a father. “[I] never want my family to ever feel they had to sacrifice … I never want that dynamic to change because at the end of the day, as we’re watching right now in this moment, stuff comes and goes fast.”

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