Who is Insecure Star, Jay Ellis’, Longtime Girlfriend Nina Senicar?

Jay Ellis is an amazing actor and gives his all through his work, but one thing he refuses to share are details about his private life – specifically his romantic relationships. He burst onto the scene in The CW/BET’s The Game and hasn’t slowed down since but likes to keep his private life to himself. The Insecure star confirmed in interviews that he is taken and happy but never revealed his girlfriend’s name. Thanks to the power of social media, fans figured out who the lucky lady was. With the recent revelation that he is a new and proud father, fans are digging for information about Ellis’ love.

Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis
Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis 2016 | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Jay Ellis admits he’s in a relationship

Ellis has reportedly been in a committed relationship since 2015. He spoke about his relationship once while visiting The Breakfast Club in 2017. Being in an interracial relationship, many had negative things to say about his union. Though Ellis never confirmed who he was dating, fans speculated from photographs and he spoke about his decision to keep his relationship under wraps. 

Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar
Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar 2016 | Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

“I am in a relationship. I’m in a very happy relationship and that’s where I leave it,” he said at the time. “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.”

Ellis never mentioned his partner by name, leaving many to continue to speculate who he was dating. 

Who is Jay Ellis’ girlfriend, Nina Senicar?

Despite Ellis remaining mum on his girlfriend’s identity, it was rumored he was dating model and actress, Nina Senicar. She would eventually confirm the two were a pair in an interview over the summer.

Nina Senicar
Actress / Model Nina Senicar 2018 | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Born in Serbia, Senicar is an Italian model and actress. She got her start in entertainment in 2001 when she was named Miss Yugoslavia. That same year, she earned the title of National Champion in show jumping and was also asked to join the National team. When she was 18 years old, she won a full scholarship to study at Bocconi University in Milan. 

She graduated with a Master of Science degree in International Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment and moved to the US to study acting.

Senicar has acted in several Hollywood movies, including Papillon and Mayhem. Senicar has also appeared in Italian film and television productions.

Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar welcome a baby girl 

Senicar was the one to confirm that she and Ellis were an item. In the June 2019 issue of the Serbian publication HELLO, she revealed that she was four months pregnant and announced that her and Ellis’ child would be born in the fall. She also said that they would eventually marry in Italy. 

“I’m sure that this role will be more important to me than any role in any film or series,” the mom-to-be said at the time.

Senicar announced on her Instagram page on November 11 that she’d given birth to a baby girl, Nora Grace Ellis. 

“And just like that our lives got a whole new meaning,” she captioned the photo partly with her and Ellis holding their newborn’s feet. Ellis is tagged in the photo. 

Source: Instagram

Ellis shared the same photo as Senicar on his Instagram account.

The extremely private actor also wished his soon to be bride a happy birthday on his Instagram story. In true Jay Ellis fashion, the photo did not show Senicar’s face. Hopefully, Italian paparazzi can sneak photos of the Italian ceremony!