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'Haves and Have Nots' alums Tika Sumpter, Nicholas James marry in Mexico

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'Haves and Have Nots' alums Tika Sumpter, Nicholas James marry in Mexico
Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James, who played Candace Young and Justin Lewis on "The Haves and Have Nots," married at a wedding in Cabo San Lucas. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 16 (UPI) -- The Haves and Have Nots alums Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James are married.

Sumpter, 41, and James, 40, married Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Brides magazine reported Sunday.

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"We're excited to be together and continue the journey," Sumpter said. "We both walked down the aisle with clear eyes, knowing that the wedding wasn't just for the party. It was really for us."

Sumpter also said she planned her wedding with her family and friends in mind.

"It was a real celebration of all the people who have held us up on this journey to make it what it is. They're really part of that thread. It was almost like a gift for them to really love where they are, love being together, and just overall having a really great time," she said.

Sumpter and James met on the set of The Haves and Have Nots, which aired for eight seasons on OWN from 2013 to July 2021. Sumpter played Candace Young throughout the show's run, while James joined as Justin Lewis in Season 3.

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The couple have a 5-year-old daughter, Ella.

Sumpter confirmed the wedding news Sunday on Instagram.

"I got to marry my best friend yesterday. My heart is so full. Friends and family are everything. All involved made a girls dream come true," she wrote.

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Sumpter is also known for playing Layla Williamson on One Life to Live, Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl and Alicia Johnson on Mixed-ish.

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