Australian actress Nicole da Silva is best known for playing Franky Doyle in the hit Foxtel prison drama, Wentworth. 

Da Silva was born on September 18, 1981, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She understands and speaks a little Portuguese, as her family is originally from Portugal.

In Wentworth, the actress, 40, appeared in the first six seasons of the series for 55 episodes from 2013 to 2018.

Franky, who served as the primary antagonist for season 2, before becoming a protagonist for season 3, is a lesbian character.

Da Silva is relatively silent about her private life, which has raised many speculations from the fans that Da Silva, too, might be a lesbian. 

Her silence has raised questions like: Is Nicole da Silva gay? Is she dating someone right now? Is she married?

Let's find out.

Is Nicole da Silva Gay?

Da Silva played a lesbian character on Wentworth and has spoken up for the LGBT community on many occasions. But she hasn't actually come out as gay.

The Wentworth actress who played Franky spoke up for the LGBT community and gave reasons why Australian television and films need to portray the lives and relationships of the LGBT community during an interview with Star Observer in 2016.

"For the most part, the LGBT community is proud and open to having a lesbian relationship or multiple lesbian relationships represented on screen because they're so few and far between."

The first three episodes of the sixth season of Wentworth concluded Franky's story before she left the series in 2018.

This role got da Silva the ASTRA Award for the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female) in 2014 and several other nominations.

Who Is Nicole da Silva’s Partner?

On June 8, the 5FM DJ tied the knot with her boyfriend of five years, Chris. She shared the video of the couple celebrating their wedding party in an Italian restaurant.

The pair are seen cutting their wedding cake in the video.

During her conversation with News24, she opened up about getting engaged in December 2019 and their decision to go forward with the marriage despite the covid pandemic.

"We might not have the celebration we're planning, but we didn't want our marriage to be on hold," she expressed. "The idea of having our wedding anniversary not tied to anything didn't sit well with us, so we chose our 5th dating anniversary to get married. "

The couple walked down the aisle of their officiator's garden with a small group of close friends and family to witness their vows.

They went to the Italian restaurant where they were seen celebrating after their wedding.

How Nicole da Silva Met Her Husband?

Silva revealed she met her husband, Chris, when one of her close friends from her campus radio took her to a braai in 2016. 

She wasn't planning to go at first, but she went to the open fireplace after her friend insisted. Her now-husband, Chris, was the co-worker of her friend's husband, and they immediately clicked when they started talking that night. 

"We hit it off and had a bit of banter, but didn't exchange numbers or anything. He sent me an inbox message on Facebook a couple of days later."

The pair went on a date a week after meeting at the open fire and have been together ever since. In April 2018, da Silva announced she was pregnant with their first child and gave birth to a baby in July 2018.