Actress Emily Bett Rickards and The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler has been rumored to be dating since 2018 after Tyler shared their photo booth pictures, where the two are sharing a smooch. The rumor resurfaced after Rickard recently shared yet another picture of the two locking lips.

The Rough Patch

Before being linked with the Arrow actress, Tyler was a part of a marriage that lasted over two decades. 

The Talk co-host met her former husband, Jeffrey Tietjens, an attorney by trade, in college. Soon after their meeting, the duo got married on May 21, 1994. 

However, the news of their relationship ending hit the media when Tietjens filed for divorce in April 2016. According to TMZ, the couple was separated in January 2015.

Tyler broke down in one of her Monday episodes of The Talk while speaking about her crumbling relationship. The show host mentioned the couple had called it quits in the kindest way possible and that she will always love him.

Tyler did not address any reasons behind the couple’s split. However, according to the episode on The Talk, Tyler had been vocal about having fertility issues, which made the duo lose hope of ever having a child. 

The show host revealed the couple had numerous failed IVF treatments and that their doctors had told her she had less than a 5% chance of getting pregnant.

True Love

Almost a year after her divorce, Tyler posted an adorable photo booth picture of her and Rickards on her Instagram. The picture was posted on October 27, 2018, and had a sequence of 3 pictures of the two. 

In the first picture, Tyler seems to be making a silly face with her tongue out and her eyes wide open, to which the actress appears to be laughing. In the second picture, the two seem to be passionately locking lips. And the third picture features broad, calm smiles from the two.


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Following this post, on October 31, 2018, Dish Nation confirmed the two were in a relationship. However, neither Tyler nor Rickards have come out about their relationship. 

Rumors of the two dating resurfaced when Rickards posted a picture of the two sharing another passionate lip-locking moment.

On May 15, 2020, while promoting Tyler’s cocktails from Courage and Stone, Rickards posted a monochrome picture of the two smooching. 


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In the picture, Tyler was wearing a shining sequins jacket atop a white t-shirt with Kiss written on it, and the setting looked like the two were in a party with some light stands in the background. 

Although both Tyler and Rickards haven’t confirmed or denied their relationship, the moment captured in the picture looked like one filled with passion and love. 

Whatever their relationship status may be, the most important thing is that they are happy and healthy.