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Tanya Acker’s Wedding Was Officiated by Judge Dorothy W. Nelson

Binesh Shrestha


It is a well-known fact that Judge Tanya Acker is married to her husband. However, she has managed to keep

While she often oversees marriages that end up in her court, her own wedding was officiated by a fellow judge.

Judge Dorothy W. Nelson Was Her Wedding Officiant

In May 2022, Judge Dorothy W. Nelson was the guest for the 69th episode of The Tanya Acker Show. She introduced Dorothy as her first boss when she was out of law school, and she worked as her law clerk.

To many’s surprise, Tanya also revealed that Judge Dorothy officiated her wedding.

Throughout the show, they covered a wide range of topics, including why Dorothy chose to become a lawyer and how it was being a young woman lawyer, among others.

Tanya and Dorothy also talked about Dorothy’s marital life with her husband, James F. Nelson. The pair had exchanged marital vows in 1950 and were married until James’ passing in 2011. The couple also shared two children.

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Tanya Acker and Her Husband’s Residence

Tanya is enjoying her married life with her beau in Beverly Hills. The couple shares a 4,000-square-foot rental home.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the NBA greats, lived in the house years ago and had remodeled it. The landlord took good care of the house, so the couple didn’t have to change a lot of things before settling.

Tanya Acker shares her rental home with her husband. [Source: Instagram]

One thing they brought was an 18th-century French desk they had found in Connecticut many years back. They also have a typewriter which Tanya picked it up from a silent auction. Well, Tom Hanks donated the machine after completing the movie California Typewriter.

Alongside other things, Tanya and her partner also have a painting of an American flag, a home office where the judge can work, and plenty of houseplants and greenery.

Secret Regarding Her Marital Life

When people get fame, many aspects of their life are dragged into the media. However, there are plenty of celebrities who keep their personal life away from the limelight.

Many folks came to know about Tanya’s husband when one of her friends, Rita Bellows, wished the pair a happy new year back at the end of 2015.

Apart from that, Tanya can also be seen donning her gleaming wedding ring in some of her posts.

Tanya Acker donning her wedding ring. [Source: Twitter]

Furthermore, some of her followers humorously wished she wasn’t married, stating she was one of the most beautiful African-American women they had ever seen.

Tanya is active on different social media handles. Though she posts a lot about her family, her work, vacation, and fishing trips, never has she posted anything about her marriage or husband.

Well, props to Tanya for concealing the details about her relationship for so long.

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Popular for Hot Bench

Tanya Acker is mostly known for her appearances in the court show Hot Bench. According to IMDb, she has appeared in a total of 1247 episodes from 2014 to 2022.

Currently, she is a cast member of Tribunal Justice alongside Patricia Di Mango, Cassandra Britt, Bailiff Byrd, Adam Levy, and Judy Sheindlin.

Apart from that, the 53-year-old has also appeared as a featured commentator in The Factor, PoliticKING with Larry King, The Talk, Entertainment Tonight, and The Wendy Williams Show.

Tanya Acker is a civil litigator with many years of experience in the field. Over the years, she has represented many clients, from major automobile manufacturers to media companies.

In 1995, she graduated from Yale Law School. She was also awarded the NAACP’s Earl Warren Scholarship and Yale faculty’s Coker Fellowship.

When she was a student there, Tanya represented women with low income in family law cases. She also was a teaching assistant in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure courses.

Hopefully, there will come a day when Tanya will open up about her conjugal life and reveal the identity of her husband.