Nia Long has been stranded amidst a big scandal that isn’t centered around her. Although, she remains a big part of the controversy. Before diving into the question, let’s know more about Nia Long.
Nia Talita Long is a Brooklyn-born American actress born in 1970. She made her debut in Hollywood in 1990. She is best known for her roles in the famous television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991-95), where she played the role of Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes.
Her other famous movies include Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones (1997), Soul Food (1997), The Best Man (1999), and following it The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma’s house (2000), and its sequel Big Momma’s House 2 (2006). She has also starred in the series Third Watch (2003-05), playing the character of Sasha Monroe. and many more.
Apart from starring in movies and series, Nia Long has also appeared in Kanye West’s music video for ‘Touch the Sky.’ She also has had some experience in other filming aspects as she directed Yolanda Adam’s music video – ‘This too Shall Pass.’
Her recent movie appearance includes a Netflix psychological thriller Fatal Affairs, which aired in 2020. She is also the recipient of three NAACP Image Awards (in 2000, 2004, and 2005) and a Black Reel Award (2000), to count among many. Nia Long is a talented and successful woman who has made her mark in the film industry.
Nia Long And Ime Udoka’s Relationship Timeline
Although Nia has dated many people in her past, from Chris Webber in 1993-95 to Massai Dorsey in 2001, her most recent relationship has been with Ime Udoka, which began in 2010 when the two interacted via a mutual friend. It’s always the mutual friend who acts as a cupid!
She has a kid with him named Kez Sunday Udoka, born in November 2011. [Nia Long also has another kid with Massai Dorsey, born in 2000]. The couple was engaged in 2015, even though Nia Long has shared her thoughts on marriage, saying that she isn’t a big fan of the institution. According to her,
I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do’ to prove to you that I love you, but also, what does marriage really [mean]… that you own me now and I own you? I don’t get that part.
Long said in October 2021 that they had been each other’s biggest supporters. When Ime Udoka was appointed the Head Coach of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Nia said she was his “personal cheerleader.”
It’s this prestigious position of Ime Udoka’s that has now been in jeopardy.
What Happened to Nia Long?
The relationship between Nia Long and Ime Udoka had been smooth sailing for the better decade, but their romance has now hit some rocks. Reports have stated that Ime Udoka was recently involved in a romantic consensual relationship with a staff member in September.
This goes against Celtic’s policy of not being involved with any co-worker. As a consequence, Udoka is likely to face a suspension from the position of team head of the Boston Celtics for the entire 2022-23 season.
Given this disastrous change, Nia Long will likely end their relationship of more than ten years. Udoka’s action of cheating on her has left her as stunned as the whole Basketball world.
How Did Nia Long React to the News?
The last Instagram post from Nia was on 7 September, including her baby boy. However, she did share a video on Instagram stories late Wednesday night of 9 September.
This video included a repost from a Healing and Wellness page where references have been made to embrace positivity, spirituality, and finding light after darkness.
Twitter has come in full support of Nia Long over people being appalled that someone would even think to cheat on Nia Long. Seriously, who would?
No proper statement has been received from either Nia Long or Ime Udoka amidst this murky scandal. The NBA would soon decide whether Udoka would stay or be fired from his Head Coach job.