Household without end. Although Nia Lengthy and fiancé Ime Udoka’s personal relationship hit a tough patch in September 2022, the Finest Man star will without end be dedicated to her sons.
“The outpouring of affection and assist from household, buddies and the group throughout this tough time means a lot to me,” the Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air alum informed Us Weekly in late September, two days after information broke that the Boston Celtics head coach allegedly had an affair with a colleague within the NBA and was subsequently suspended for the 2022-2023 season.
“I ask that my privateness be revered as I course of the current occasions. Above all, I’m a mom and can proceed to concentrate on my kids,” Lengthy, who shares son Massai, born in 2001, with ex Massai Z. Dorsey, and son Kez, born in 2011, with Udoka, added.
Following his suspension, the previous assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets — who has been in a relationship with Lengthy since 2010 — issued an announcement apologizing to “our gamers, followers, all the Celtics group, and my household” for “placing [them] on this tough scenario.”
In their very own assertion, the Celtics declared that Udoka’s suspension was on account of “violations of staff insurance policies” — which allegedly occurred when having a purported “intimate and consensual relationship with a feminine member” of the staff’s employees, in response to a report printed by The Athletic.
The sports activities skilled and the Big Momma’s Home actress acquired engaged in 2015, although Lengthy has been candid about her ideas on ultimately strolling down the aisle — or not, revealing on Essence’s “Sure, Lady!” podcast in 2020, “I don’t know that I would like [marriage] to really feel like I’m in a partnership that’s working.”
As for her relationship together with her kids, the mother of two can’t get sufficient of her youngsters. “I really like my boys. They’re the sunshine of my life,” the actress informed Rachael Ray in 2017. “They’re wonderful.”
Lengthy acquired emotional whereas including, “They make me a greater lady. Every thing I do is for them. … I simply need them to have an incredible life and I would like them to respect girls and to like girls,” joking, “I’m gonna cry now.”
The Deadly Affair star continuously shares candy photographs together with her youngsters on social media, whether or not they’re celebrating a giant life second collectively or just hanging out and selfie-ing.
Maintain scrolling to see Lengthy’s household album with Udoka and her sons: