Nia Long says the way Ime Udoka’s relationship unfolded was ‘devastating’ for her 11-year-old sonNia Long says the way Ime Udoka’s relationship unfolded was ‘devastating’ for her son of 11 years

Nia Long Talks Boyfriendé Ime Udoka's Cheating Scandal.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Nia Long opens up about boyfriend Ime Udoka’s cheating scandal. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nia Long discussed boyfriend Ime Udoka’s relationship and said the “disappointing” way the Boston Celtics handled the situation had a “devastating” impact on her son.

“I think the most heartbreaking thing about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to go public with a very private situation,” Long said. The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that she took her son out of school when the news broke. The veteran actress shares her 11-year-old son Kez with Udoka.

In September, the Celtics announced that Udoka had been suspended for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violating the team’s code of conduct as he was in an improper, but consensual, relationship with a female staffer.

“It was devastating, and still is. [Kez] he still has moments when it’s not easy for him. If you’re in the business of protecting women, I’m sorry, no one from the Celtics organization has even called to see if I’m okay, to see if my kids are okay. It’s very disappointing” The best man star added.

Udoka publicly apologized to “the players, the fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down.” When the scandal spread on social media, “Nia Long” immediately started trending. Incredibly, it was a rare show of unity on social media as virtually all tweets were messages of support for the actress.

“It literally felt like my heart jumped out of my body,” Long recalled. “And then what I found was this tribe of women and men standing up for me in a way that made me feel like I was in this bubble of protection, and that was very comforting.”

Long and Udoka started dating in 2009 and got engaged in 2015. They were reportedly house hunting in Boston before the relationship went public. Now she is in the process of returning to Los Angeles with Kez and their son Massai, 22, from a previous relationship. DAY noted that Long would not discuss the status of her relationship with Udoka, or divulge the conduct that led to her suspension. The publication claims that the two are co-parents of Kez.

Very recently she walked off a movie set for the first time in her 36-year career, in part, to be with her family.

“I came home to be with my son, and that was the most important thing to me, because he wasn’t having an easy time,” she shared.

Long wants to channel this energy into directing his first film.

“I have to commit to this,” she explained, “because I think sometimes when so many things happen, it takes your breath away and then it’s like you’re holding your breath, and you feel this angst and this panic of constantly being in survival mode.” fight or flight I think mothers, Black women, we understand that more than anyone.

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