Nia Long has released her first public statement since her longtime partner, the head coach me Udoka of Boston Celtics, was suspended for a year.
Nia Long makes a public statement
Support for Nia Long is surging on social media as her longtime partner, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, finds himself in hot drama.
Udoka was suspended by the Celtics on Thursday evening for “violations” of team policies. According to reports, Udoka was suspended due to an “intimate, consensual” relationship with a female Celtics staffer.
Following the release of his suspension by the team, Udoka apologized to ESPN’s Malika Andrews for putting the Celtics “in this difficult situation.”
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” Udoka said in a statement. I apologize for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the decision of the team. I will make no further comments out of respect for everyone involved.”
Nia Long met Ime Udoka in 2010 in Boston and has a 10-year-old son with him.
She has appeared in films such as “Boyz N the Hood”, “The Best Man” and “Soul Food”. Long was filming a pilot for NBC at the time, and Udoka, then a Sacramento Kings player, was playing the Celtics.
She has released her first statement since her longtime partner, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, was suspended for a year.
“The outpouring [of] love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,” Long said. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”
In response to Ime Udoka’s drama, Nina Parker tweeted, “Cheating on Nia Long? The end of the world must be near. Because there is NO WAY.”
About Nia Long
Nia Talita Long
October 30, 1970
New York City, U.S.