Search
Close this search box.

Finally! Nia Long Speaks Out on Ime Udoka Scandal – It was ‘Devastating’ for their Son Kez to Hear

Ime Udoka & Nia Long - Getty
Ime Udoka & Nia Long – Getty

*In a new interview with the @hollywoodreporter, iconic actress Nia Long talks about the return of ‘The Best Man franchise. She also dives into her career and how she plans on taking control of it. While speaking with the outlet, she also discusses being dragged into the wild NBA scandal that not only affected her but also her children.

As it was previously reported, Ime Udoka, who’s dated Nia Long since 2010, was suspended as coach of the Boston Celtics amid infidelity allegations. On September 22, The Athletic reported that Udoka — had an “intimate and consensual relationship with a female member” of the team’s staff. The alleged relationship was not only considered “improper” by the franchise, but it was also a violation of the NBA’s code of conduct. He has apologized after allegations surfaced.

Long explained to THR that she had been in the middle of a project when the news broke about her fiancé’s scandal. She said, for the first time in her 36-year career she had to walk off the set to be with her son. She explains that the project she was handling at the time was not only unfulfilling but “there was also this sense that the business I have to deal with at home is more important to me than teaching a white director-producer how to tell a Black story.”

Long added, “I went home to be with my son, and that was what was most important to me because he was not having an easy time. I think the most heartbreaking thing about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to make a very private situation public,” she says of the organization’s big move to call a press conference to address Udoka’s suspension. Long went on to share that she actually took her son out of school when the news hit, saying that it was “devastating, and it still is.”

MORE NEWS ON EURWEB: ‘GMA’ Co-hosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Delete Instagram Accounts Amid Affair Reports

We Publish News 24/7. Don’t Miss A Story. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to Our Newsletter Now!

Bhad Bhabie - blackfishing
Maile Brady, Wayne Brady, Mandie Taketa and Jason Fordham. MATT SAYLES/DISNEY
Rihanna
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris / Getty
Tye Tribbett
LeBron James (Gary A Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports-Reuters)
Obama - Biden (Getty)
Kim Kardashian
Terrell Davis - Getty
Kamala Harris (Phoenix Awards) - GettyImages
Thomas Matthew Crooks
Read More
Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
Read More
Tejuana Johnson - via Facebook
Read More
Kobe and Joe Jellybean Bryant - screenshot
Read More
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Read More
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Read More
Sandra 'Pepa' Denton - Getty
Read More
Joy Reid - Amber Rose (MSNBC-Getty)
Read More
Amanda Seales (Getty)
Read More
Robin Allen as Miss Cleo - via Lifetime
Read More

POPULAR

Bhad Bhabie - blackfishing
Bhad Bhabie Reconciles with Ex-Boyfriend Despite Abuse Claims
Maile Brady, Wayne Brady, Mandie Taketa and Jason Fordham. MATT SAYLES/DISNEY
'Wayne Brady: The Family Remix' Looks Inside the Blended Brady Household | WATCH
Rihanna
Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Teams Up with 2024 Summer Games
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris / Getty
California Politicos React to Biden Ending Campaign and Endorsing Harris
Tye Tribbett
Tye Tribbett Shines at 2024 Stellar Gospel Music Awards with Multiple Wins
LeBron James (Gary A Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports-Reuters)
LeBron James Chosen as Men's Flagbearer for Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony
Obama - Biden (Getty)
Obama Offers Support After Biden Withdraws from 2024 Presidential Race
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Her Son's Vitiligo Diagnosis
Terrell Davis - Getty
United Airlines Apologizes to Terrell Davis After Wrongful Arrest and Harassment
1 2 3 8,198