Nia Long Reveals She Was Blindsided By Boyfriend Celtics Coach Ime Udoka’s Cheating, Releases Statement
Nia Long says she’s going to need support after finding out about her fiance’s affair.
According to reports, actress Nia Long shares she was blindsided by her beau, Boston Celtics’ coach Ime Udoka, work affair. Although the team caught him breaking work guidelines back in July, Ime Udoka kept Nia Long in the dark about the incident for as long as he could. Sources state that Nia and their 10-year-old son, Kez, started house hunting amid moving to Boston two weeks ago.
The 51-year-old found out about the affair a few days ago because Udoka knew it was a matter of time before his consequences went public. The Brooklyn native stated, through her representative Shannon Barr:
“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. 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.”
As reported earlier (Sept. 23), Udoka, 45, has been suspended for having a sexual relationship with a woman on the work staff. In a statement, Udoka responded to being suspended. He wrote:
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down.”
“I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”
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