Nia Long Spotted Without Engagement Ring Following Ime Udoka’s Cheating Scandal, Actress Laughs At Reconciliation Question
Nia Long may still serve “classic beauty,” but it doesn’t look like a “second chance” is on the menu for Ime Udoka.
The Soul Food actress was spotted ringless for the first time since news of her fiance Ime Udoka’s cheating scandal exploded across the internet. With her long black tresses flowing, Nia Long exited Whole Foods wearing a black halter top and ripped jeans. She was with her son Kez, who she shares with Ime Udoka.
As she walked to her car, paparazzi quizzed the 51-year-old on the scandal and asked her how she was holding up. Nia Long responded,
“I don’t have any comment right now. I’m sorry.”
Still, the paparazzi continued by asking if she and Ime Udoka were working out their issues. Nia Long didn’t directly answer the burning question but she did let out an exasperated laugh before getting into her car. While the “laugh” did not confirm if she plans on taking Ime Udoka back or not, her missing engagement ring may be a tell-tale sign. The Single Moms Club actress isn’t offering more information at this time, but her previous statement was very clear,
“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.”
Nia and Ime,45, managed to keep their love life on the low-profile side for over 12 years. In May, Nia showed a lot of support for Ime’s historic first season as Head Coach of the Boston Celtics. As previously reported, The disgraced coach was suspended for the 2022-2023 NBA season after it was revealed that he had an intimate relationship with a female staff member.
Ime previously released a statement that said,
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down.”
Many people have since weighed in on Ime’s questionable actions, including Marlon Wayans. In a recent interview with Leah’s Lemonade, actor/comedian Marlon Wayans said,
“In order to find forever, you are going to have to live in a way that it bends and don’t break. That’s your best friend. I would say to Nia Long, sis, if he’s all those things, yo, never mind the embarrassment, never mind all that.”
The 50-year-old continued,
“I would say this to my daughter, I’d say this to my sister. Are you happy? Before this moment, were you happy? Right? So, work on your relationship.”
Do you think that Nia should give Ime another chance? Does a 12-year relationship carry too much history to throw away? Tell us in the comments below.