A unique love story. Nia Long has been vocal about not wanting to get married despite her engagement to fiancé Ime Udoka.The couple hit it off in 2010 after a mutual friend learned they were both in the Boston area at the same time.
One year later, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum announced she was pregnant at 40.“I was supposed to go to Ghana to do a film and that’s when I found out I was pregnant,” she told reporters at the BET Awards in June 2021. “I had a doctor’s appointment to get the yellow fever shot and they were like, ‘Miss Long, we can’t give you a shot.'”When the actress learned she was expecting, she couldn’t contain her excitement. “I almost fainted.
It was the best moment and the sweetest surprise ever,” she gushed.Long became a mother for the first time in 2000 when she welcomed son Massai with ex Massai Z.
Dorsey. Her son with Udoka, Kez Sunday, arrived in November 2011, and Udoka popped the question four years later.Before getting engaged, Long had been candid about not needing to get married to feel fulfilled in her personal life. “I don’t feel less loved or less loving because I’m not married,” she told Essence in August 2012. “I worked hard to have the career I wanted, but I’ve also been deliberate about my personal life.Read more on usmagazine.com