Nia Long has broken her silence on the scandal surrounding her longtime partner, Ime Udoka, and his suspension from the NBA.
The Boston Celtics coach has apologized after allegations surfaced in which he was accused of engaging in a consensual relationship with a female member of the team’s staff.
A relationship with the unnamed staff member is reportedly against the franchise’s code of conduct. The 45-year-old has been suspended from the NBA for the entire 2022-2023 season.
The “Friday” actress has been engaged to Udoka for nearly a decade and shares a 10-year-old son, Kez, as well as Long’s son, Massai, from a previous relationship, with him. “The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,” Long says in a new statement issued to ET. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events.Read more on etcanada.com