Actress, Nia Long, has broken her silence on the cheating scandal involving her fiancé, Ime Udoka, the NBA Coach.
As we previously reported, Ime Udoka who is the head coach of Boston Celtics, was suspended for having an affair with a Boston Celtics female staff. The suspension from the team is for one year.
Speaking to TMZ on Friday, Nia Long said; “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 Long and Ime Udoka have been in a relationship since 2010. The two share a 10-year-old son, Kez Sunday, and confirmed their engagement in May 2015.
The Boston Celtics announced that “the team has suspended Head Coach Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies. A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately.”
Udoka has also issued an apology for his actions.
“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.”
Sources close to the family revealed that Nia Long and her son moved to Boston two weeks agohoping to finding a home with Udoka. It’s however, unclear whether or not those plans are still in motion at this time.