The famous NBA player Ime Udoka is in a longtime relationship with American actress Nia Long. They are parents to their 10-year-old son Kez. Their relationship seemed peaceful and fulfilled until a recent turn of events happened in both of their lives. Udoka was found in an alleged affair by his committee members, which acts like cancer to this relationship. Let’s find out more about it.
Ime Udoka – Background Check
Ime Sunday Udoka is an important name to the basketball team, Boston Celtics, and National Basketball Association. This Nigerian-American basketball professional was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 9, 1977. He was a player on the Nigerian National Team. Currently, he coaches the Boston Celtics as head coach to the team. The star set an exclusive chart of records in his career and has been brilliant throughout his work.
He has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Nia Talita Long, lasting more than a decade now. Nia is an American actress born in New York City, U.S., on October 30, 1970. Her first career peak was in 1991, when she gained fame for her work in an American coming-of-age hood drama, Boyz n the Hood. Further, she gained more popularity for her “Belluah Lisa Wilkes” role in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Ime and Nia welcomed their son Kez in 2011. Later, in 2015 they announced their official engagement but were never interested in marriage. This 10-year-old son to the star couple has been a blessing to them. They were happiest to announce his birth. “Words can’t explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers.” the pair released the statement to the media.
Nia is also the mother to another son, Massai Dorsey II. Massai came from Nia’s former relationship with actor Massai Dorsey. Massai Dorsey II was born on November 26, 2000, and is now 21 years old. Unlike his parents, who are both excellent actors, Massai chose his path to popularity and excellence in his career through baseball. He played for Eastern Kentucky University and is a blooming baseball player.
Disclosure Of The Alleged Affair
In July 2022, the Celtics launched a rigorous investigation about an alleged affair they sensed in the team members. Udoka was guilty of dating a member of the staff. The Boston Celtics committee is unsure about how long this consensual affair lasted. Last Thursday, the committee announced that Udoka violated multiple policies of the Celtics. Because of this, the franchise suspended Udoka for one year from his position as head coach of the team.
His suspension lasts through the entirety of the 2022-23 season. Important details about this affair are kept hidden by the franchise to maintain the people’s privacy. But the media reports confirm that the girl in this intimate and improper relationship was a staff member. Reports tell that at the age of 45, the coach maintained a very intimate and improper relationship with a staff member from the committee. There are also reports of the woman accusing Udoka of making unwanted comments toward her.
Shortly before the investigation reached its conclusions, Udoka confessed to Nia about this upcoming bizarre news. The actress was in deep distress and found it hard to believe the truth behind her eyes. After Ime’s suspension, the actress avoided the media for some time to heal from all the sudden, shocking events of her life. But recently, she stated to the media about this life-changing news.
To the reporters, Long responded, “The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community during this difficult time means so much to me.” She added, “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,”.
Ime Udoka Apologizes
After getting suspended by the Celtics, Udoka apologized to his committee members. “I wish 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.”, he said.