After 13 Years, Nia Long & Ime Udoka Confirm Breakup Following Cheating And Suspension Scandal

After 13 Years, Nia Long & Ime Udoka Confirm Breakup Following Cheating And Suspension Scandal

Nia Long and fiancé Ime Udoka have reportedly decided to part ways amid the basketball coach’s cheating and suspension scandal. A source exclusively confirmed the split, according to PEOPLE,

The situation is unfortunate and painful, but Nia is focusing on her children and rebuilding her life.

A representative for Long also told the outlet that the couple is “no longer together but remain fully committed to co-parenting their son [Kez].”

 

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Long Recently Spoke Out

Long recently spoke out amid news of the scandal. And told The Hollywood Reporter what was most painful for her to handle about the scandal.

I think the most heartbreaking thing about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to make a very private situation public.

In September, the Celtics reported that Udoka would undergo an “immediate suspension.” Ahead of the announcement, ESPN reported that Udoka was involved in an “intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff.”

Udoka later addressed the scandal with a statement.

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. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.

Long also responded to the shocking news and gave an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

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.

Long and Udoka have been engaged for seven years, and share one child together, an 11-year-old son named Kez.

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