Nia Long, actress who rose to fame in the 90s after playing Will Smith’s girlfriend in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, is living one of the hardest times of his life. Just a few days ago the affair that her fiancé, Ime Udoka, coach of the Boston Celtics, had with an employee of the basketball club. This relationship has been a real scandal in the NBA and the coach, who in his last years as a player he wore the shirt of UCAM CB Murciahas been removed from his post for a year.
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The rules of the Boston Celtics expressly prohibit the coach from having a romantic relationship with someone on the staff, which is why he has been sanctioned without a job and salary for one season. It was last July when some colleagues learned of the affairwhich continued to be kept secret until the woman accused Udoka of making negative comments towards her, as published The Atltetic.
That gave rise to an internal investigation of the club that has culminated in the aforementioned sanction of the coach. He, knowing that this information was going to be made public, explained what happened a few days ago to Nia Long, with whom he has a ten-year-old sonwhile publicly apologizing on Friday through NBA journalist Malika Andrews: “I want to apologize to the players, the fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down.. I am sorry for putting you in this difficult situation and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will not comment further on this.”
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For her part, Nia Long had just moved to Boston just two weeks ago to be with Udoka, who signed for the club last season. Together with her, the son they both have in common, Kez, moved to the city. After the commotion, the actress has assured, on the TMZ portal, that “The gestures of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time mean a lot” for her.
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Given the situation, he asks that his privacy “be respected” in this situation: “First of all, I am a mother and I will continue to focus on my children”. Long y Udoka they began their relationship in 2010 and, in November 2011, their son Kez was born (She was already the mother of another child who was then 11 years old as a result of her relationship with actor Massay Z. Dorsey). In 2015, they got engaged and, although they have not gotten married, they had one of the most stable relationships in Hollywood.