Actress Nia Long has broken her silence on her fiancé Ime Udoka’s cheating allegations.
boston celtics announced on thursday Udoka is suspended from his role as the NBA team’s head coach for “violations of team policy,” including an alleged romance with a female staff member.
Via her rep, Long told Page Six on Friday that “recent events” have been “difficult” for her to process, but she’s looking to her loved ones for strength.
“The outpouring of love and support from my family, friends and community means a lot to me during this difficult time,” the statement said.
“I would like to ask you to respect my privacy as I process recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”
Shortly before the Celtics announced Udoka’s suspension from the entire 2022-23 season — and indicated that a “decision about his future” with the basketball team “after this season” would be made “at a later date.” rice field – A source told ESPN He said he “had a close relationship with the franchise’s female staff.”
people later confirmed petition.
According to ESPN, such relationships, even consensually, are considered a violation of the organization’s guidelines.
The outlet further said the extended leave is seen as an unprecedented penalty for the NBA’s incumbent head coach.
Udoka is not made a statement .
“I want to apologize to the players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for the disappointment. I have read the statement made.
“Out of respect for all involved, I will refrain from further comment.”
Long, 45, and Udoka, 51, have been dating since 2010 and have been engaged since 2015. Together they have a 10-year-old son, Kez her Sundae her Udoka.
The ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star is also the mother of 21-year-old son Massai Dorsey II, whom she raises with actor Massai Dorsey.