Nia Long finally released a statement addressing the recent rumors about her fiancé Ime Udoka.
In the statement to
, she thanked her family, friends, and supporters for the “outpouring of love and support.”
The actress also asked the press and public to respect her privacy and said her focus is on her kids.
The Celtics recently announced that Udoka had been suspended from the team because he’d violated “team policies.”
released a report shortly before, saying that Udoka had “an intimate relationship with a female staff member.”
Udoka is a former professional basketball player who built a successful career as an NBA coach
He started working as the Celtics’ head coach in 2021 and led the team to their first NBA finals since 2010.
Long and Udoka have been engaged for years, and she’s previously said they’re comfortable not having a wedding.
According to the
, Long and Udoka first met in Boston in 2010 after being set up by a mutual friend.