Nia Long has apparently remained silent about her fiance Ime Udoka’s cheating scandal. In September, the engaged couple found themselves amid controversy and criticism after the Boston Celtics head coach had a romantic relationship with the team’s service manager. Kathleen Nimmo Lynch. The actress briefly retired from social media, returning weeks later with Instagram posts about mental health and standing up for yourself. She also shared a photo with her two sons and another post celebrating black women. But fans believe her latest post is about Udoka.
Last week, Long shared a selfie with the caption, “Missions and dreams must never be postponed. Happy Friday.”
Fans flooded the 52-year-old’s comments with messages of support and praise for her timeless beauty. But most felt she was talking about her fiancé of seven years.
Nia Long’s latest reflection post on Instagram leads fans to believe she’s talking about her fiancé, Ime Udoka. (Photo: @iamnialong/Instagram.)
One person said, “It’s amazing how God removes things from our lives that we don’t see as toxic or not good. When it’s gone, our light shines so much brighter.”
A second person wrote: “Keep holding it.” Meanwhile, a third social media user added: “Just keep going sista because these men will take your peace.”
A fourth person said: “Happy Friday beautiful keep your head up my black queen love the way you carry yourself.”
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is engaged to Nia Long and they have an 11-year-old son. He won all round. pic.twitter.com/kPOVuM1qtl
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Long and Udoka reportedly got engaged in 2015 after dating for more than a decade. They share an 11-year-old son, Times Sunday Udoka. The “Best Man” star is also a mother to a 21-year-old Maasai Zhivago Dorsey IIwhom she welcomed in her previous relationship with the actor Maasai Z. Dorsey.
The current status of Long and Udoka’s relationship is unknown. But a number of people have spoken out on the matter. Long’s ex, Dorsey, defended Udoka, saying he “made a mistake” during an interview with DailyMail.com.
He said: “Every man needs another chance. As the Bible says, the flesh is weak. He’s not a bad guy. Hopefully he learned from that.”
comedian and actor Marlon Wayans shared similar sentiments during an Oct. 2 interview with Leah’s Lemonade. He advised Long to say it with Udoka despite the public humiliation he inflicted on her, noting that most married men cheat because they are not honest with themselves or their partners.
“If you are unbreakable, the media embarrassment, other women, nothing will break you because I have found love, I have found a partnership, I have found my eternity, and to find eternity you must live as it is won’t bend or break,” Wayans shared. “I would say to Nia Long, sister, if he’s all of those things, don’t bother with the embarrassment, don’t bother with all of that.”