Nia Long fought again tears as she mirrored on the “devastating” months following her break up from fiancé Ime Udoka.
“I’ve had some fairly devastating moments in my life during the last couple of months,” she advised Yahoo! Entertainment over the weekend.
“And I’ve needed to simply say, ‘It’s alright. You’ll decide your self again up and’ — oh my god. I’m about to cry. ‘You’ll decide your self again up and maintain shifting,’” she added as she fanned her face together with her arms to cease herself from crying.
The “Best Man” actress’ emotional revelation comes 4 months after the Boston Celtics introduced that Udoka, 45, can be suspended as head coach for allegedly having “an intimate relationship with a feminine member of the franchise’s employees.”
Following his suspension, Udoka issued a public apology to his crew, the whole Celtics group and his household for “letting them down.”
“I’m sorry for placing the crew on this tough scenario, and I settle for the crew’s determination,” he stated in a press release to ESPN in September. “Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll don’t have any additional remark.”
Long was reportedly “blindsided” by the affair and Udoka solely advised her in regards to the dishonest days earlier than he knew the information would develop into public.
Two months later, Long spoke out about how the scandal has impacted her and Udoka’s 11-year-old son, Kez.
“I believe essentially the most heartbreaking factor about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics group determined to make a really personal scenario public,” she advised The Hollywood Reporter final December.
“No one from the Celtics group has even referred to as to see if I’m OK, to see if my kids are OK,” the “Boyz n the Hood” star continued. “It’s very disappointing.”
Later that month, Long’s rep confirmed to People that she and the previous NBA coach have been “not collectively however stay totally dedicated to co-parenting their son.”
A supply additionally advised the outlet that “the scenario is unlucky and painful, however Nia is specializing in her kids and rebuilding her life.”
Udoka and Long started courting in 2010 after assembly by means of mutual buddies. In 2015, the previous couple got engaged.
Long is also a mom to son Massai II, 22, from a previous relationship.