Nia Long And Ime Udoka Split Following NBA Coach’s Alleged Affair After 13 Years Together

Nia Long and Ime Udoka are calling it quits.  The 51-year-old actress and 45-year-old NBA coach have ended their 13-year romance.

The news comes after Udoka allegedly had an affair with a female co-worker within the Boston Celtics organization. In September Udoka was suspended as head coach of the team, before the season after the alleged relationship was exposed.

Long’s rep says the two are “no longer together but remain fully committed to co-parenting their son.” The couple shares a ten-year-old son.  Long also has a 21-year-old son from a previous relationship.


She shared her feeling on marriage in December 2020 on Essence’s Yes Girl podcast saying,  “Love is complicated … and then you start a marriage, which I’ve never been married. And there’s a reason for that because I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do to prove to you that I love you. But also, what does marriage really [mean] … that you own me now and I own you? I don’t get that part.”