Nia Long responds to appreciations amid Ime Udoka’s suspension



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The love for Nia Long is flowing robust on social media as her longtime accomplice, Boston Celtics head coach, Ime Udoka, finds himself embroiled in controversy.

Long and Udoka share a 10-year-old son and have been engaged since 2015.

Consequently, lots of Long’s supporters expressed upset after studies surfaced that the previous skilled basketball participant was dealing with suspension for having an alleged consensual relationship with a member of the Celtics workers.

“Cheating on Nia Long? End of days has to be upon us. Because ain’t NO WAY,” tweeted Nina Parker, an Emmy-nominated TV host and designer.

On Friday Long responded to the outpouring with a press release offered to CNN by her rep.

“The outpouring love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,” she stated within the assertion. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”

She is beloved, particularly by the Black neighborhood, as she has starred in such traditional movies as “Love Jones” and “Boyz N The Hood.”

The Celtics suspended Udoka for the complete 2022 to 2023 on Thursday.

“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” Udoka stated in a press release to ESPN. “I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”

Long has not spoken publicly in regards to the matter, however on Wednesday she shared a repost of a well being and wellness video on Instagram that referenced discovering gentle within the darkness and embracing positivity.

Final 12 months, she spoke to Popculture.com about Udoka nabbing the pinnacle teaching job after being an assistant for 9 years.

“He’s one of the most disciplined people I know. He’s worked really hard for this and now he’s got to just get to work with his players and do what he does best,” she stated on the time. “So, it’s an exciting time for our family to be able to sit in the stands.”