Actress Nia Long and Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka have separated. In September, Udoka was suspended from the team after violating “team policies.” 

The scandal originates from Udoka’s alleged affair with the Celtics’ travel planner. According to several reports, she organized Long’s flights to and from Celtics games.

A couple of weeks later, Udoka told ESPN, “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision.”


Last week, Long expressed her frustration with how the Celtics handled the scandal, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “if you’re in the business of protecting women – I’m sorry, no one from the Celtics organization has even called to see if I’m okay, to see if my children are okay. It’s very disappointing.”

Long later told The Cut, “I think the most heartbreaking thing about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to make a very private situation public.”

When the scandal broke, she felt that she needed to take her son out of school. 

Long met Udoka in 2010 when he was a professional basketball player with the Sacramento Kings. In June 2011, the former couple said they were expecting their first child together, and in May 2015, they got engaged.

A representative for Long stated that the pair are “no longer together but remain fully committed to co-parenting their son [Kez].” 

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