Actor Nia Lengthy appreciates the priority individuals have proven after information broke that her fiancé, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, had an improper relationship with a feminine workforce workers member.
“The outpouring of affection and assist from household, mates and the neighborhood throughout this troublesome time means a lot to me,” Lengthy stated in an announcement to Boston.com. “I ask that my privateness be revered as I course of the current occasions. Above all, I’m a mom and can proceed to deal with my kids.”
Lengthy and Udoka have been in a relationship since 2010 and share a 10-year-old son. The 2 have been engaged since 2015, however had no plans of getting married, with Lengthy as soon as telling Essence.com that “marriage will not be a precedence.”
On Thursday night time, the Celtics announced Udoka can be suspended for everything of the 2022-23 NBA season after an unbiased investigation discovered that the coach’s relationship with a staffer was a violation of a number of workforce insurance policies.
“I wish to apologize to our gamers, followers, the whole Celtics group, and my household for letting them down,” Udoka stated in an announcement to ESPN. “I’m sorry for placing the workforce on this troublesome scenario, and I settle for the workforce’s choice. Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll don’t have any additional remark.”
At a Friday press conference, Celtics proprietor Wyc Grousbeck and president of basketball operations Brad Stevens didn’t increase onwhat the investigation discovered or what particular workforce insurance policies Udoka violated.
Whereas a lot of the protection of Udoka’s scenario centered on the sports activities repercussions, Lengthy’s followers voiced their emotions in regards to the affair on social media, with many stating how beloved Lengthy is within the Black neighborhood.
Lengthy made her first large splash as Brandi in John Singleton’s 1991 movie, “Boyz N the Hood.” She landed a visitor spot on “Residing Single” in 1993, and a yr later she had a recurring position in “The Recent Prince of Bel-Air.” Lengthy starred alongside Ice Dice and Chris Tucker in F. Gary Grey’s “Friday” in 1995.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) shared a message of assist for the “Recent Prince of Bel-Air” actor.
“Sending nothing however like to Nia Lengthy. We’re not letting a person, who didn’t acknowledge the luxurious her presence was, dim all her magnificence and glory,” he wrote. “Matter of truth, we want a Nia Lengthy nationwide vacation!”
Person @queenveej wrote, “Unhappy half is Nia Lengthy don’t even be in no mess and now this man obtained her identify in all places whereas she simply attempting to movie the final Greatest Man in peace.”
Under are some extra tweets in assist of Lengthy.