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Nia Long focused on her children in the midst of a scandal with one of their fathers. The Boyz N the Hood star, 51, broke her silence on Friday (September 23) after her fiance, the head coach of the Boston Celtics Name Udokawith whom she shares a 10-year-old son, was suspended for a year for an alleged consensual relationship with a female NBA team player.
“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and community at this difficult time means so much to me,” Nia said in a statement to HollywoodLife. “I ask that my privacy be respected while I process the latest developments. Above all, I am a mother and I will continue to focus on my children.”
Name also released his own statement, recounting ESPN, “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down. I regret putting the team in this difficult situation and accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for all involved, I will make no further comments.
As the family takes time to heal during the ordeal, let’s take a closer look at Nia’s son Name and her other child she shares with an ex, below.
Masai Dorsey II
Nia met the actor Masai Dorsey on the set of her NBC crime drama Third watchwhich lasted from 1999 to 2005. The two began dating and welcomed a son Masai Dorsey II on November 26, 2000. The new parents were engaged at one point, but eventually split shortly after the birth.
Their son would eventually follow his own path away from Hollywood and play college baseball for Eastern Kentucky University. While he may not have followed in his mother’s footsteps, Nia can’t help but be proud of her firstborn whenever she gets the chance on social media.
“And one day he became a man responsible for his self-proclaimed journey and beautiful mind,” she wrote on Instagram in 2020 alongside a photo of Masai in a boxing ring. “Now I step back and give him room to create greatness.” @massaidorsey mommy loves you.”
Kez Sunday Udoka
In 2010, Nia revealed that she was dating former basketball star Ime. Two years later, the couple got a huge surprise: they were pregnant! Nia, then 40, discovered she was pregnant during a routine doctor’s visit! When they welcomed you Kez Sunday Udoka in November 2010, the couple shared the news with the world. “Words cannot explain how excited we are about the new addition to our family,” Nia and Ime said in the statement. “We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers.”
On Mother’s Day 2021, Nia took to her Instagram to share the most touching tribute to her adorable baby boy. “My number 2. Thank you for holding me back,” she wrote alongside a cute photo of the pair. “Your birth was long and difficult. I asked you why…you said you felt safe and warm and didn’t want to leave my womb. Bless women who have become mothers in every way. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY”