After taking the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship earlier this year, what looked like a promising year for head coach Ime Udoka has turned into just the opposite. A romance with a Celtics staffer has led to Udoka and his long-time girlfriend of 13 years, actress Nia Long, going their separate ways.
According to People, a close source has verified that the couple ended their relationship after the Boston Celtics suspended Udoka for the present season. The head coach was penalized for having an inappropriate romantic affair with a female subordinate, which led to the now-former couple’s split.
The source said, “The situation is unfortunate and painful, but Nia is focusing on her children and rebuilding her life.”
Although they were not married, Long and Udoka have been in a relationship since 2010 and share an 11-year-old son, Kez Udoka.
This news comes just over a week after Long posted and then deleted a photo of her new residence on her Instagram account with the caption, “Thankful for the gift of new places and spaces.”
A representative for The Best Man actress has gone on record to state that the two are “no longer together but remain fully committed...