Actor Nia Long Responds To Allegations Of Fiancé's Rumored Affair With A Boston Celtics Staff Member

    Following the allegations of her longtime fiancé's infidelity, accomplished actor Nia Long has spoken out.

    Nia Long, a beloved actor known for her roles in movie franchises like The Best Man and Big Momma's House, has spoken out to address rumors of her fiancé Ime Udoka's alleged affair. Ime was recently suspended as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

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    Together since 2011, Nia and Ime have been engaged since 2015 and share a son, Kez Sunday Udoka.

    Ime with his arm around Nia

    In an exclusive statement with People, Nia responded to the allegations: "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."

    Many fans have rallied behind Nia amid the infidelity rumors, and their support hasn't gone unnoticed by the actor.

    Nia Long has an 100% approval rating with Black America and Ime Udoka is about to understand that.

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    Nia Long has had such a beautiful career journey. The business she’s chosen to share with the public has always been positive. And then here comes a man….yall irk

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    "The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community during this difficult time means so much to me," she said.

    Ime was suspended from his role as head coach following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female staff member.

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    In a statement to ESPN, Ime addressed the alleged relationship. "I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down," he said. "I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team's decision."

    Wishing Nia Long all the best while she focuses on her family.