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Nia Long And Ime Udoka Split After 13 Years Together Following His Alleged Affair

The former couple is now focusing on co-parenting.

It's official, Nia Long and Ime Udoka are over.

A source confirmed with PEOPLE that the 13-year relationship ended after the former Boston Celtics head coach allegedly had an affair with a female subordinate within the team's organization.

In September, the Boston Celtics held a press conference to address Udoka's suspension for "violations of team policy" for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season, according to PEOPLE.

Long recently addressed the situation.

"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," Long told The Hollywood Reporter.

In September Long also issued an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

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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," Long said to PEOPLE. "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."

The former Celtics coach issued a statement to ESPN's Malika Andrews about his alleged affair in September.

"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."

He continued, "Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.

The couple welcomed their first child together, Kez, in 2011. Long also has a 21-year-old son, Massai from a previous relationship.

A rep for Long confirms to PEOPLE although the couple is "no longer together," they remain fully committed to co-parenting their son [Kez].

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