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Nia Long Asks For 'Privacy' During This Time Regarding Her Relationship With Boston Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka

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

Nia Long appreciates the outpouring of love and support from her community and has asked for privacy during this time. 

According to PEOPLE, The Best Man actress issued a statement regarding her fiancé, Ime Udoka, being suspended from his role as head coach of the Boston Celtics following an alleged affair with a female staff member.

"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."

Long and Udoka share a 10-year-old-son, Kez Sunday Udoka, and have been engaged since 2015. Long has another son, 21-year-old Massai Dorsey II.

We are wishing Nia Long and her family peace during this time. 

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