Nia Long says she’s gonna want all of the help she will get after getting blindsided by her fiance, Celtics Coach Ime Udoka … who we have realized stored her at midnight about his affair, despite the fact that the group busted him months in the past.
Sources linked to the group and the couple inform TMZ … Nia had moved to Boston with Kez, her 10-year-old son with Ime, simply 2 weeks in the past, and the couple was home searching.
The unhappy twist for Nia is that when she moved, Ime was already totally conscious his affair with a married entrance workplace staffer was about to explode. We’re advised Ime knew means again in July the group was conscious of the affair, and was launching an investigation.
Meanwhile, we’re advised Nia solely discovered about it in the previous couple of days … and solely as a result of Ime knew it was about to go public.
Nia tells TMZ, by her rep Shannon Barr … “The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. 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 social media backlash in opposition to Ime, and help for Nia, was swift as quickly because the Celtics introduced on Wednesday they’d be punishing him.
On Thursday evening, the Celtics formally suspended him for the whole upcoming 2022-23 season.
In response, Ime mentioned, “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.”