“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and community during this difficult time means so much to me,” said the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum said We Weekly late September, two days after news broke that the Boston Celtics head coach had had an affair with an NBA colleague and was subsequently suspended for the 2022-23 season.
“I ask that my privacy be respected as I process recent events. First and foremost, I am a mother and I will continue to focus on my children,” said Long, who shares son Massai, born in 2001, with her ex Massai Z. Dorseyand son Kez, born in 2011, with Udoka, added.
Following his suspension, the former Brooklyn Nets assistant coach – who has had a relationship with Long since 2010 – issued a statement apologizing to “our players, our fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family” for “putting [them] in this difficult situation.
In their own statement, the Celtics said Udoka’s suspension was due to ‘violations of team policies’ – which allegedly occurred during an alleged ‘intimate and consensual relationship with a female member’ of staff. of the team, according to a report published by Athleticism.
The sports professional and the Bin mom’s house The actress got engaged in 2015, though Long was candid about her thoughts on possibly walking down the aisle — or not, revealing on Essence “Yes, Girl!” podcast in 2020, “I don’t know if I need [marriage] feel like you’re in a partnership that works.
As for her relationship with her children, the mother of two does not get tired of her children. “I love my boys. They are the light of my life,” the actress said Rachel Ray in 2017. “They’re amazing.”
Long became emotional adding, “They make me a better woman. Everything I do is for them. … I just want them to have a good life and I want them to respect women and love women,” joking, “I’m going to cry now.
The fatal case The star frequently shares cute photos with her kids on social media, whether they’re celebrating a big life moment together or just hanging out and taking selfies.
Keep scrolling to see Long’s family album with Udoka and his sons: