For more than a decade, Udoka has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long. You might have seen her in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Soul Food, Third Watch, Boyz n The Hood, Friday, Empire and more.
Long and Udoka have a son together and have been engaged since 2015. They haven’t wed and don’t plan on doing so, said Long, who is not a fan of marriage.
“Love is complicated, let’s just start there,” Long told Essence in 2020. “And then you start a marriage, which I’ve never been married. And there’s a reason for that because I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do’ to prove to you that I love you. But also, what does marriage really [mean]… that you own me now and I own you? I don’t get that part.”
Not surprisingly, once news broke of Udoka getting the Celtics gig, his love life became a major topic on Twitter.
Nia Long becoming the First Lady of the Boston Celtics means the offseason is automatically a win.
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) June 23, 2021
— Money (@MasterChefMoney) June 23, 2021
IMAGINE your franchise not employing Nia Long’s husband I simply cannot relate to that level of poverty 🤢 pic.twitter.com/y0S2FcOnzH
— Cousin Steez (@AndrewDoxy) June 23, 2021
I have no idea if this is a good hire or not but, as a huge Nia Long fan, I am excited! https://t.co/0otwpkeGAJ
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 23, 2021
Who knows how things end up in Boston, but between playing in the NBA, the brawl vs. Algeria, moving up the ranks from assistant to now head coach AND being engaged to Nia Long, Ime Udoka already has to be one of the most successful Portlanders in history
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) June 23, 2021
nia long is trending lol
— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) June 23, 2021
This is a massive day for the 43-year-old Udoka, who is about to become a head coach for the first time.
Hopefully he and his fiancée can take some time and celebrate.
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