It can’t be easy for actress Nia Long.
Almost two weeks after her fiancé, Ime Udoka, was suspended as head coach of the Boston Celtics for violating team policies, Nia returned to social media, sharing a quote about mental health. Nia’s post comes more than a week after Ime was suspended on Sept. 22nd for the upcoming 2022-2023 basketball season by the Celtics for violating team policies.
Though the organization didn’t specify what rules were broken, ESPN reported, citing multiple sources, that the coach was facing disciplinary action for allegedly having “an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff.”
“A tip for mental health,” the Oct. 3 Instagram post read, “learn to distinguish who deserves an explanation, who deserves one answer, and who deserves absolutely nothing.”
Nia, who got engaged to Ime in 2015, received a lot of support and encouragement from her close friends in the comments section of her post, including actress Viola Davis wrote, “Love it!!” and rapper Busta Rhymes wrote, “Yes Queen.”
After the team announced the suspension, Ime, who shares son Kez with Nia, issued an apology for his actions.
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” he said in a statement to ESPN Sept. 22. “I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision.”
The following day Nia released a statement asking for privacy as she and her family navigate through this difficult time.
“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,” the Fatal Affair actress said in a statement to E! News. . “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.”
Nia Long owes no one an explanation.
Check out some pics of Ime’s fiance below:
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