Nia Long breaks her silence after learning that her fiancé, the Boston Celtics coach, cheated on her with an aide ‘Blindsided’
- Amy Odoka, fiancé of former NBA star-turned-coach Nia Long, has been suspended from the Boston Celtics
- Suspended for an inappropriate relationship with an employee with whom he had a consensual relationship
- Long, 51, Odoka shares a ten-year-old son. And she broke her silence on Friday after the betrayal appeared
- Odoka released a statement Thursday apologizing for letting his family and team down
- He became a household name and longtime American treasure as Lisa Wilkes in Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
- She has also starred in Boyz In The Hood, Soul Food, and Big Momma’s House, and is a civil rights activist.
Nia Long with her fiancé Im Odoka in 2017. He was suspended as head coach of the Boston Celtics due to an inappropriate relationship with an employee, despite his association with Long
Actress Nia Long broke her silence today after learning that her Boston Celtics fiancé, Im Odoka, cheated on her with one of his employees.
said the star TMZ In a statement she said she was ‘shocked’ by the affair, which comes when she moves to Boston to be with her longtime lover.
Long, 51, and Odoka, a former NBA player turned coach, have been together for more than a decade.
They got engaged in 2015 but never married, though they share a ten-year-old son. She also has another son from a previous relationship.
This week, their family’s blessing was destroyed when the Boston Celtics suspended Odoka for violating the code of ethics by having a consensual affair with the unnamed employee.
He believes that this is the time he discovered infidelity.
“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means a lot to me,” Long said through her spokeswoman.
I ask that my privacy be respected while processing recent events.
“Above all else, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children,” she said.
Odoka, the Celtics’ reputable second-year coach, was suspended for the entire next season on Thursday for unspecified “multiple” violations of team rules.
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization and my family for letting them down,” he said in a statement Thursday night.
He also suffered a “significant financial fine”, although the amount was not disclosed.
The 45-year-old is said to have had an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. That woman was not named.
In a statement from the team that appointed assistant Joe Mazzola as interim coach, the Boston team said Odoka’s future would be decided “at a later time.”
He became a household name for a long time with her role on Fresh Prince of Bel Air as Lisa Wilkes, Will Smith’s girlfriend.
She has also starred in Boyz In The Hood, Soul Food, and Big Momma’s House.
The beloved actress is also the recipient of three NAACP Image Awards and a Black Reel Award.
As news of the affair spread across social media this week, Long’s fans and famous friends jumped to her defense.
Many blamed Odoka for his indiscretion, asking how he could have betrayed the beauty.
Long time with the couple’s ten year old son recently
Long, 51, and Odoka, 45, have been together for more than a decade. They were shown together at the Barclays Center in New York last August
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