Nia Lengthy is opening up concerning the scandal surrounding her longtime accomplice, Ime Udoka.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress talked about Udoka’s suspension because the Boston Celtics head coach for having an alleged consensual relationship with a feminine member of the Celtics workers.

Lengthy and Udoka had been engaged since 2015 when the information broke in September. The share an 11-year-old son.

“I believe probably the most heartbreaking factor about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics group determined to make a really non-public scenario public,” Lengthy stated. “It was devastating, and it nonetheless is. He nonetheless has moments the place it’s not simple for him.”

“The Greatest Man” star stated she took her son out of faculty on the time and declined to say whether or not she and Udoka are nonetheless collectively or focus on his alleged habits.

The Celtics suspended Udoka for all the 2022 to 2023 season.

“I need to apologize to our gamers, followers, all the Celtics group, and my household for letting them down,” Udoka stated in an announcement to ESPN on the time. “I’m sorry for placing the workforce on this troublesome scenario, and I settle for the workforce’s resolution. Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll don’t have any additional remark.”

The lady he was alleged to have had the connection with was not recognized.

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens received emotional at a press convention whereas defending the ladies within the group who have been focused on social media because of the hypothesis as to the lady’s id.

However Lengthy, who additionally has an grownup son from a previous relationship, stated she didn’t really feel supported.

“When you’re within the enterprise of defending ladies — I’m sorry, nobody from the Celtics group has even known as to see if I’m OK, to see if my youngsters are OK,” she stated. “It’s very disappointing.”

CNN as reached out to the Celtics for remark.


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