BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Nia Long and Ime Udoka attend the BET's 2017 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

On Sept. 22, Ime Udoka was suspended from his place as head coach of the Boston Celtics, the workforce introduced in a statement. The message cited “violations of workforce insurance policies” as causes for his departure, including that “a choice about his future with the Celtics can be made at a later date.” The day earlier than, ESPN reported that Udoka allegedly had a “position in an intimate relationship with a feminine member of the franchise’s employees.”

Shortly after, Udoka — who’s engaged to actor Nia Long — addressed the report in a statement supplied to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. “I would like to apologize to our gamers, followers, the complete Celtics group, and my household for letting them down,” it learn. “I’m sorry for placing the workforce in this troublesome scenario, and I settle for the workforce’s choice. Out of respect for everybody concerned, I’ll don’t have any additional remark.”

POPSUGAR was not instantly ready to contact a rep for Udoka, and whereas a rep for Long didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, on Sept. 23, Long addressed the allegations in a press release supplied to People

. “The outpouring of love and help from household, associates and the group throughout this troublesome time means a lot to me,” she stated. “I ask that my privateness be revered as I course of the latest occasions. Above all, I’m a mom and can proceed to focus on my kids.”

Long and Udoka are mother and father to son Kez Sunday Udoka, who was born in 2011. The actor, recognized for her roles in “Boyz N The Hood,” “The Best Man,” and “Friday,” additionally shares a 21-year-old son named Massai Dorsey II with ex Massai Z. Dorsey. She and Udoka first met in 2010 and have been engaged since 2015.

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