Nia Long is pregnant! This will be the second child for the actress who recently starred on the TV show Chase and is known for her roles in Friday and Big Momma’s House. Nia Long has a ten-year-old child from a previous relationship and this is the first child for boyfriend Ime Udoka
The two released a statement saying, “This is the most exciting time in our lives.” They added that, “words can’t explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers.”
So who is Ime Udoka? Here are five things about Nia Long’s baby daddy!
Ime Udoka is Nigerian American and was born in Portland Oregon in 1977 (making him 33).
Ime Sunday Udoka last played for the San Antonio Spurs as a forward. He was released on January 5th, 2011. He also had contracts with the Kings, Lakers, Knocks, among others.
He went to Jefferson High School in Portland, then the University of San Francisco and then transferred to Portland State University and played for the Vikings.
His pro basketball career started when he played in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgaters. He signed with the Lakers but was waived and went to Europe to play. He was then drafted by the Forth Worth Flyers, signed with the New York Knicks, and then played with his home town team of Portland Trail Blazers. In 2007 he signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but went back to the Trail Blazers. In 2009, he was waived and signed with the Sacramento Kings, then rejoined the Spurs but was waved again.
Although he plays for American teams and is American himself, since his father was born in Nigeria, he also plays for the Nigerian basketball squad. He played for them in 2006 at the FIBA World Championships.
Ime and Nia have been a couple for about two years.