Actress Nia Long is engaged to Ime Udoka, her boyfriend of five years! Long, known for her role in Boyz n the Hood, stirred up engagement rumors when she was spotted wearing an engagement ring on her left ring finger recently.
She’s been mum about the exciting news, but a source close to her cleared up any confusion yesterday, confirming to Us Weekly that Long is engaged to the former NBA player and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach. Though she hasn’t shown off a close-up look at her rock, it looks like an emerald-cut diamond on a pave band.
Long has spent most of her life building up her career in Hollywood, something she told Rolling Out in 2013 got in the way of her personal life. “I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they’re like, ‘Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have children yet and what does that mean?'” she told the magazine.
Though she has a three-year-old with Udoka named Kez and another son from a previous relationship, this will be her first marriage. “I think what it means is stay in your course because it’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen,” she told Rolling Out. “It doesn’t happen for everyone at the same time, so you can’t compare your life to someone else’s.”