Nia Long and Ime Udoka Expecting a Child
When Nia Long announced that she was pregnant the first question on everybody's mind was, who is the dad?
Well, the father of the baby is her long time boyfriend, and basketball player, Ime Udoka, according to People magazine. The 33-year-old guard plays for the San Antonio Spurs.
With the prospect of an NBA lockout looming, at least the journeyman from Portland State has something to look forward too.
The couple told People, "This is the most exciting time in our lives. 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."
This is not Long's first child. According to the magazine, she already has a 10-year-old son named, Massai, from a previous relationship. This will be Udoka's first child.
Long, 40, has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies throughout her career. She played Sherry Pierce in "Big Momma's House" in 2000, and played the same role in the 2006 sequel.
Most recently she was the voice of Roberta Tubbs in the "The Cleveland Show" for 13 episodes in 2010.
She appeared in 45 episodes of the cop drama "Third Watch" playing officer Sasha Moore from 2003 to 2005.
Sad that it's now an accepted norm for a woman to give birth to children indiscriminately outside of wedlock and have it celebrated like it were some kind of achievement.
This is moral decay.
May it not be the portion of mine in Jesus' name
Poor children who may end up perpetuating the same cycle of out of wedlock kids patterned by their parents
One is a mistake,we all are entitled to mistakes but two is now an established pattern.
This is shameful and should be condemned
I can assure you Mrs Udoka would want her son Ime to bring home a wife rather than a seasoned baby mama that has been around the block.7 years his senior.
A woman that opened eye ages ago when Ime was still learning to say Abasi mbok
Which mother prays that for their sons?
Oh what a handsomely beautiful couple.......i wish them the best even as they are expecting.
I like Nia and have watched her grown over the years...didnt know that she had snagged one of ours...Ime.
I found this little piece about Ime....
And this quote from Maya is so on point..a failed relationship is not the end of life....
"Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from the failure so that in the end she didnt fail at all"..... M. Angelou
NIA is very very lucky/blessed. This is one of the most level headed guys in the NBA. And his teammates in Naija's B-ball team attested to his FUFU prowess - at least according to Muoneke's blog:
First of all I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS. My wonderful and beautiful Nia Long this Ime Udoka chap has stolen....
This is good news I wish them a healthy baby. Nia Long so na so you don dump Anioma777....oh I shall never be the same again.
Big-K I demand a severe reprimand for NVS Magazine/People for causing me such anguish in publishing the news that my dream woman Nia Long is now expecting a baby. After years of hoping I am now completely devasted
Which one you dey? Be happy for the lovely couple. Everyone irrespective of their past deserves happiness. Having kids out of wedlock is not a sin in God's eyes besides it is a blessing afterall some couples toil for decades and still cannot have children. Personally any parent without GOOD REASON to shun or disuade their child from dating who they like must surely do some soul searching and question if they GENUINELY love their child, have their best interests at heart or more worried about what relatives and their yeye keeping up appearances friends think which is all so prevelent in cultures worldwide on average. Granted having kids within weblock is ideal but it is not the beyond and all. Also age difference should not matter it is not as if she is 15 years his senior.
I hope their relationship last a very long time. Let me go and drink small ogogoro or since I am stuck in Gibraltar na tequila pesin go drink take drown my sorrows since Nia Long don break my heart
A lot of people obviously agree with your theory but what does God say not what people think he says
The last time I checked adultery and fornication are still frowned at by God no matter how low we have placed our standards.
Most women I know would want their children married before they bring babies into the world.That's the proper order not shacking up and playing house or procreating from the sidelines.That is no mother;s dream for their son or their daughter.
It is the proper thing to do not babymama business and just because it's now so common still doesn't make it OK
It shouldn't be promoted.
Not any mother's dream either but anyone faced with it would have to deal with it.
Boy meets girl,boy proposes and marries girl,boy and girl start a family
But I understand that God given order is almost extinct and I may be in the minority that subscribe to it
I am glad to be in that minority without apology
If she's good enough to lay with and make a baby,she should be good enough for him to have put a ring on it and walked her down the aisle.
Call me old fashioned,that is my desire for mine.
another good title for the thread is Nigerian NBA Player And Nia Long living in fornication
I bet that doesn't sound good but that's what it is in God's eyes.
They may still get married. Will that make you happy? Easy you should be happy for them and not condemn the thought of them having a baby.
Anioma I don't care much about them two honestly speaking
they can do whatever they like,it's not my business
I am just speaking to the idea of society saying it is OK for a man and woman to have children outside of marriage.
It is a sign of moral decay in our society
That's my point in a nutshell
doesn't mean I wish her ill in her pregnancy
Again this is an unpopular stand in 2011 but that's the standard I choose to hold.
I no dey understand First Lady sometime; because say person no marry, she no go born again? This woman is 40 yrs old for crying out loud; how much more time does she have to give birth? The fact that it worked out for First Lady does not necessarily mean it works for every other person. The last time I also checked it said "go into the world and multiply" not "go into the world and marry first before you can multiply".
See how una dey attack me like this
biko attack God for giving us that standard not a lowly villager that is just repeating it.
see what the Bible says not my words.
1 Corinthians 7:2
2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
I didn't write the book
Even outside the Bible or religion in general,every culture traditionally frowns at sexual immorality,that we choose to indulge in it doesn't make it Ok does it?