Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka's longtime fiancé Nia Long was reportedly blindsided by his reported affair with a female member of the team's staff, resulting in his year-long suspension, even though the club had confronted him with its investigation months ago.
Long, the 51-year-old former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, had moved to the Boston area two weeks ago with the couple's 10-year-old son and had recently been house hunting with Udoka, according to TMZ.
She reportedly was unaware of the allegations until the last few days, even though the Celtics had been investigating the matter with Udoka's knowledge for months, TMZ reports.
Now, through her spokeswoman, Long is asking for privacy. 'The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me,' Long told TMZ through her spokeswoman. 'I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events.Read more on dailymail.co.uk