Nia Long steals hearts with photo of longtime partner and their son in matching blue jackets

Mary Scott
Sep 23, 2018
04:04 P.M.
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Nia Long took to her Instagram page to share a close-up photo of her longtime partner, Ime Udoka, and their son, Kez, looking cute in matching clothes. Before too long, her fans were arguing over who the child favored with his looks.


In the picture, Long’s fiancé, a former Pro basketball player, was carrying their son. Both men wore blue zip-up jackets and had their hoodies on as they flashed bright smiles toward the camera. The “Boyz n the Hood” actress accompanied the post with a simple caption and heart emoji:

"His mini"

Fans in her comment section were not as sure though. While some agreed with Long, others thought six-year-old Kez was her “twin.”


Long and her partner welcomed Kez in 2011 and got engaged in 2015. Long also has an older son, 17-year-old Massai, from a previous relationship.

The mom-of-two once described herself as a part-time single mom because even though she has a committed partner, their work demands keep them apart often. Udoka serves as assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.


The “Are We There Yet?” star is always quick to credit her mother for the strength and inspiration she employs in raising her sons. Long was raised by Talita, a single mother who found a way to organize vacations and museum trips for her child even when there was very little money.


Despite their busy schedules, however, Long tries to make time for her brood. She recently shared a picture of herself and Kez bonding in the car.


Last July, her family also enjoyed a Disneyland trip to celebrate Talita’s 70th birthday. Long took to Instagram to share photos of their awesome trip, posing at different times with her mother, Udoka, Massai, and Kez.

The Brooklyn-born performer has one advice for other single moms:

“Don’t feel guilty about being a single mother.”

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