Nia Long shares touching photo of her father and two sons, showing their striking resemblance

Mary Scott
Jan 09, 2019
09:22 P.M.
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Nia Long recently shared a photo of her father and her two sons and her caption reveals just how much the star values family.


To ring in the New Year, the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum posted a photo of three important men in her life. Her father, respected poet and author Doughtry “Doc” Long was flanked by her sons, Massai Zhivago Dorsey Jr., 18 and Kez Sunday Udoka, 7.


All three looked like they were having a great time as they beamed at the camera. Kez also cuddled up to the elderly Long in the snap.

Nia’s caption was a walk down memory lane to the words of her father:

“My Daddy told us, “measure twice and cut once.” Happy New Year.”

Although Nia’s parents got divorced when she was only two, and she was taken to Iowa City by her mother, it appears she still has a close relationship with her dad.


The same, however, cannot be said for her older half-sister, comedian/actress Sommore. Born Lori Ann Rambough, the entertainer has never hidden the fact that she and Nia do not have your typical sibling relationship.

Sommore reportedly revealed that even though she and Nia speak in public and are cordial, they do not have a bond as they were not raised together.


Nia’s family consists mostly of her parents, her sons, and her longtime partner, Ime Udoka. The “Roxanne Roxanne” star and the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach started dating in 2010 and welcomed their son, Kez, the next year.

Nia’s older son, Maasai, is a product of her previous relationship. The 48-year-old got engaged to Ime, 41, in 2015 and couldn’t resist flaunting her diamond sparkler at the time.


Back in 2013, she also shared some advice for women on finding love. During a press run for her 2013 film “The Best Man Holiday,” Nia said:

“You have to have an open heart to be vulnerable to accept it when it does come. I think the more success you have as a woman, you kinda go, 'Well, I don't really need a man, cause look—I have everything I want,' but the truth is you do need a partner because at some point in your life you're not going to want to walk alone."

For Nia, she’s not walking alone. Last Thanksgiving, she and her sons helped to distribute food to the hungry and last July, the entire family, including Ime, was in Disneyland to celebrate her mother’s birthday.