Nia Long's younger son, Kez Sunday Udoka, turned eight recently, and the entire family celebrated his big day. Big brother Massai Dorsey Jr. even came home from college, and the pictures shared on social media prove it was indeed a family affair.
Birthdays are special, and more so when the family is involved. Birthday boy Kez was grinning from ear to ear in photos as he partied with family and friends recently.
Nia Long at Sundance NEXT FEST on August 11, 2017 in California | Photo: Getty Images
Nia, 49, took to Instagram to share some of the adorable family moments with fans, including one photo of her sons holding on to each other.
"This is love...all mine," the "Best Man" star gushed, adding:
"I love my boys. Thank you, Jesus, for giving me the job of raising and loving two amazing young men @massaidorsey #KEZTURNS 8"
The actress also shared a snapshot of herself and Kez posing with Kez's dad, Ime Udoka. All three huddled close in a photo frame that said: "Kezzie’s 8th birthday party."
Massai Jr., who is currently attending Eastern Kentucky University, was present for his brother’s big day. Like their famous mom, the teenager also documented moments from the birthday party on social media.
In one video, Nia, Ime, Massai Jr., Nia's mom Talita, and other family and friends, joined in singing the happy birthday song for a very-much-delighted Kez.
Although nothing has been said about walking down the aisle, Nia and Ime seem to be co-parenting just fine and are always available for their son’s events.
Massai Jr. also shared photos with the birthday boy and another with British singer Estelle, who attended the party.
His caption showed just how strong a bond exists between the brothers:
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEZ Z Z! Can’t believe your 8! I love you so so much man. I’m so proud of who you’re becoming and beyond grateful to be your big bro."
"I love you, Massai! Thank you for coming home for this special day," Nia said to her older son in the comments. "You mean so much to your little brother."
Massai Jr. is Nia's son from a previous relationship with actor Massai Dorsey Sr. According to ILOSM, the exes dated for a long time and were even set to tie the knot in 2002 before shelving the plans.
Massai Jr., who will turn 19 on November 26, is growing into quite the well-rounded man and continues to make Nia proud of his achievements, both in baseball and in his academics.
Nia and Ime started dating in 2010 and welcomed Kez a year later. In May 2015, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star and the basketball coach got engaged, with Nia showing off her sparkly diamond ring at the time.
Nia Long & Ime Udoka attend BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on Feb. 17, 2017 in California | Photo: Getty Images
Although nothing has been said about walking down the aisle, Nia and Ime seem to be co-parenting just fine and are always available for their son’s events. Despite her busy Hollywood schedule, the actress is also a doting mom and can often be seen with her sons at official functions.
Earlier this year, Nia and the boys were together at the Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards, and in August, the trio, as well as Nia’s mom, made an appearance at the "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" premiere red carpet.
Happy birthday, Kez!