AmoMama brings you a heartwarming photo of Nia Long and her basketballer beau Ime Udoka as they posed with the actress’ children. The actress got more than compliments as fans revealed some truth about her mother. Her mother played a role in how she turned out.
Nia Long won more than a few people over when she appeared in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and films like Big Momma’s House, Soul Food, and The Best Man.
But when she shared a photo on her Instagram feed recently, she stole the hearts of her 2.6million followers.
In a rare move, the 47-year-old beauty posted a photo of herself, her partner of 8 years Ime Udoka, her mother and her two children.
The photo’s caption reads: ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and shows Nia looking trendy in a beautiful floral gown which contrasts nicely with the shades of black everyone else has on.
While most fans hearts warmed because of the ‘cute family’ photo, a few recognized Nia’s mother, Talita Long, as somebody from their past.
‘Your mother was my substitute teacher and she always talked about her daughter who was an actress crazy to see that it's you. She was the sweetest and kindest lady I've ever met in my life.’
And @simply_dld seconded that with:
‘Your mom was my high school teacher...I loved her! Happy mother's day to her!’
‘Your Mother is a fantastic lady. Very conscious Queen. Worked with her many years at LA Jordan H.S’
Those comments must have made the day more special to Nia, whose mom has always had her back.
During an interview, the actress revealed that her mom had encouraged her to stand up for herself during her younger days.
According to Nia, she had been bullied by a childhood friend, and when she told her mother, she was promised M&M’s if she defended herself.
That incident formed her into the strong woman that folks know and love.
Do you think Nia’s mother did a good job raising her?
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