Nia Long Blasts Boston Celtics for Handling of Ime Udoka Cheating Scandal: ‘It’s Very Disappointing’

She released her debut album “Da Baddest Bi–h” in 2000, and climbed the charts with singles including “Da Baddest Bi–h,” “Pull Over” and “Here We Go.”

Nia Long has spoken out in her first major interview since the cheating scandal involving her fiancé, suspended Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, erupted in September.

In a wide-ranging interview published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter, Long said she and her son were devastated by the Celtics’ handling of the scandal.

“I think the most heartbreaking thing about all of this was seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to make a very private situation public,” the actress explained. “It was devastating, and it still is. He still has moments where it’s not easy for him.”

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She also said the basketball organization never reached out to see how she was doing.

“If you’re in the business of protecting women — I’m sorry, no one from the Celtics organization has even called to see if I’m OK, to see if my children are OK. It’s very disappointing,” she added.

The Best Man actress and Udoka became engaged in 2015. They met in 2010 and had a son together the following year. Long has another son from a previous relationship.

In September, Udoka was suspended following an alleged affair with a female staff member.

Long did not discuss the status of her relationship with Udoka, but confirmed that she and her sons are moving back to Los Angeles from Boston.

The Actress spoke with THR as she promotes her new series, The Best Man: The Final Chapters. The eight-part limited series is based on The Best Man film franchise and reunites the original cast. The series begins streaming Thursday, Dec. 22 on Peacock.