Nia Long is set to walk down the aisle with San Antonio Spurs coach Ime Udoka…and we’ve got a shot of the ring inside!
You might have heard by now that Nia Long, who recently landed the leading role in ABC’s Uncle Buck remake, has gotten engaged to her long-term boyfriend Ime Udoka. Now, it’s no longer a rumor. After being spotted out at dinner over the weekend flashing a huge rock, earlier today, she tweeted out a pic of the ring with the caption “#FOREVER.”
The 44-year-old Hollywood veteran (Boyz n the Hood, Best Man Holiday) and Ime have been a couple for over 5 years and have been featured among our hot YBF couples in numerous posts. They have a son together, 3-year-old Kez, and Nia is also the mother of 14-year-old Massai from a previous relationship.
A few years ago, while promoting “The Best Man Holiday”, Nia hinted at marriage to Rolling Out when she opened up about staying the course and being open to love when it comes around. She said:
“I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they’re like, ‘Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have children yet and what does that mean?’ I think what it means is stay in your course because it’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen.”
“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.”
The Single Moms Club star also spoke to Jet in 2013 about looking for rings saying, “Last time we visited San Antonio we looked at rings, but I’m not in any rush.”
Well, two years later it looks like it’s going to happen! Congrats to the twosome!
In addition to Uncle Buck (with Mike Epps) this fall, Nia will reprise her role as “Jordan” in The Best Man Wedding due out in April 2016.
Photos via Nia’s Instagram