Nia Long moved her family to Boston, Massachusetts 2 weeks before her fiancé Ime Udoka was suspended by the Boston Celtics.

Nia, 51, tells TMZ he kept her in the dark about his intimate relationship with a married female staffer.

The relationship came to light Wednesday night when ESPN reported the organization planned to suspend Udoka for the entire upcoming season.

The Celtics' front office launched an investigation in July when the woman complained about "unwanted comments" by Udoka.

Both parties said their relationship was consensual at the time.

Sources connected to the team tell TMZ that Nia had moved to Boston with Kez, her 10-year-old son with Udoka, just 2 weeks ago. She and Udoka were house hunting.

A source tells TMZ that Udoka knew back in July that the team would be taking disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, Nia found out about his office romance in the last few days - and only because Ime knew it was about to go public.

Nia tells TMZ, through her rep Shannon Barr, "The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children."

In addition to Kez, the Love Jones actress is also mom to 21-year-old actor Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, whose father is Massai Z. Dorsey.

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The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season, according to ESPN.

The Celtics announced the year-long suspension on Thursday after holding an emergency meeting behind closed doors.

According to Theathletic.com's Shams Charania, the Celtics organization knew about Udoka's intimate relationship with an unidentified female staffer. Both parties said the relationship was "consensual" at the time.

However, the female staffer complained that Udoka made "unwanted comments" toward her and she felt harassed by him.

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The Celtics launched an investigation in July and announced Udoka's year-long suspension after a closed door meeting Thursday that involved team owners and president Brad Stevens and lasted several hours.

Prior to the meeting, Udoka's agent said he would not resign from his position voluntarily.

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In a statement Thursday night, Udoka apologized to the players, the fans, the Celtics organization, "and my family for letting them down."

"I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team's decision. Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment."

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Nia Long is trending on Black Twitter after it was revealed that her longtime fiancé, Ime Udoka, engaged in an "improper" relationship with a young staffer.

The Boston Celtics head coach is facing a lengthy suspension that could keep him out for the entire 2022-23 NBA season.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Udoka engaged in an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a young female employee within the organization, that violated the organization's code of conduct.

Ime and Nia have dated since 2010 and they share a 10-year-old son, Kez Udoka.

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They got engaged in 2015 but never made it to the alter.

Black men on Twitter roasted Ime for cheating on Nia. Many called for the Celtics to fire him for cheating on the Love Jones actress.

Nia posted a cryptic video on her Instagram Story on Sept. 9 - the same day Ime was accused of having a "consensual" relationship with a female staff member, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In the video, a narrator says:

"When you see people change their whole life and start walking down a path of enlightenment, hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving themselves, embracing positivity, letting that light shine, understand one thing: that light that you see, understand one thing about that light: they had to go into the darkness to get it. Them people is not the type of people that you wanna play with."

Internet sleuths circulated a photo of a pretty young female staffer who may be a former WNBA player.

Your auntie won't post the young lady's photo to protect her privacy.

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka faces a lengthy suspension for an alleged "improper" relationship with a young female staffer.

The Celtics are considering a lengthy suspension after Ime broke the franchise's "organizational guidelines."

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Udoka engaged in an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a young female employee within the organization, that violated the organization's code of conduct.

According to Wojnarowski, internal discussions with the team includes keeping Ime out for the entire 2022-23 NBA season. Ime's job is not in jeopardy.

The Celtics will begin training camp next Tuesday without their head coach. A temporary replacement coach has not been named.

Ime is the 5th Black head coach in Boston Celtics history.

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Ime, 45, is in a longterm domestic relationship with actress Nia Long, 51. They share 10-year-old son, Kez Sunday Udoka. Nia also has a son, Massai Dorsey II, from a previous relationship.

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Nia Long is best known for her roles in the urban films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones and Soul Food. She has appeared on TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boston Legal and Fox TV's Empire.

Nia sat at courtside with Kez during the 2021-22 NBA Finals when the Celtics made their first NBA Finals appearance since 2010. The Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

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Rumor has it that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (right) will resign on Monday, amid allegations she cheated on her life partner, Amy Eshleman (left).

According to gossipmongers on Twitter.com, Lightfoot had an affair with a female cop on her security detail.

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When her life partner allegedly found out about the other woman, a fight ensued between the 6-foot-tall former librarian and the 5-foot-1 mayor.

According to Twitter user @soit_goes, "Lori allegedly assaulted her wife when we was confronted about it and her wife called the police."

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Sandrarose.com couldn't find any legit news sources to corroborate the rumors.

Failed mayoral candidate Jamal Green weighed in on the gossip, tweeting: "If something isn't true, simply put out a statement and kill the rumor. We all hope the resignation is true but the reason should be one of your former scandals. Anjanette Young, demonizing Adam Toledo, these are good reasons too.."

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Lightfoot famously fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson after he passed out behind the wheel of his car in 2019. Johnson had been drinking with a female police officer with whom he'd had an affair.

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