Nia Long recently took to social media to publicly name her ex-fiancé Ime Udoka’s alleged mistress, Kathleen Lynch, for the first time. The 52-year-old actress also criticized the Boston Celtics, Udoka’s former team, for its role in the cheating scandal that unfolded a year ago.
Long shared a video featuring writer Dr. Yaba Blay in a conversation with Glennon Doyle on the podcast We Can Do Hard Things. The discussion revolved around how the pain experienced by Black women is often disregarded. In her caption, Long questioned why this level of awareness wasn’t present a year ago, and she tagged the Celtics while mentioning Kathleen Lynch.
Last year, DailyMail.com revealed the identity of Kathleen Lynch, a 34-year-old married mother-of-three who worked as a team service manager for the Celtics.
Nia Long received support from various celebrity friends in the comments section, including Snoop Dogg, who expressed his support with a message of accountability and solidarity. Long responded with affection, saying, “love u.”
Long also expressed her gratitude to Dr. Blay for her fearless advocacy and the importance of the conversation. She thanked actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown for sharing and reshared her post. Sports journalist Jemele Hill praised Long’s caption, and Married To Medicine personality Dr. Heavenly Kimes added her perspective on the matter.
This incident follows Nia Long’s criticism of the New England sports team’s handling of the affair last December.
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