Nia Long glows. The 43-year-old mom of two (three-year-old Kez, and 13-year-old son Massai) exudes a happiness that is palpable through her social media photos. She mostly shares images that are with her family. Her partner Ime Udoka, 36 and their baby boy born in 2011 Kez Sunday Udoka are always present. Nia Long was candid when she admitted that balancing motherhood and career is not easy and she’s so not balanced.
“I just do what is necessary in the moment if it’s the kids the need attention. I take care of that…My brain is like split in half. Half is for myself and half is for the kids.” She continued “And I think that is a mother’s journey to make sure that they come first but to never loose yourself in the process,” she added. “So when I go from being mom in my Uggs and my jeans and my t-shirt, and I have to come walk in these heels, I’m like, ‘Can somebody carry me because I forgot how to walking heels?’ And I think every mom feels that way.”
Either way, Nia Long never ceases to amaze us, the Brooklyn native continues to keep it moving, sustaining an over 20 year career in the business, Long first got her notable start as Brandi in John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood, it was on from there. Fans always anticipated her on the big and small screens. She went on to enjoy roles in film favorites such as Love Jones, Soul Food and The Best Man to name a few. Click continue to see Nia sharing family photos with her family.