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If there was any question about whether or not Nia Long still has “it,” I think it’s safe to say that her “Naked Truth” spread for Allure magazine’s annual nude issue has proven that she absolutely does.
The 43-year-old actress was photographed completely nude on a bed of sand as she strategically poses to cover her most intimate body parts. Inside of the issue, she touched on what it’s like to bare all in front of the camera.
“Posing nude is probably the most uncomfortable thing ever, and not from a spiritual sense,” the mother of two explained. “There has to be the arch of the back. There has to be the hair covering the nippy action.”
“I’m still going naked. I can still take it off—two babies later. The point is to capture the true essence of beauty in our most comfortable state—and that is nude. When you have kids, your body changes drastically. My boobs are not the same as they were before, I’m not going to lie.”
Of course, this wouldn’t be Nia’s first time posing nude for a magazine. A few years back a very pregnant Nia posed nude for Ebony magazine.
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We don’t know what took Ashanti so long to trade in her 18-inch weaves for this sleek short bob, but all we can say is better late than never. We love the way this smooth blunt cut frames her face.
Nia Long Says As A Single Mom, It’s Important To Introduce Your Kids To A Guy You Date “Kinda Early”
“I actually do have a funny story. My son was a bout two. I had just broken up with his dad and I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to go out and I am going to reclaim my sexy!’ This gentleman came and I said, let’s do a group date. I didn’t want to do a one-on-one thing. Let’s do a group date. So I called my sister and I said, ‘You’re going on my first date with me.’ I was living in New York at the time. We walk out of the apartment, he’s in this big truck like a Suburban, but it was a driver and a car. And I was like, ‘Oh he’s fancy.’ We get in the car and my 2-year-old goes, ‘My daddy has a big ol’ blue truck and it’s faster than this one!’ I just went ‘Oh my goodness.’ So they know. They know. Even when you try to hide it, when you try to pretend like, ‘This is just mommy’s friend’ they know. That guy didn’t last so him and his truck went bye bye, but what it did teach me was to introduce kind of early.”
Essence’s favorite cover girl is back front and center on their April 2014 issue and this picture alone tells us why Nia Long is talking about “keeping it sexy after 40.” The mother of two is also discussing her new role in Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club and, naturally, her own role in real life raising two sons. Nia told the mag of her day-to-day life raising 13-year-old Massai and 2-year-old Kez with boyfriend Ime Udoka:
“I’m not a movie star mom who’s got a private chef, a nanny and a driver. My mantra is, ‘You created this, you can handle it.’”
You certainly can’t be mad at that approach, though the idea of juggling a teen, a toddler, and a job all at once sounds overwhelming just thinking about it. Not for Nia, though, who said:
“I think that if you’re committed to being a great mother, single or not, you’re going to enjoy every moment you have with your children. I love when it’s just the three of us and no one can see how silly we’re acting. The preciousness of it all makes the tough days a little bit easier.”
Nia’s sons would clearly agree. In addition to her feature, the actress’s oldest son Massai also penned a love letter to his mom in Essence, thanking her for all she does for their family, writing:
“You are loving, and are always there for me and my little brother…You have taught me to have a voice and fear nothing but the Lord.”
Essence’s April 2014 issue hits newsstands tomorrow.
Though the odds were stacked against Nia Long due to other work obligations when Tyler Perry asked her to take the leading role in his new movie “The Single Moms Club,” Nia says Tyler made taking the job a lot simpler because he’s so easy to work with.
“Tyler called and said, ‘Look, I need you. Can you do this?’ And I was doing a show. I was doing ‘House of Lies’ at the time,” the mother of two told HipHollywood. “I was like, ‘God, I don’t know how I’m going to do this.’ It just seemed impossible.’ He said, ‘Look, we’ll work it out.’”
His willingness to work around her hectic schedule isn’t the only reason why Nia says Tyler is such a joy to work with.
“If you’ve ever worked with Tyler Perry, it’s the most well-oiled machine you ever seen operate. You get there, you’re treated like a queen. You have fresh flowers in your trailer everyday. It is the most unbelievable thing ever. Everybody is on point and when we wrapped that film in 17 days, I left going, ‘Did we just make a movie? Because I don’t know that we just made a movie. Like, what happened?’”
As if that weren’t enough, Nia also revealed that Tyler allowed her 11-year-old son, Massai, to audition for the role of her son in the film.
“My son plays my son in the film,” Nia explained. “Massai plays my boy in the movie. I asked [Tyler], ‘So who’s playing my son in the film?’ And he goes, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’ll probably get a kid local in Atlanta.’ I said, ‘Well, you know my son is the same age as the character.’”
While Tyler was willing to hire Massai without an audition, Nia says that she wanted him to go through the audition process for a host of reasons.
“I said, ‘No, no, no, no. I’m not gonna be looking like a fool if I get him there and he’s terrible. Let’s make him audition.’ I knew in my heart he could do it, but I wanted him to go through the process of earning something and also for him to understand what I do and that we really have to work hard to get what we have.”
After setting little Massai up with her old acting coach, Nia says he auditioned and nailed it.
Watch a clip from Nia’s interview on the next page.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Hollywood is brimming with incredibly beautiful people. However, we have to say that sexiness isn’t reserved for just the youngin’s. Some of entertainment’s most drop dead gorgeous women are mommies and even grandmommies. So, as a testament to the fact that women can be beautiful at any age, we’re taking a look at 14 fabulous women who still have it going on.
Love is in the air! This year has been full of celebrity engagements and and we can’t wait to see the lavish weddings that are to come. Some engagements were obvious, while others came out of nowhere. Hopefully they won’t all get married in a secret ceremony and share the details later or not at all. Check out these celebrity weddings we can’t wait for in 2014.
Brandy and Ryan Press
Brandy looks like she’s glowing these days with her music executive fiancée Ryan Press. They met in the music industry and became engaged in December of 2012. Before meeting him she had given up on love, but clearly that has changed. Congrats to the happy couple!
It wasn’t too long ago when we questioned where Nia Long was and why she wasn’t working. Well, all of a sudden, she seems to be pretty busy and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.
According to Deadline.com, Long has signed on to star in WEtv’s new show, The Divide. The show is describe as a “legal thriller centers on District Attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case.”
Long will play DA Page’s wife, Billie.
This could be really good for Nia Long. She has the chance to star in something brand new for the network: The Divide will be WE’s first drama and scripted show. As we know, they’re known for reality shows and reruns of old shows so if they promote this properly, it could have a huge following.
Nia has been pretty busy this year: she co-starred in eight episodes of House of Lies and of course, The Best Man Holiday was released in November to rave reviews. Next year, she’s one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s film, The Single Moms Club.
It’s exciting to see her career get that full second wind and I can’t wait to see her in the new show!
It’s that time of year again where Tyler Perry takes a break from making yet another Madea movie and releases one of his feel good weping-may-endure-for-a-night-but-joy-cometh-in-the-morning dramedies that his female audiences love.
The latest TP production is “The Single Mom’s Club,” a story about five single suburban mothers who start a support group for women like themselves after being brought together by an incident at their children’s schools. And they, of course, find love in the process. The movie will star our girl Nia Long alongside Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao, Amy Smart, and Cocoa Brown. And the film’s leading men include Nia’s “The Best Man Holiday” boo Eddie Cibrian, William Levy, Terry Crews, Ryan Eggold, and, as expected, Tyler Perry himself who will be Nia’s love interest.
It goes without saying that Tyler Perry wrote, directed, and produced the film, which will hit theaters some time in 2014, and from looking at the first trailer for the movie I think we can all agree it screams “Tyler Perry.” Whether that’s a good or a bad thing I’ll let you decide.
Check out The Single Mom’s Club trailer in the video below. Will you watch?