According to ET Nia Long is filing for both legal and physical custody of her 11-year-old Kez Sunday Udoka.
Claiming that her ex-fiancé, Ime Udoka, hasn’t exactly been stepping up to the plate when it comes to supporting their child.
The 52-year-old actress filed the paperwork on Aug. 14 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
In those documents, obtained by ET, Long notes that while she wants legal and physical custody of Kez Sunday Long Udoka, she does want her ex to have “reasonable visitation to Respondent consistent with the child’s best interest.”
The judge has not yet made a ruling on Long’s request, and Udoka, who is now the head coach of the Houston Rockets, has not responded to the petition.
Long’s request comes nearly a year after she and Udoka ended their 13-year romance after news of an alleged affair with a female co-worker within the Boston Celtics organization surfaced.
Udoka was the Celtics’ head coach at the time and had led the Celtics to the NBA Finals during the 2021-22 season, his first season with the team.
The scandal, however, rocked the organization before the team ever kicked off the 2022-23 season, ultimately leading to Udoka’s suspension for the entire season.
After Udoka’s suspension, Long took to Instagram and reposted a video from a healing and wellness page, which made a reference to embracing positivity, spirituality and finding light after darkness.
Udoka, who was eventually fired by the Celtics, apologized in a statement shared with ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
“I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,” he said. “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.”
The actress began dating Udoka in 2009 and the couple got engaged in 2015. They welcomed Kez on Nov. 7, 2011. Long also has a 22-year-old son, Massai, from a previous relationship.