Nia Long sends Will Smith her best wishes and words of encouragement. In an interview with Yahoo, the actor from “Missing” said nice things about Smith and praised his “consistent professionalism” throughout his career.
Long told the magazine, “I will love him for the rest of my life, and he has had a great career and a responsibility for many years to try to show what perfection looks like.” To talk about the things that make people successful. No, it was impossible to be human at that height, or at least not while we were climbing. From my point of view, he is now a natural person.
Long played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, who became Will Smith’s wife, on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Even though much time has passed, they are still as close as ever.
She talks about the now-famous incident at last year’s Oscars when Smith hit host Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness. She says, “We all go through times in our lives when we have to face things we have been hiding.” On top of that, it is hard to be a young adult in this profession and be in the spotlight.
Later, Smith apologized to the comedian in a video posted online. He called the comedian’s actions “inappropriate” and said he was sorry. In a July video, he said, “I can tell you all that there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to act at that time.” Even though it may be the most common way to deal with insults and other forms of emotional pain, it does not work.
When her 13-year relationship with NBA coach Ime Udoka ended, Long had to deal with the viral side of being famous. There are rumors that Udoka had an affair with a female Celtics employee. Last year, Udoka’s professional basketball team let him go because there were rumors that he was dating a team worker.
Since 2009, the actress has been with Udoka, and they married in 2015. Long’s biological son is Kez, who is 10 years old. Kez’s biological son from a previous relationship is Massai, who is 21 years old. Both of the kids are involved in the relationship.
Long told The Hollywood Reporter that the Boston Celtics’ decision to hold a news conference about Udoka’s ban hurt him emotionally. “I think seeing my son’s face when the Boston Celtics organization decided to make a very private problem public was the hardest part of this whole thing,” Long said. She told THR that the news was and still is “devastating” and that she had pulled her child out of school.
“There are still times when it is hard for him,” Long said. If you work to protect women, you should be worried that no one from the Celtics organization has called to make sure that my kids and I are safe. That is a terrible setback.
Even though things have been hard lately, Long has had reasons to be happy. She just finished promoting her last movie, Missing and is about to start her new Netflix show, You People, with her co-stars from the movie Best Man.
In the face of some terrible things that have happened in the past few months, I have had to say, “It is okay.” My therapist told me, “You will get back on your feet,” and I started to cry. From what I can tell, Long’s Yahoo! article tells us everything we need to know. If you trip and fall, get up and keep going.