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The Celtics' New Head Coach Is Engaged To Nia Long

Boston Celtics t-shirts on the seats in the TD Garden.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: A detailed view of Boston Celtics t-shirts prior to Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on May 15, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

New Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was just hired for one of the most prestigious jobs in the NBA, yet he's probably not even the most famous member of his immediate family.

For more than a decade, Udoka has been in a relationship with actress Nia Long. You might have seen her in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Soul Food, Third Watch, Boyz n The Hood, Friday, Empire and more.

Long and Udoka have a son together and have been engaged since 2015. They haven't wed and don't plan on doing so, said Long, who is not a fan of marriage.

“Love is complicated, let’s just start there,” Long told Essence in 2020. “And then you start a marriage, which I’ve never been married. And there’s a reason for that because I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do’ to prove to you that I love you. But also, what does marriage really [mean]… that you own me now and I own you? I don’t get that part.”

Not surprisingly, once news broke of Udoka getting the Celtics gig, his love life became a major topic on Twitter.

This is a massive day for the 43-year-old Udoka, who is about to become a head coach for the first time.

Hopefully he and his fiancée can take some time and celebrate.