“Marriage is not a priority for me. I’m not saying I’ll never do it. It’s just not where we are as a family . . . I’ll be at home with my man, having a perfectly loving time, and I’ll see all these comments on some site about how wrong I am for not being married. I don’t feel less loved or less loving because I’m not married.”
– Nia Long tells Essence magazine that she does not feel pressured to marry boyfriend Ime Udoka
Nia Long was close-up ready while partying with a friend at Miami hot spot Club Liv on Sunday night (June 10).
The 41-year-old actress recently gushed about becoming a mother for the second time to son Kez Sunday this past November, telling The Urban Daily, “I am the happiest that I’ve been probably in my life.”
Nia Long And Baby Kez Sunday Go Shopping
PHOTOS: Nia Long and Larenz Tate at the 2010 BET Awards
It has been 15 years since Nia Long and Larenz Tate starred as Nina Moseley and Darius Lovehall in the 90′s cult classic film Love Jones.
On the romantic comedy’s anniversary, the leads actors reflect on the chord the film struck with Black audiences and more.
First impressions of the Love Jones script
Nia Long: “I was like, “I love this, and I want to do it.” There was no question. There was also the excitement of, “Oh my gosh, my first leading role.” And I think it shaped the rest of my career.”
Larenz Tate: “My initial thoughts were: “I’m digging this character.” And, being from Chicago, I found things in the movie that reflected what I knew. I also liked the idea of [Darius] being smart, and intelligent. The guy’s a writer. He’s creative. He’s artistic. I hadn’t done that. The script spoke to me.”
Nia Long is trying to have a fresh roots box and a bag of burning dog caca sitting on her porch. But that’s okay I will help her clean it up and rid of her Agnes Dereon’s voodoo. Says South Central Brandi in Pride magazine [via Rhymes With Snitch]:
“I didn’t see ‘Obsessed,’ so I can’t comment, but it’s just not about how talented you are anymore. It’s about, ‘How much box-office revenue will this person generate?’ When you see certain people – we won’t name names – they just don’t have the skill, and no one in their team has said, ‘You need acting classes.”
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