Kez Sunday Udoka (born November 7, 2011) is the 10 year-old American celebrity son of Nia Long and Ime Udoka. Although Kez’s parents are both famous individuals who ply different trades, Kez is best known as Nia Long’s son.
Kez’s mother is an American actress who is best known for her roles in movies like Boyz n the Hood (1991), Soul Food (1997), The Best Man (1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma’s House (2000), and Big Momma’s House 2 (2006). Kez’s father, on the other hand, is a former NBA player who now serves as the head coach of the Boston Celtics.
How Old is Kez Sunday Udoka?
Kez Sunday Udoka, Nia Long and Sunday Udoka’s son, is 10 years old. He was born on November 7, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an American with mixed ethnicity, which he got from his parents who are of Nigerian, Trinidadian, Barbadian, Grenadian, and American descent.
The 10 year-old, who is a big fan of the Boston Celtics basketball team, where his father is the head coach, is the first and only known child of his parent’s relationship. Kez was born with short brown curly hair and dark brown eyes taking much of his mother’s looks, who fondly calls him Kezzie
His parents keep some details of his life private and away from the public, so it is unconfirmed what his school name is. However, several reports have it that he is a student in a local middle school. Kez is not the only child of his parents, he has an older half-brother Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, his mother’s son from her previous relationship with Massai Z Dorsey.
Kez’s parents, Nia Long and Sunday Udoka, are a well-known couple whose long relationship has made several headlines in the American media. While he is mostly known due to his mother’s achievements in the Hollywood movie industry, Kez’s father made waves as a professional basketball player before he retired and became a professional coach.
Who is Kez Udoka’s Mother Nia Long?
Nia Long, whose full name is Nia Talita Long, was born on October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City, to Talita Long (née Gillman) and Doughtry Long. Her mother Talita Long was a teacher and printmaker, while her father Doughtry Long was a high school teacher and poet. Long’s mother is said to be of Trinidadian, Grenadian, and Bajan descent.
Long, who is now 51 years old, moved on with her mother after her parents divorced. They moved first to Iowa City, Iowa, when she was two years old, and then moved again to the South of Los Angeles at the age of seven. Talita studied Fine Art while at Iowa City and planned on getting married in Los Angeles but the marriage was called off.
Long’s mother never married again, and so they settled in Los Angeles. Her father relocated to Trenton, New Jersey, where he continues to live to date. It is unconfirmed if she has any siblings as we are not certain if her father got into another relationship after the divorce.
Nia Long had her early education in California and went to Santa Monica College after High School. Her mom had encouraged her to go into acting. She spent only two years at Santa Monica City College before quitting her studies to give her full attention to acting.
It was not long before she landed a role in John Singleton’s highly praised Boyz N The Hood, which was filmed near her own neighborhood. Long’s upbringing in California made it easy for her to relate to the film’s theme of gangs, drugs, and violence.
Who is Ime Udoka, Kez’s Father?
Ime Sunday Udoka (born August 9, 1977) is a 45 years old Nigerian-American professional basketball coach and former player who is the current head coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represented the Nigeria national basketball team, The Tigers, during his playing career.
Born on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon into a family with mixed ancestry, Ime Sunday Udoka’s father, Vitalis Udoka is originally from Akwa-Ibom, southern Nigeria, while his late mother, Agnes Udoka is an American from Illinois. His older sister, Mfon Udoka, was also a female professional basketball player and played in the WNBA.
Ime Udoka participated in high school basketball at Jefferson High School before going on to play in college for the Portland State Vikings and the San Francisco Dons. Following his non-selection in the 2000 NBA Draft, he temporarily played for the Fargo-Moorhead Beez and Club Sportivo Independiente. After being selected by the Charleston Lowgators with the 39th overall choice in the 2002 NBDL Draft, he began his professional basketball career.
Udoka played for the Nigerian national team before turning into a professional coach. He represented Nigeria at the 2006 FIBA World Championships as well as the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships, where he won a bronze medal on both occasions. He began his coaching career with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach in 2012, and on June 28, 2021, he became the Boston Celtic’s fifth head coach of African descent.
Are Kez Sunday Udoka’s Parents Still Together?
Kez Sunday Udoka’s parents are still together since their engagement in 2015. His parents have been lovers for a very long time, and they seem to have blended like a normal American family consummated in holy matrimony. Although they are not officially married, the birth of Kez seems to have cemented the union.
The Hollywood actress and the NBA coach first met back in 2010. Several reports have it that they met a year earlier than that. Boston was the city where they first met and started their love story. Udoka was still an NBA player for the Sacramento Kings and was cooling off after a game with Bolton Celtics, while Nia Long was hanging out with friends at the end of a production set.
The couple was introduced by a mutual friend, and from that point on, they never looked back as they became so inseparable. One obvious characteristic of their love story that is most talked about is the age differences between them. It is no news that the Fatal Affair actress is 7 years older than the Bolton Celtics boss. Despite the age differences, this couple is rock solid and not slowing down the love train.
A year after they met, they gave birth to their first and only child together. Six years after they met, they got engaged to each other and were set to tie the knot. Years after their engagement, the couple is still not married but are happily living together as partners. No reason has been given why they still have not gone to the altar to consummate the union officially. Nia Long, however, stated that marriage is not a priority to her.
Kez’s Relationship With His Parents
Kez may be a celebrity child due to the achievements of both parents, however, the kid does what most kids his age do, which is to live playfully. But unlike many kids his age, his parents are celebrities, and so he gets VIP treatments and taps from the attention his parents get when they are in public places.
Aside from getting VIP treatments and tapping from his parent’s influences, the child celebrity gets the best of both worlds from his parent’s successes. If he isn’t seated in the stands watching his father’s team playing an opponent, he will be seated alongside his mother in one of the movie premiers she played a role in.
Kez’s parents share the same feelings towards him as their son; they both brought him up with great love and care. In addition to that, they have worked so hard to provide their son with a nice life and have taken many several steps to ensure that he feels loved and special. On his 9th birthday, they organized a surprise Stranger Things-themed birthday party for him.
When he was born, his parents could not hide their excitement in having him join the family. According to them, his birth was the most exciting time in their lives. They both stated that words could not explain how thrilled they were by adding him to their family and how they truly felt blessed and appreciated for the prayers and wishes from all friends and well-wishers.
Kez Has A Sibling From His Mother’s Previous Relationship
Kez may be the first and only child of his parent’s union, but he is not the only child of his mother. The curly-hair child celebrity is the second child of his mother, who has a son from her previous relationship with Massai Z. Dorsey. Massai Zhivago Dorsey is an American actor who is best known for his role in the movies Third Watch and The Single Moms Club.
Nia Long met and started a relationship with Dorsey Massai in the year 1999. They clicked immediately as a couple and were together for a period of one year before they decided They want to spend their lives together as man and wife. Dorsey was rumored to be Long’s 5th romantic relationship having gone out with notable celebrities of African American descent.
While planning for the wedding, which was scheduled to take place sometime around June, the couple announced that the wedding had been canceled and thus put an end to their relationship. Neither of the ex-couple gave any reason why the wedding was called off and why their relationship ended. A few months after their break up, Long, who was already pregnant, gave birth to her first child, Massai Z, Dorsey II
Kez’s Relationship With His Half-Sibling Massai Dorsey II
Massai Dorsey Jr., popularly known as Massai Dorsey II, was born on November 26, 2000, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is a student and an aspiring professional baseball player who plays for the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team. Massai Dorsey II is best known as the first son of American actress Nia Long.
He is also known as the half-sibling to Kez Sunday Udoka, his mother’s youngest son from her current relationship. Kez, together with his older brother, share the same birth mother who so much adores them and is committed to their wellbeing. Kez is about 10 years younger than Massai but they seem to blend like age mates whenever they are together.
One other feature Kez has with his 21 year-old older half-brother, apart from sharing the same biological mother, is that they both are the only children of their parent’s past and present relationships. While Kez is the only child of Nia Long and Ime Udoka, Massai Dorsey II’s father, Massai Z. Dorsey, never remarried and has no known children aside from him.
Kez’s baseball-playing older brother currently resides with his father, who reportedly has had custody of him since his birth and after their separation from his mother. The boys are mostly spotted having family times together with their mother. She shares pictures of their time together on her Instagram page.
Kez is Not on Instagram and Does Not Have Any Social Media Account
Not all celebrities or famous people are on social media or have an Instagram account; Kez does not have one too. But the baby celebrity, however, has his pictures been shared on Instagram. It is true that having accounts on various social media platforms helps celebrities maintain a steady connection between them and their fans, some famous people prefer to stay private and keep personal information to themselves.
That may not be the case with Kez Udoka Sunday, who does not have an Instagram account or makes use of any social media platform. The 10 years old is regarded as young by his parents to be on any microblogging network. His parents are making sure that he stays focused on his education and to as well spends his free time creating family connections.
Kez may not be on any social media network, however, his 51 years old multi award-winning mother has an Instagram account – @iamnialong. Through his mother’s Instagram account, Kez gets to share activities of his life with fans and followers who, in return, get to catch up with his development as time goes by until the period when he gets old enough to have his own social media accounts.