Nia Long Admits To Dating 30-Year-Old Man During High School In Resurfaced Interview: Watch
In the modern dating world, age-gap relationships have proven to be increasingly popular. While some, such as Cher and AE Edwards, are okay with having decades separating them from their partners, others like to keep it to a span of just a few years. Many of these unions often earn the couples criticism. Still, none are more dangerous than those taking place between an underage girl and a grown man. In a resurfaced clip, Nia Long admits to finding herself in a situation like this during high school.
Her most recent ex, Ime Udoka, is actually seven years her junior. However, before she was an adult herself, the New York native seems to have acquired a taste for older men. “I wasn't a girl that ever went to prom,” she confessed in an interview that took place six years ago.
“Like, my boyfriend was 30 when I was in high school! I know, my mother was crazy. I mean that in a good way, like she was an artist,” Long told the laughing audience. “She was like, ‘Well if that's who you love, baby!' And he was so good to me and kind,” the mother of two added, pausing for a fit of laughter herself.
According to the 52-year-old, her much-older boyfriend approached her and made his interest known “the right way.” He firstly went to the Friday actresses' mom, telling the woman that he was in love with Nia. “He said, ‘I love your daughter and I want to date your daughter,' and he asked permission,” she recalled. Immediately, after sharing the memory, Long noticed a woman in the audience obviously expressing her emotions.
“Look at you, you're like ‘That ain't happening with my baby,'” she teased the patron while pointing at them. “But you know what he taught me?” the Brooklyn native asked the crowd. “‘Cuz he owned a hair salon. He taught me how to do my own hair and makeup,” she finished, leaving listeners in stitches over the wildness of the whole relationship.
Since her sudden split from Ime Udoka, Long's love life has certainly spent its share of time in the public eye. For the most part, she seems to be having fun and snapping photos with various celebrity bachelors out there, though she's also been keeping busy with work. Her latest project, Netflix's You People, premiered on the streaming service recently, much to fan's pleasure.
In the weeks since then, the starlet has been vocal about her acting career, and the casting decisions she feels left out of. Specifically, Nia named Zoë Saldaña in Avatar as a role she would have been interested in bringing to life. Read what else she had to say here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.