Nia Long celebrates her son Massai, 23, as he graduates from New York University: ‘so proud of you’

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Nia Long Celebrates Son’s College Graduation

Hollywood actress Nia Long took to Instagram on Monday, May 20, to share a heartwarming moment with her son, Massai Zhivago, as they celebrated his college graduation from New York University. In the photo, the proud mother and her 23-year-old son, Massai, were all smiles as they posed outside, with Massai donning a lei and his cap and gown.

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Long expressed her pride and joy in the caption, writing, “Oh my baby @massaidorsey I’m so proud of you! Let’s get it! Congratulations! #classof2024 #nyugraduation #proudmama ♥️🎉.”


The star, known for her roles in various films and TV shows, shares Massai with ex-fiancé Massai Z. Dorsey. Additionally, she is a mother to another son, Kez Sunday, 12, whom she shares with her ex Ime Udoka.

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Long and Udoka ended their 13-year relationship in December 2022. Following their separation, Long filed for legal and physical custody of Kez, citing Udoka’s alleged lack of support for their child.

Recently, the actress and the NBA coach reached a custody settlement over Kez, with Long set to receive $32,000 a month in child support from Udoka. Despite sharing joint custody, Long will have sole physical custody of Kez with reasonable visitation for Udoka, given his responsibilities with the Houston Rockets team during the NBA season.

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The court documents outline specific arrangements for visitation, ensuring that Kez maintains contact with both parents while accommodating Udoka’s professional commitments. Overall, Long’s post celebrating her son’s graduation showcases a moment of joy and familial support amid the complexities of co-parenting in the public eye.

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