Actress Nia Long can’t contain her excitement over her latest bundle of joy, a baby boy, Kez Sunday. Nia and her longtime professional basketball player boyfriend Ime udoka welcomed their first child together last November. During an interview with The Urban Daily, Nia revealed she’s the happiest she’s ever been;
“I am the happiest that I’ve been probably in my life. It’s funny because I haven’t done a film since Mooz-Lum so I’m very ready to get back to work. I thought that I was right basically when I was feeling well and I had this surge of energy. But I realized that energy wasn’t about getting back to work, it was about the rebirth of myself through giving birth. Baby Kez Sunday has given me a bit of a rebirth and it’s really nice because I’m able to look at life through his eyes. You have to pay attention to the smallest thing from the birds chirping to the dog barking across the street. These are the things that make the world go around today. When you look at life in its simplest form, stress and worry isn’t the cornerstone of your life. Experiencing life through that lens is refreshing.
I’m just trying to balance my personal life with my career. Both are equally important and the one thing I don’t want to have is regrets in not having these moments with my babies. My eleven-year old is running the show. He’s like “mom when are you making another movie.” [But] My little guy is just looking at the trees amazed by his fingers, his tongue…the smiling. I wanna give him…I’m still a nursing mommy. I have to do this for him. We’ll see.”
Despite being a nursing mom Nia is letting the industry know she’s ready to work again — maybe her eldest son Massai from a previous relationship had something to do with it.
“My 11-year-old is running the show. He’s like ‘Mum, when are you making another movie?’ I’m a true believer that good work finds you and I hope that I’ve established enough of a career of myself that when they want Nia Long they’ll find Nia Long.”