Nia Long’s Successful Career Plays a Vital Role in Her Child Support Case With Ime Udoka

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It took quite a long time before Ime Udoka and his ex, Nia Long, reached a stable child support fee. Sources say that the court had originally agreed on a higher amount. However, the actress decided to trim it despite having a higher custody ratio of their 11-year-old son.

Child Support: Why Nia Long Cut Ime Udoka’s Fees

Months after their bitter custody battle, Nia Long and Ime Udoka concluded in child support, which seemed to favor the latter. It was confirmed that the court looked into Ime’s earnings as an NBA team coach.

The former basketball star, earning $465,804 monthly, was ordered to remit $56,389 for their son’s monthly upkeep. The child support was cut to $32,500 because Nia Long is a successful entrepreneur and actress.

This comes after the former couple agreed to have their pre-teen in Nia’s care while Ime has visitation rights. Meanwhile, he must inform his ex-fianceé ten days before the visit.

Ime Udoka & Nia Long Have Had A Messy Separation

As expected, most celebrities get embroiled in a dramatic ending even if they were once a power couple. This was the case for Ime and Nia, who never married. The pair dated for some time and welcomed their son, Kez, before deciding to get engaged. However, in 2022, their romance ended.

The heartbreaking news for Nia was realizing that her leading beau had had an affair with a colleague in the Boston Celtics. Ime, who worked as a coach for the team, was relieved of his duty as coach.

Sadly, he also lost his family. As confirmed by The Blast, Long opened up about the hurt the affair put her and their son through. The entire episode was so messy that Kez stayed away from school for some time.

However, a tug-of-war about who deserved their son’s primary custody followed. Nia wanted to be the primary custodian, but Ime asked for joint custody. Ultimately, the court granted the request, but Kez remained in his mom’s home.

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