Nia Long thinks it’s “pretty exciting” to be a mother of two.
The 52-year-old actress gave birth to 11-year-old son Kez Sunday Udoka in 2011, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Ime Udoka. Long is also mother to son Maasai Zhivago Dorsey II, 22, whose father is Long’s ex-fiancee Maasai Z. Dorsey.
Because doctors had previously told her that having more children after her first son would be challenging, Long revealed in a recent conversation with The cut that she believed she might have trouble conceiving again.
“I figured if it was going to be like that, it would happen and I wouldn’t worry about it either way,” she said. “When it happened, it was pretty exciting.”
The Fatal Affair The actress added that discussing the pregnancy journey for older women, as well as other life stages, should be framed as meaningful conversation.
“I think we should talk about it. We should talk about menopause. We should be talking about what happens when you reach a certain age and your body changes,” Long said. “We should be talking about antiaging things, but not like, ‘I want to be young forever.’ Let’s remove ‘anti-aging’ and talk about what you can put into your body to maintain your quality of life.”
Long has previously opened up about being a single mom and expressed that it is her “main focus” after her 13-year relationship with Udoka ended in December.
When speaking to The cut, She added that being transparent with her kids is more important than ever and that she’s “still figuring it out.”
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a mother. I learned something about myself through my parenting. do i regret it Of course,” Long shared.
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“But it’s not regrets that have been life-changing and devastating. They’re like, if I had thought about it before I got emotionally charged, I probably could have been more careful about it.”
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