Nia Long responds to fans after romantic rumors with Costar Omarion

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: Nia Long and Omarion attend the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 17: Nia Long and Omarion attend the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “You People” at Regency Village Theater on January 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L. Marshall/WireImage)

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Nia Long sets the record straight.

The 52-year-old actress and former B2K member Omarion sparked dating rumors after they walked hand in hand at the Los Angeles premiere of Long’s latest movie, You peopleon Tuesday.

“Everyone is simmering… I’m single AF,” she said in the comment section of an Instagram video from The Shade Room in which she smiles with Omarian, 38, as they posed for photos.

In the video, shared with the caption, “The smile on Omarion’s face says it all!” Long glows in a fitted, white dress as the “Ice Box” singer styles a dark green outfit with black army boots.

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Long’s response also comes after Omarion shared a clip of their public performance on his Twitter account on Friday with a blushing emoji.

The Fatal Affair The actress’ last relationship ended in December 2022 when news surfaced that her ex-fiancĂ©e and former Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka was allegedly having an affair with a woman within the team’s organization and was consequently suspended from the team.

He later apologized to his team but said he would not comment further.

After Udoka’s suspension, Long issued a statement exclusively to PEOPLE.

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“The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and community during this difficult time means so much to me,” Long said at the time. “I ask that my privacy be respected as I process recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children.”

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During their 13-year relationship, the former couple welcomed their first child, 11-year-old son Kez, and Long’s mother-to-son Massai, 22, from a previous relationship, second child.

The upcoming Netflix comedy stars Long alongside Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill.

According to the trailer, Hill plays Ezra Cohen, who tries to convince the parents (Murphy and Long) of his girlfriend Amira Mohammed, played by Lauren London, that he would be a “good husband” to their daughter. However, Murphy and Long are not convinced. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny play Hill’s character’s parents.

You people is on Netflix January 27.


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