20 October 2011

Nia Long Reveals That She “Asked God” For Her Pregnancy

After a doctor’s visit left her with little hope of having children with boyfriend Ime Udoka, the actress turned to her faith for answers. “I honestly asked God for this,” Long, 40, says in EBONY‘s November issue. “I remember I was driving home from the doctor, and I called Ime, and I was like, ‘Babe, I’m really kind of sad right now … the doctor actually said if I wanted to have more children, it would be hard.’

Despite the unsettling news, however, Long — already mom to son Massai, 11 — and Udoka, a professional basketball player, remained hopeful about expanding their family. “The next time [Ime] came to visit, he said, ‘I don’t believe that.’ I said, ‘You don’t?’ He said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Good, me neither,’” she recalls. “Then I got pregnant.” “The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40,’” she says. “Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’”
But according to the expectant mother, the best things in life are worth waiting for. “You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet,” Long explains. “So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.”

Congrats to them…

--courtesy eurweb.com

I hadn't read one word of the article yet. I was looking at the picture.


Sunny said...

Awww I'm so happy for them.

And when man says no, God says yes!!

Reggie said...

She looks gorgeous in this picture and beautiful in her picture on the cover of Ebony.

Keith said...

Me too Dajji ...LOL...I was looking at the picture..LMBAO!

Daij said...

LOL i still am looking at the pic!

Tracita Linda (Tracey) said...

That's wonderful. When it's God's timing, all we can do is keep having faith. I'm preaching to myself right now.