Nia Long Should Not Need to 'Reveal' Her Baby's Dad!

Sasha Brown-Worsham

When actress Nia Long revealed her pregnancy earlier this week the question on everyone's lips: Who's the daddy? Turns out, it is not such a secret.

Long's boyfriend of two years -- NBA player Ime Udoka -- is the dad. Big shock. They have been together two years! Why does everyone act like it is such a mystery who the dad is when people have been together as long as these two? Is it because they are not married?

Congrats to the happy couple, but personally, if I had been with someone two years and everyone was questioning the paternity of my child, I might be the slightest bit insulted. I mean, come on now. If they had been married two years, there would be no doubt.

Take, for instance, this headline from "Nia Long Confirms Pregnancy, Names Father." It sounds so scandalous, right? Is it really such a leap to think that her committed boyfriend of two years just MIGHT be the baby's dad?

Jeesh, people. It seems like there is a disconnect between the reality of the fact that you can get pregnant without a wedding ring and that still does not mean you were sleeping around. The big "reveal" is no big whoop. OK, so there have been rumors of her having a relationship with a married man, but those are rumors. What is confirmed is her long-term relationship with Oduka. Minds out of the gutter, please!

This is the second child for long who does have an 11-year-old son with her ex-husband Massai Dorsey. Wonder if people wondered about her son's paternity, too? Or maybe because they were married they took it for granted.

It is hard to imagine a world in which every time a star turned up pregnant, married or not, they then had to "reveal" the father. Congrats to the happy couple and Nia: Keep on rocking the bikini! You look great!

Do you find the "father question" a bit rude?


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