'I'm single AF': Nia Long refutes dating rumour with Omarion, asks fans to 'simmer down'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Nia Long, whose latest film, 'You People', was recently released, dismissed rumors about the possibility of her dating Omarion after the two were spotted sharing a light moment at the movie's Los Angeles premiere on January 7. An Instagram video shared by The Shade Room showed the 52-year-old actor posing for a picture with singer-songwriter Omarion.
Last December, Long ended a 13-year-long relationship with her fiancée, former NBA player and basketball coach, Ime Udoka, after an infidelity scandal involving Udaka surfaced in September. Reporting on the issue, People quoted a source as saying that the couple is "no longer together but remain totally dedicated to co-parenting their son." Long and Ime share an 11-year-old son, Kez Sunday Udoka.
Sharing the short clip where Long is seen posing for a picture with 38-year-old Omarion, The Shade Room, wrote. "The smile on #Omarion’s face says it all!" In the video, Omarion is seen breaking into a smile as Long pulls him by his hand as he tries to head towards the opposite direction after getting the picture clicked.
The video, which has garnered over 440,000 likes and 10,000 comments in less than 20 hours, sparked rumors of Long dating Omarion, with several users sharing their excitement in the comments section. "That hand pull tells me everything I need to know," wrote one user, while another commented, "They actually look really good together. Ms Nia get your groove back girl." "They would make a cute little couple," wrote a third.
However, the excitement of fans was shortlived as Nia Long decided to take to the comments section and break the news that she is "single AF." At the time of writing this article, Nia's comment on the post had garnered over 45K likes, making it the most liked response on it. "Everybody simmer down... I’m single AF," is what she wrote. The Shade Room posted a second video, highlighting her comment. "#NiaLong stepped into #TheShadeRoom and said everyone can calm down now because she is single!!" they captioned the post.
Reacting to it, one Instagram user wrote, "Girl we know. Just let us be messy for one day." A second user quipped, "Lol we know girl but let us be happy for Omarion." A third user wrote, "Cheers to nia having a blast in her single AF phase. I love to see it".