Nia Long to Receive $32,000 a Month in Child Support from Ex Ime Udoka

The actress and the NBA coach share son Kez, 12

<p>FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty, Jason Miller/Getty</p> Nia Long (L), Ime Udoka (R)

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Nia Long (L), Ime Udoka (R)
  • Nia Long and ex Ime Udoka have reached a settlement regarding custody and child support for son Kez, 12

  • Court documents obtained by PEOPLE show that the actress will have sole physical custody of her son but will continue to share joint legal custody

  • Long and Udoka have had contention between them since ending their 13-year relationship in December 2022

Nia Long's custody battle with ex Ime Udoka has been finalized.

The actress and the NBA coach have reached a settlement regarding custody over their 12-year-old son Kez following the pair's split in 2022. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Long is set to receive $32,000 a month in child support from Udoka.

The former couple will continue to share joint custody, but Long will have sole physical custody with reasonable visitation for Udoka. The reason given, per the documents, is Udoka's need to travel with his team, the Houston Rockets, during and around the NBA season.

The stipulation reads, "Udoka shall have reasonable visitation with Kez, which may take into consideration Kez's schedule and concerns but shall not prevent or interfere with Kez's visitation with Udoka."

Udoka is responsible for paying for any travel for Kez to visit him while on the road, as well as Kez's nanny, who will help transport him between his parents on such occasions.

"If the parties are unable to agree upon Udoka's visitation with Kez, they shall consult and work together with Kez's treating therapist to encourage the visits with Udoka, and the therapist will inform the parties of what is best for Kez."

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When it comes to vacation and holidays, "The parties shall share or alternate holidays when Udoka is available and Udoka may have up to three non-consecutive weeks of vacation time with Kez each year, which may take into consideration Kez's schedule and concerns but shall not prevent or interfere with Kez's visitation with Udoka."

"The parties shall notify each other of their intended summer vacation time with Kez no later than April of each year," the documents read.

Reps for Long and Udoka did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

In August, Long filed for legal and physical custody of her son after claiming that her ex-fiancé “has failed” to support their child.

According to documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the You People actress requested that Udoka have "reasonable visitation” that is “consistent with the child's best interest” in the paperwork she filed on Aug. 14 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The filing came eight months after Long and Udoka ended their 13-year relationship in December 2022.

The couple had been engaged since 2015 and welcomed son Kez in 2011. Long is also mom to son Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, 23, whom she shares with ex-fiancé, actor Massai Z. Dorsey.

The split followed the former Boston Celtics head coach’s suspension last September for an alleged affair Udoka had with a female subordinate within the team's organization that PEOPLE later confirmed.

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

In April, Udoka addressed the affair while speaking to the media in Houston, where he was asked about his rocky ending with the Celtics. "I released a statement months ago when everything happened and apologized to a lot of people for the tough position I put them in," he said.

Udoka added that he feels "much more remorse even now towards" the people who were affected by the scandal. "I spent this last offseason working on myself in a lot of different ways, improving in areas, and it gave me a chance to sit back, reflect and grow," he said. "And I think that'll make me a better coach and overall a better leader."

At the time, part of his offseason work on himself included "leadership and sensitivity training" as well as counseling with his son "to help him improve the situation that I put him in," said Udoka. "You can grow from adversity and I think I've done that this year if you spend it in the right direction or take the right steps."

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