After being spotted on the beach in Cabo San Lucas sporting an obvious baby bump, actress Nia Long quickly released a statement to People magazine confirming that she is indeed pregnant and that the child’s father is 33 year old basketball player Ime Udoka.
News that Nia, 40, and pregnant for the second time without the benefit marriage, quickly sent the blogsphere into overdrive with complaints that the actress is setting a poor example by having children with men who are boyfriends rather than husbands.
Nia finds herself in a similar situation to that of singer Erykah Badu. Badu, 40, and the mother of three children by three different men, also came under scrutiny back in 2009 when she had her second daughter by longtime boyfriend Jay Electronica.
So, what do you guys think? Is Nia’s pregnancy without the benefit of marriage a bad look for the actress and black women in general? And if so, why?
Why is Nia’s pregnancy any different than that of other women in Hollywood who have also gotten pregnant while not married (Kourtney Kardashian, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie)?