Actress Nia long and her adorable sons Kez, 7 months, and Massai Jr.,11, grace the cover the August issue of Essence magazine.

” I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years. The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free…,” the mom of two tells Essence.

In the issue, the working mom also talks about life with her sons and boyfriend basketball player Ime Udoka, and reconnecting with her father.

Pick up the upcoming issue of Essence magazine, out in July, for more!


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  2. Great looking family! I love my husband and we have been married for 12 years but I will say that marriage isn’t for everyone. Marriage is something you have to work on every day and you have to always take in consideration of the other persons feelings and wants. Bottom line you should do what’s best for you and if that’s being married…good and if it’s being single that’s good to. Being married doesn’t automatically make you a great parent or person it just gives you a legal partner to go through lifes ups and downs with!

    • LaTanya:

      I love your comment! You are so right. I’m also happy to see many young Women (I’m assuming?) saying in this blog that they are okay being single for now. It’s SO important to love yourself and get your education before anything else.

      BTW….Nia has a beautiful family! I’m happy for her;)

  3. Why women act like they all that just because they married? Men don’t be doing that. Women always act like other women ain’t nothing if they ain’t got a husband – GET OVER YOURSELF.

    btw, I am married so catch yourself. I stand by the above.

  4. Nia is in her forties? man, that good black sure don’t crack! Kez looks like dad in this pic. Massai is a handsome young man.

  5. oh my!!! her sons are so adorable! he oldest son is a cutie and her youngest i can just pench those legs lol

  6. If you are not legally married you are SINGLE! PERIOD! All you ladies who say you have a man, it don’t mean nothing unless you have a HUSBAND, like me! LOL in your face!

  7. Nia looks great! Massai is going to be such a handsome young man!

    This whole natural hair = freedom phase/movement…. Ehh, more power to you! I feel very free with my creamy crack!

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