Nia Long: Pregnancy Caught Me By Surprise

Celebrity Moms Jun. 27, 2011 AT 6:10PM
Nia Long: Pregnancy Caught Me By Surprise Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Fans weren't the only ones surprised to learn that Nia Long is expecting her second child. At Sunday's BET Awards in L.A., the 40-year-old actress revealed that her current pregnancy was actually unplanned.

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"I was supposed to go to Ghana to do a film and that's when I found out I was pregnant," Long told reporters. "I had a doctor's appointment to get the yellow fever shot and they were like, 'Miss Long, we can't give you a shot.'"

Once doctors informed Long that she was expecting, "I almost fainted. It was the best moment and the sweetest surprise ever."

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(This will be the actress' first child with professional basketball player Ime Udoka, 33; she has a 10-year-old son, Massai Jr., with ex-boyfriend Massai Z. Dorsey.)

Now that she's eating for two, Long has developed some new food preferences. "I'm craving salt like crazy," she told Us Weekly. "I'm usually more of a chocolate girl, but I haven't been craving sweets."

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Currently five months along and "feeling great," the actress admitted that her first trimester wasn't exactly the easiest.

"I was so horribly sick for four and a half months," Long told Us. "Now I have energy, besides a little heartburn here and there, and I'm doing excellent. The baby is huge!"

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