Nia Long: Pregnancy Caught Me By Surprise
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.
"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.'"
(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."
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!"