Ime Udoka saw his coaching career take a massive turn for the worse after he was slapped with a one-year suspension by the Boston Celtics for having an illicit affair with a female employee of the organization. It isn’t just his career that is in jeopardy right now, though, as his relationship with long-time fiance Nia Long has also been put into question amid this full-blown scandal.

Long has now broken her silence on this bombshell development. In her official statement, the award-winning actress has requested that the public respect her privacy at this trying time:

In an emailed statement to Friday morning, the award-winning actress asked for privacy to “process the recent events” and vowed to “continue to focus” on her children.