BumpWatch: Nia Long Bellys Up at the BET Awards

07/01/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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She’s already five months!

Nia Long shows off her bump in the press room of the BET Awards, held Sunday at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The actress, 40, told reporters at the show that the baby she expects with basketball player Ime Udoka this fall was quite unexpected.

“I was supposed to go to Ghana to do a film and that’s when I found out I was pregnant! 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,'” she explained.

“I almost fainted. It was the best moment and the sweetest surprise ever.”

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Fab on

Beautiful!!

Shannon on

She is gorgeous and glowing!

Corrie on

What a great story! Plus, she looks AMAZING.

ForeverMoore on

I’m almost 5 months and just about as big as her…second child too like Nia. It’s been such a surprise how quickly I am showing this time!

showbizmom on

she looks beautiful.

Maddie on

She looks lovely and so overjoyed to be pregnant! That doctor’s visit must have been a shock – good luck to Nia and her partner, I still remember her from the Fresh Prince all those years ago 🙂 BTW, Nia landed a major hottie, that man is extremely handsome 😉

missnorcal on

She is so friggin beautiful!!!

sheri on

OMG breathtaking! That is the definition of a pregnancy glow!

Jillian on

She looks beautiful!

What is she most known for? I don’t know who she is…..googled her and I guess I haven’t seen her movies or don’t remember? Please refrain from yelling at me others have for not knowing her. I am just curious.

HeatherR on

She looks beyond gorgeous! I loved her on Fresh Prince of Belair and the Friday movies. I think she was also in Big Mama’s house with Martin Lawrence.

Miss Ann on

@ Jillian – Honestly I don’t remember seeing her in NOTHING recently. At least maybe 5 years. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was like the 90’s.

Terri on

Nia’s been in a lot of things. I know I’ve seen her recently, but just can’t remember in what. She is beautiful.

FC on

Wow, she’s five months already? I didn’t know that, but she’s absolutely beautiful! And I do believe she’s glowing in that photo. 🙂

Jenn on

I love Nia, she’s been in Are We There Yet, the Friday movies, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Big Momma’s House, Soul Food, Love Jones, to name a few. Her hey day was definitely more in the 90’s, but she’s a good actress.

RINAADE on

Ms Ann and Jillian please shut up if you two only care about what she does for a living or what movies she last played***the last time I Checked, the Emmys, oscar goes to glee, sex in the city(OMG or some wacky mess nominated at sundance festival or foreign press. Give us more roles or parts to play in your fantasy hollywood and then, you two will know how relevant and talented she really is.

RINAADE on

MS ANN AND JILLIAN, PLEASE SHUT UP IF U TWO HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE HOW MANY MOVIES OR ROLES SHE HAS HAD. THE LAST TIME I CHECK, THE EMMYS GOES TO GLEE, SEX IN THE CITY , BROKEN BACK MOUNTAIN(OMG) OR SOME WACKY MOVIES SHOWN AT SUNDANCE FESTIVAL OR FOREIGN PRESS. GIVE US MORE ROLES AND THEN YOU WILL FIND OUT HOW TALENTED AND GIFTED WE TRULY ARE. NIA LONG IS AN AMAZING ACTRESS AND VERY BEAUTIFUL. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEWBORN

Moooo on

Shes so beautiful. (: She’s my mom’s celebrity look alike!

Niche on

Nia looks beautiful and she is definately glowing!

Her work speaks for itself, she’s a great actress that has had her share of good roles but nothing that has really shown her full potential. I hope she gets that opportunity someday.

Btw… loved her in “Alfie”.

Jillian on

Rinnade,
I don’t take orders from anyone. Why do people get so defensive over someone they don’t know. It is quite sad and pathetic! I asked very politely because I have no idea who she is…….maybe because I have never watched her in anything.

And what does, “give us” and “gifted we truly are.” this has nothing to do with you!! I know you are not trying to make this about race. Cause there are plenty of successful African American actors and actresses who have won awards. So do NOT go there, Miss Attitude!

melissa on

Nia’s dress is so cute! I last saw her in Good Hair. It was a documentary but she was a big contributor.

Jillian, As for there being “plenty” of African Americans winning awards for film and televison; I would have to disagree. We have had some but in no way, “plenty.” You also said you googled her and didn’t know her films. If you care to know her, watch some of her films. Honestly, you comment appeared rude. If you googled Nia and saw you didn’t know her films then you know why you don’t know her. There was no reason to ask for help on here. You can learn a great deal about a person via a google search.

Lotus on

Nia is one of the most beautiful women in the world, IMO. I loved her in The Best Man, one of my favorite movies.