LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Nia Long arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "This Is It" held at Nokia Theatre Downtown LA on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nia Long
Nia Long is pregnant.
The former "Third Watch" actress and her boyfriend, professional basketball player Ime Udoka, are expecting their first child together, according to People.
"This is the most exciting time in our lives," the couple told the mag. "Words can't explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers."
This will be the first child for Ime, who most recently played for the San Antonio Spurs.
Nia, 40, has a 10-year-old son, Massai, from a previous relationship.
Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Related Content from AccessHollywood.com:
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Celebrity Baby Bumps
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Love Connection: Celeb & Athlete Couples!