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GORGEOUS PICS: Pregnant Nia Long Goes NUDE For EBONY's November 2011 Double Cover

Pregnant Nia Long is baring all...literally...for the November 2011 double cover of EBONY magazine.  The 40-year-old actress has her ripe baby belly and glowing skin on full display.  And we've got her gorgeous nude (but tasteful) pics inside....

Nia's in her last trimester and likely dropping this baby any day now.  So why not document the moment with a nude double magazine cover.  The West Indie industry vet (she's been in the business 2 decades already!) posed with just her arms covering her chest, hair flowing, and tummy on full display.

It's been 10 years since she was last pregnant, and she still makes carrying a baby look fabulous.  EBONY also reveals that Nia opens up for the first time about her childhood and this surprise pregnancy:

Cover Star and expectant mother, Nia Long as you’ve never seen her before!   In the November issue, Long gives EBONY an inside look into her pregnancy diary, the shocking news that made her knees buckle, and how she and her partner, Ime Udoka, are handling the changes and bracing for a new chapter in life. She also opens up to EBONY for the first time ever about her humble roots, reconnecting with family in the West Indies, raising her son, finding her life mate--and about the pregnancy that wasn’t suppose to happen.

 

Here's her second up-close cover shot:

Gorge.  Nia and her boyfriend Ime Udoka are due this fall.

Source: Ebony/Jet Magazine

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I'm all about dating,

I'm all about dating, married, and then pregnant. However, I will say when other non black women do similar things, we admire them. Angelina Jolie is not married to Brad, they have their children and nobody is saying nothing but just worship her. I will say Nia Long is a beauty, and Udoka seems like a nice guy. I wish her the best.
anonymous's picture

I'm not into dating black

I'm not into dating black women but she is gorgeous!!
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"The West Indie industry

"The West Indie industry vet..." Don't you mean "West Indian"? I mean... I'm West Indian and that's what we call ourselves.
Anonymous's picture

This chic here is just a 40yr

This chic here is just a 40yr old "Gold Digger". Nothing more nothing less. When she lost Will Smith to the better woman Jada Pinkett Smith she's been trying for years to land another one w/ money to marry her. Her sons father is a business man w/ money but he saw through her gold digging ways and did not marry her. She's been w/ Chris Webber to Mick Jagger and even Peter Thomas from the Housewives of ATL. Dwight Freeney (NFL) for those who don't know to Mary J's now husband Kendu Isaacs and the list goes on. She even went after 50cents after she saw how he publicly embarrassed ViVica Fox. She is a certified non-working actress Gold Digger. She had the nerve to talk about Halle Berry and why people looking like her were the only blacks people getting jobs hollywood. In the interview I saw she came off as a bitter hating person. Don't hate on Halle because she's pretty and worked hard in Hollywood to make it. Don't blame her for the fact that you sat down and had a child just when you're career was on a role. When she waited until her forties to have one and let her career build. I guess if all else fails. Go get pregnant from an NBA Baller like all the other gold digger's and just maybe you can get a job on Basket Ball Wives. I forgot most of them are not wives either but are like you a baby mama!
DATRUTH's picture

Jealous ...u are a

Jealous ...u are a hater....
Anonymous's picture

Jealous ...u are a

Jealous ...u are a hater....
Anonymous's picture

She has Always been a VERY

She has Always been a VERY AVERAGE looking Woman.....No where near Beautiful
Anonymous  's picture

I see alot of posts saying

I see alot of posts saying that Nia is in the same boat as Fantasia. As far as I know Nia's mate is NOT married. Nia's mate has a career of his own. He doesn't need to sponge off of Nia. Nia and her mate will probably get married. Fantasia's man can't marry her until he DIVORCES his current wife.
Speaking My Mind's picture

I like Nia as a actress and

I like Nia as a actress and she's pretty. Buy why is she on the cover of a magazine, when she hasn't worked for a longtime?
EmmaV's picture

BEAUTIFUL NIA! BUT IF

BEAUTIFUL NIA! BUT IF BEAUTIFUL BEYONCE DOES THIS....FOLKS WOULD ROLL OVER AND DIE... I CRACK UP AT THE SELECTIVE CRITICISM....
HAYDEN's picture

It's in the bible ya'll.. We

It's in the bible ya'll.. We aren't suppose to make all this dysfunctional behavior the norm.
Anonymous's picture

She is and always has been

She is and always has been beautiful. With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, I understand y she would not want to go that route. Depending on your income and lifestyle it might be in your best interest to stay single, if marrying someone puts you in a different tax bracket with higher taxes, it might just be better economically to stay single. Not saying this is her reason, just saying might be more beneficial not to be married and just raise the child as a committed couple. Plenty of people do it; marriage is an outdated institution to some people, and a highly revered institution by others. To each is own, hope all works out for her and her family
NYbabe's picture

50% of marriges ending in

50% of marriges ending in divorce and 70% of black babies born out of wedlock...hmmmm
Kim 's picture

I like Nia Long as an actress

I like Nia Long as an actress and I do think she's gorgeous: but I don't think that Ebonyshould have put hr big ol' 40 yr-old UNMARRIED nude behind on the cover! Its the same logic that applied when they put Diddy & Kim Porter on there--(or was that Essence) talking about 'Black Love'. No--when a man loves you he MARRIES your arse! He does not fill you with his baby/babies and continue to live a life separate from you and your child. Don't get me wrong: I know that marriage is not a 'cure-all' and that they aren't perfect, but we need to establish standards for those who don't have any. If this was Fantasia's big ol pregnant belly folks would be in an uproar. Its AMAZING how we put blinders on when its convenient.
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THIS BYTCH IS IN THE SAME

THIS BYTCH IS IN THE SAME BOAT AS FANTASIA!!!!
Pam's picture

How so?

How so?
NYbabe's picture

Wow! she looks amazing!! That

Wow! she looks amazing!! That cover is gorgeous!
jtmb's picture

Single women baby mama with

Single women baby mama with two different fathers. You talk about men. She was never married.
Anonymous's picture

Nia is gorgeous!

Nia is gorgeous!
TruStarr's picture

Black people are so small

Black people are so small minded that they don't realize the difference between a life partner and baby daddy. Marriage is not the end all be all. Many would say it's an outdated institution especially for a truly successful and independent woman. Open your minds people and stop believing the hype and stop trying to put us all in the same box! Salema Hayek, Linda Evangelista, Cheryl Crow...all single mothers. Don't get it twisted. You can't compare Nia Long to the hoodrats out here with a random baby daddy. She can't handle her child with or without a man. I'm sure her child will be loved and a whole lot better off than many that come from two parent households. The small minded folks on this site crack me up. Let Nia and any other women (especially with means to care for a child) live life as they choose!
Anonymous's picture

God's design is and never

God's design is and never will be an outdated institution.
Kim 's picture

I totally agree...that's her

I totally agree...that's her thing who r u to judge how she lives. The thing that hurts me about our sistahs is being so judge mental on something that we no nothing about. If a women wants 2 have a baby and not be married so what...no 1 puts a gun to a mans head and say leave ur wife. How do we know what really goes on behind close doors of these marriages. Let people be and choose what they feel is r right 4 them...u did didn't you. I'm sure plenty of the negative comments r the ones who have been with a married man...again thats ur thing no one else. Love the skin ur n and be ture to who you r!!! Peace and love is the way.....
Anonymous's picture

I so agree with you many

I so agree with you many women have good education and are financially stable the men have yet to catch up to us "black men " especially and who says you have to raise a kid/child/children in a two family home ..... I have a girlfriend who got married etc before she had her kids to a educated black man only to have him tragically die in a vehicle accident - she had no choice but to be a single mom but in the end she has her own education and is finanacially stable to raise the two kids alone .....
Anonymous's picture

Actually, Salma Hayek is

Actually, Salma Hayek is married to French billionaire and PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault...
Anonymous's picture

But they weren't married when

But they weren't married when the baby was born and he had a baby at the same time with supermodel Linda Evanglista. Black folks ain't the only ones with drama. We just want to be judgmental and talk crap about each other because most of us have miserable little lives....
Anonymous's picture

and what u say is true but

and what u say is true but these relationships will not be honored in the Kingdom of heaven
tech wife's picture

SHE LOOKS ABSOLUTLY

SHE LOOKS ABSOLUTLY FLAWLESS!!!!! A TIMELESS BEAUTY, SHE HAS NOT AGED ONE BIT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!!
Anonymous's picture

I'm sorry but Trini Beeches

I'm sorry but Trini Beeches are Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean Bad as in good!!!!!!!! Hawt
Anonymous's picture

While Nia is beautiful. these

While Nia is beautiful. these pics aren't good. Her face look uncomfortable and harsh. The whole nude pregnancy thing should be left to Demi Moore and Annie Leibovits (sp?) You have to have certain sophistication and skill as a photographer to make it work. And not to be an ass, but there are black woman who are currently more relevant than Nia that could be on the cover. Keke Palmer has her own show...Angela Bassett is on Broadway...instead of the same recycled woman...and they wonder why they're subscriptions keep declining.
Gigi's picture

She is beautiful!

She is beautiful!
Anonymous's picture

@ FURIOUS Digitari all I can

@ FURIOUS Digitari all I can say is WOW!! I never knew that marriage is the root to all problems in our community!! Maybe it steams from what a person is taught @ home. No need for the added hostility because we dont all agree with your statement. My parents were not married and I had a great childhood growing up. Im in my 30's now and do not have children and would like to get married. But if life doesnt play out that way I am capable of choosing a man to be a great friend, father, & provider. My mama taught me that. Self love is important and being taught how to be a genuine WELL ROUNDED person. It would be nice if everyone's situation played out perfectly and everyone that was ever pregnant was MARRIED but thats not the way of the world. GOD gives us strength as individuals and would never give us more than we can handle. Dont be so angry over a person that u dont even know. LOL!!! And if it angers you sooooooooooooo much take that up with EBONY magazine.
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@ Lilylovely I'm not hostile.

@ Lilylovely I'm not hostile. I'm just aware. The state of the Black Family is in crisis and any person with two eyes can see that. If you don't understand the very simple concept that a family provides a foundation and morality then I can't help you to better understand that. A strong family provides a great deal. Especially an educated strong family. From the family we learn what is right from wrong, we learn responsibility. This is proven out day in and day out. Lilly you sound like a very bright woman and you're much older and more experienced than I am so I'm not telling you anything new. I'm speaking about people who are my age and much younger. Each generation grows us a little more detached from the next and I'm telling you from experience that sex is looked at in a VERY casual way today. Children from broken families allow their peers to influence their decisions as opposed to their families. And the result is what you see today. Women have sex with men without any regard to what CAN potentially happen. And then you see these children have children and this continues on and on. I know because I see it. I at times tutor disadvantaged children and It's so sad the lives they lead. They don't have the moral strength or education to know what is right from wrong. These people come from very broken homes and most don't even know who their fathers are. Women are also raised into thinking it's "normal" to raise a child alone and not to expect much from the father. Some people don't even use the legal system to help them make the father more responsible. But we also know that you can't force people to do what is right. Nia Long is a very nice person i'm sure and this is not so much about her as it is about the IMAGE. Nia is a Hollywood actress and I'm sure her child will be taken care of. But you're missing the point. The point is that the MEDIA and the Black Media more so than not.... Promotes this idea that it's A OK to be single and raising a child. The media teaches this because the MEDIA raises and instills values into people my age and younger because these fatherless children are making up such a LARGE part of the Black community. It's a FACT that African American women make up the HIGHEST numbers of unwed single mothers. And Ebony Magazine should have been MORE responsible about putting Nia Long on the cover because they are PROMOTING that lifestyle to people who can't maintain that. What is wrong with putting a MARRIED couple who is expecting on the cover? Think of what a POWERFUL image that would be???? Again, I'm just pointing out how irresponsible the Media is. Yes Brad and Angelina are not married but the White community is not in the same state of that of African Americans.
FURIOUS Digitari's picture

Family is family regardless

Family is family regardless of a marriage ceremony... It takes a village to raise outstanding children. They need experiences to learn how to live righteously. It's more about having people in the children's lives who are committed to developing bright futures in others. Not every husband is a great father and not every wife is a great mother. Institutions are created by government and marriage is an institution. Just like religion, just like schools, just like jails...they are created to control society. If you live outside of those standards and decide to create your own circumstances you can raise wholesome children.
Love Jah's picture

Why are you even on this

Why are you even on this site>>>Buzzkill...who doesn't love to bask in the glory of a beautiful pregnant woman (black, white, yellow orange, purple). Some things are for some times, and other things are for other times; this is nor the time or place for your political rantings... The fact that you've probably spent hours on here checking and rechecking to see if someone has responded to your posts is a testament to the fact that you probably have no life, no love and marriage (albeit) is probably not your next prospect. Save your soap box talk for a political rally or something. Some people just want to be entertained for goodness sake. You have subtracted from what the true original post was even about! Nia Long and having a baby at 40...I hope to still be that fabulous at 40 (hoping that my child bearing is done by then, though). It is her and her partner's decision that marriage is not the end all be all! I am over 30, married, and have one child within my marriage. The demographic that this magazine is not the young and impressionable! If your so outraged about the state of Black America, GO over to BET and write them a letter about how we as Black people should be carrying ourselves...and then shout to the young and impressionable! All this to say, take your ramblings somewhere...you truly do sound Furious. Maybe that is why YOU aren't yet married...shut up. Are you even a woman? Do you know what joy it is to experience pregnancy!? To be a mother, at all? Your attack on the "state of African America" is better suited for a CNN roundtable...leave your over-commentary for the talking heads, go to another blog site and rant and rave there....Knowing you may post on here again will probably lead to my not visiting here for a while....
Anonymous's picture

I agree with that. Who says

I agree with that. Who says the marriage will work out anyway? Who says that married parents are more committed to their children than unmarried parents? What if the unmarried parents are in a committed relationship and are both committed to raising their child correctly? Its really not that big of an issue to me.
Choco's picture

@Choco "Who says the marriage

@Choco "Who says the marriage will work out anyway?" This type of comment is typical of a generation of people who grow up in a single parent home. I would never say something like this. My Parents are married and in love. My Grand Parents are still married on both sides. Marriage is natural and it's real. People who tend to down it probably rather not even be married and see nothing wrong with that. Let's say your "committed" man dies you get nothing. Marriage is a commitment yes but it's also Financial Security. Sorry to be this frank it's true. Look at Lebron James. Now if Lebron wants to cheat on his "side-kick" he will do it. If he wants to marry another women HE CAN. There is NOTHING his "side-kick" can do. Women who settle for this "commitment" without any are just settling for LESS. This is one reason I respect Beyonce. Jay-Z married her and VERY few men in his position have done it. It makes me like Jay-Z but he also respects his WIFE and what she brings to the table. They are a TEAM and I see the love in them. This is just an example...I know many people who are married Friends of my Parents and these people have it ALL. And no marriage is perfect but if you sell yourself short....HE WILL as well. PUT a RING on it.
FURIOUS Digitari's picture

makes no sense how beautiful

makes no sense how beautiful nia is!!! but that hair has got to go! also im not a fan of celebs doing these nude pregnancy photoshoots...i think thats something private for her and her man to share
Anonymous's picture

Nia has always been beautiful

Nia has always been beautiful girl and even more so now. I dont like her pose on the first cover. I see nothing wrong with her bring on the cover of Ebony. Just because she's not married shouldn't have nothing to do with. Why do we internalize everything. Nobody says a word when they put Unmarried Kate Hudson her mama Goldie Hawn or Angelina Jolie. I don't think anyone has a question when they are put on magazine cover pregnant or not. Let it go. Of course Beyonce will have her day celebration just like all the rest.
Daniel from the 'D''s picture

Nia has always been beautiful

Nia has always been beautiful girl and even more so now. I dont like her pose on the first cover. I see nothing wrong with her bring on the cover of Ebony. Just because she's not married shouldn't have nothing to do with. Why do we internalize everything. Nobody says a word when they put Unmarried Kate Hudson her mama Goldie Hawn or Angelina Jolie. I don't think anyone has a question when they are put on magazine cover pregnant or not. Let it go.
Daniel from the 'D''s picture

Or Demi Moore. Wasn't she

Or Demi Moore. Wasn't she the first female celeb who appeared nude, but had body paint on her while she was preggo? I think so.
Des's picture

I think she's beautiful, I

I think she's beautiful, I had a baby at 40 and didn't look nearly as great, but I'm just not a fan of naked pregnancy pics - or at least on a magazine cover - put that in your home, let it be a personal pic and move on. Happy for her though, marriage is a personal choice, she is grown and can live her life how she chooses.
Anonymous's picture

I HATE THESE PHOTOS. I think

I HATE THESE PHOTOS. I think its Gauche to show your stomach in public like this. While the miracle of birth is beautiful, in my opinion its very private....I feel like the baby is being exposed. That’s just my old fashioned opinion....One of my friends just put a pic up on FB and I hate it.
GTFOH's picture

I'm currently 7 months

I'm currently 7 months pregnant and I totally agree with you. I don't like these nude shots and I don't like to see pregnant women in two piece swimsuits. Well I'm not a big fan of nude shots in general. The human body is beautiful but if we over saturated with all of these nude images that beauty will be diminished.
Anonymous's picture

Wheeww.....I thought it was

Wheeww.....I thought it was just me...Thanks....
GTFOH's picture

I actually thought it was

I actually thought it was funny when my friend was 8 months with a biki on. We died of laughter when she did her Top Model strut. It was all in good fun but we didnt let her go out in public like that, because it wasnt appropriate but it sure was good for a laugh
NYbabe's picture

Wheeww.....I thought it was

Wheeww.....I thought it was just me...Thanks....
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Awwww. Let's celebrate

Awwww. Let's celebrate beautiful, black females.....celebrating motherhood. I love the pictures. Tasteful.
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