AceShowbiz - Larenz Tate left a couple of comments on Nia Long's new picture on Instagram, and his remarks raised eyebrows. Did the 44-year-old actor who plays Councilman Tate in Starz's hit series "Power" just shoot his shot with the "Empire" actress? Or were his comments innocent?
"Dayuuum still fine!!!!" Larenz commented on a picture of Nia wearing a black sweatshirt with Nas's face printed on it. "Illmatic," she wrote a quick note, referring to the rapper's 1994 album. "Late nite Jones [winky face]," he added in another comment, referring to their 1997 romantic drama "Love Jones" where they played an onscreen couple.
In August, Larenz also posted a picture of him with Nia on his Instagram. "Chemistry still strong! Queen NIA LONG!" so he wrote.
Larenz Tate is married to Tomasina Parrott. The couple tied the knot in 2006 after dating for a long time. They share four children together. "We dated for six years before we actually got married. She needed to know if she really wanted to rock with me [and] all my craziness. I was like 'You still want to rock me? You know what I like, I like the ladies,' " he said in an interview on "The Breakfast Show".
After years of marriage, he said they now slept in separate rooms. "There's a lot of stress in the world. I go home, I gotta stay away from my wife. I can't look at her too long," he opened up.
He then joked that they didn't share the same bed because he wanted to avoid another pregnancy. "The loins are tender, she's very fertile, and I just try to stay away from her man," he claimed. "I sleep in a different room. When it's time for me to get a little somethin-somethin, she turns up pregnant, all the time."
Meanwhile, Nia Long, 49, has been engaged to Ime Udoka, an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, since 2015. She gave birth to his son in 2011 after a year of dating. She has another son, born in 2000, from a previous relationship with Massai Dorsey.