Joined by her handsome sons, Nia Long garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the August 2012 issue of Essence magazine.
The 41-year-old actress looked as happy as ever as she hammed it up alongside 19-month-old Massai Zhivago and and 9-month-old Kez Sundayin while telling the publication that she “has never felt more fulfilled” than she does in the present.
On being in the best shape of her life:
“I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years. The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free…”
On if a husband is in her future plans:
“Marriage is not a priority for me. I’m not saying I’ll never do it; It’s just not where we are as a family,”
On her maturation since having children:
“I’m a lot calmer. Less clingy and demanding. When Ime has to be gone for long stretches at a time, as he had to the first few months after Kez was born, I took it as an opportunity to nest. It had been a minute since I had an infant and I had to get back into the rhythm of being a new mom. I really enjoyed having the space to do that at my own pace. Motherhood is not easy, but it’s natural. I worked hard to have the career I wanted, but I’ve also been deliberate about my personal life. None of this is a mistake.”