Long, who is 46, got engaged to boyfriend Ime Udoka in 2015. She spoke on what helped her find the right man even before he put a ring on it.
“I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they’re like, ‘Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have children yet and what does that mean?’” she said in 2013. “I think what it means is stay in your course because it’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen. It doesn’t happen for everyone at the same time, so you can’t compare your life to someone else’s.”
“You have to have an open heart to be vulnerable to accept it when it does come,” Long added. “I think the more success you have as a woman, you kinda go, ‘Well, I don’t really need a man ’cause look: I have everything I want,’ but the truth is you do need a partner because at some point in your life you’re not going to want to walk alone.”