Who Did Nia Long Take as Her Date to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? (PHOTO)
Nia Long was among countless celebrities who dressed their finest for a night out at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Not only did Nia Long make her grand entrance to the event, but she even brought a special plus-one: Her 13-year-old son, Massai. This budding star managed to look dapper in a suit and a plaid bowtie; someone’s got style, y’all!
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“Heading to the White House with my handsome son,” Nia captioned the photo. “Best date ever!” Now that’s a serious mother-son bonding sesh! The two were among more than 2,000 guests at the annual Dinner — along with Jessica Simpson, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosario Dawson, and more — who enjoyed some laughs thanks to Joel McHale and of course, President Barack Obama.
This adorable mother-son duo also appeared together in Tyler Perry’s latest film, The Single Moms Club. During auditions, Nia made it a point that Tyler had to cast her son the right way, which involved Massai actually working for the role.
"I selfishly wanted him to play the part," Nia told USA Today. "But I said to Tyler, 'He needs to audition and earn it. It can't just be given to him. He's had such a privileged life compared to my life. I don't want him to have a sense of entitlement.’”
Massai soon went to work with Nia’s old acting coach and after a lot of hard work, he eventually landed the role! We’d like to think that this trip to the White House Correspondent's Dinner was Nia’s way of celebrating Massai’s hard work in his first film!
How cute are Nia and her son, Massai? Sound off in the comments!