Actor Blair Underwood and his wife, Desiree DaCosta, have announced that they are ending their marriage after 27 years. In a joint statement on Instagram, the couple called their marriage “a beautiful journey” and praised their three children aged 24, 22 and 19.
“After an enormous amount of thinking, praying and working on ourselves, individually and collectively, we have come to the conclusion that we need to end our marriage that began 27 years ago,” the statement said.
It continued: “Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls that God has entrusted to us. We continue to be impressed and humbled by the blessings of parenthood. We have always put their interests first and will continue to do so. We will remain the best of friends, co-parents and have the utmost respect for each other as we embark on this new chapter of our lives separately.”
Underwood, 56, first rose to fame in the late ’80s with the NBC drama LA Law. He received two Golden Globe nominations, for LA Law and In Treatment, and shared a Grammy for best spoken word album for “An Inconvenient Truth.”