Blair Underwood and spouse Desiree DaCosta
Blair Underwood and his spouse Desiree DaCosta are calling it quits.
The actor, 56, and DaCosta shared a joint assertion to Instagram Sunday to announce that they’re splitting after 27 years of marriage. The exes share sons Paris, 24, and Blake, 19, and daughter Brielle, 22.
“After an incredible quantity of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we now have come to the conclusion to finish our marriage that started 27 years in the past,” the assertion started.
“It has actually been a phenomenal journey,” Underwood and DaCosta continued. “Our proudest achievements are our three unimaginable youngsters. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We proceed to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We now have at all times put their finest pursuits first & will proceed to take action. We are going to proceed to be one of the best of mates and co-parents and have the utmost respect for each other as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, individually.”
The exes concluded their assertion saying, “We thanks all in your assist all through the years & we humbly ask for privateness & understanding throughout this new season of change.”
Underwood beforehand spoke extremely about his relationship with DaCosta in a 2008 interview with Oprah.com, throughout which he mirrored on watching his dad function the breadwinner to his mother whereas rising up.
“I wished to be her rock, her protector,” the L.A. Legislation actor stated of DaCosta. “If she had an issue, I wished to unravel it. I believed that is what was anticipated of me.”
Michael Tullberg/Getty Pictures Desiree and Blair
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However Underwood stated that because of DaCosta, he finally realized that he did not want to repair all of her issues, however merely assist her when she wanted him by her aspect.
“I used to be relieved as effectively; she did not count on me to at all times have a solution for her,” he stated. “She wasn’t coming to me for a restore. She simply wanted a shoulder to cry on.”