In addition to vowing to continue to be the best parents for their children, the former couple says they 'will continue to be the best of friends' and 'have the utmost respect for one another.'

AceShowbiz - Blair Underwood and his wife Desiree DaCosta have decided to call it quits. Taking to his Instagram account on Sunday, May 30, the "Self Made" actor shared with his followers that he and Desiree, who tied the not in 1994, put an end on their 27 years of marriage.

In a joint statement that he shared on the photo-sharing platform, the former couple said, "After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago." He went on to say, "It has been a beautiful journey."

Gushing over their kids, the pair continued, "Our proudest achievements are our three incredible chidren. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting." Alluding that they will do their best in co-parenting, they said, "We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately."

Concluding the statement, the pair thanked people "for your support throughout the years." The "Quantico" alum and his wife also "humbly ask for privacy & understanding during this new season of change."

Prior to this, the "Sex and the City" actor said that their marriage lasted long because he listened to his wife. "My parents have been married for 48 years. They are my heroes in love, and they've taught me what a relationship can be--enduring and powerful," he told Oprah Winfrey.

Of his wife, Blair added, "If she had a problem, I want to solve it. I thought that's what was expected of me. Trying to come up with ways to solve her problems gave me a false sense of control, and when I offered up unsolicited advice, I was disrespecting a strong woman who knew how to handle her own life. I was relieved as well; she didn't expect me to always have an answer for her. She wasn't coming to me for a repair."

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