AceShowbiz - Actor Blair Underwood's 27-year marriage is over - his wife has filed for divorce.
Desiree DaCosta filed papers, obtained by The Blast, on Tuesday (29Jun21), a month after the former couple announced a break-up.
"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," the statement read.
"It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. 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."
There will be no child custody issues as their three kids, Paris, Blake, and Brielle, are all adults.
When the couple were still together, the actor opened up in an interview with Oprah Winfrey about the secret to his long term marriage.
"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."