Blair Underwood has found love in an unexpected place. The L.A. Law star announced that he’s engaged to his friend of 41 years, Josie Hart, in a recent Instagram post.
“My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée Josie Hart,” Underwood said in a caption under a photo of the newly engaged couple on the red carpet.
“The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought-provoking & insightful person I know who continuously lives life out loud. The future is crazy-bright, Girl! None of us ever know where God will guide our paths. She’s had my back since before I even became an actor. When a 41-year friendship slaps you in the back of the head & blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention & step forward in gratitude. Gently forward. It begins!”
The Emmy award winner split from his ex-wife Desiree DaCosta after 27 years of marriage in 2021. In May that year, the former couple released a joint statement announcing their separation and expressing what a beautiful journey it’s been for the both of them.
“After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to a conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago,” the statement began.
Underwood, 58, and his former wife share three kids together: Paris, 24, Blake, 19, and daughter Brielle, 22. In the statement, they cited their children as their “proudest achievement.”
“We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. As we embark upon this new chapter of our lives separately, we will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another.”
Wishing Underwood all the love and all the joy the second time around.