Blair Underwood is busy! The star will be married to Josie Hart for 41 years

Blair Underwood is busy! A star is getting married to her 41-year-old friend, Josie Hart… 18 months after her divorce from Desiree DaCosta

Blair Underwood is engaged to be married – 18 months after his divorce from Desiree DaCosta.

The longtime actor, 58, revealed that he is set to tie the knot with Josie Hart, his boyfriend of 41 years.

“My highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée, Josie Hart,” he wrote on Instagram.

New love: Blair Underwood engaged to longtime friend Josie Hart a year and a half after his divorce from Desiree DaCosta

“The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought-provoking and insightful person I know, who is constantly living life out loud,” he gushed to his 232k followers.

Looking ahead, he said, “The future is a crazy, bright girl! None of us know where God will lead our path.

The father-of-three briefly shed light on his relationship history as he added, ‘She’s supported me since before I became an actor.

When a 41-year friendship slaps you in the back of the head and blossoms into romance, you stand up, take notice, and move forward in gratitude. Gently forward. Started! #trinilife.

Ex-flame: In May 2021, the long-time couple shared that they had separated after 27 years of marriage

Ex-flame: In May 2021, the long-time couple shared that they had separated after 27 years of marriage

Underwood married DaCosta in 1994, the same year his legal drama LA Law ended after eight seasons.

On May 31, 2021, the duo shocked the fans with a joint announcement that they had separated.

In a lengthy message shared via Instagram, they said they will remain ‘best friends’ and keep focusing on their kids — Paris, 25, Brielle, 23, and Blake, 21.

The statement reads, “After a tremendous amount of reflection, prayer, and work on ourselves individually and collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago.”

Past Life: The former couple attended the 2016 Tony Awards together in New York City

Past Life: The former couple attended the 2016 Tony Awards together in New York City

The message continued, “Our proudest accomplishments are our three children. Three lives God has entrusted to us. We continue to be in awe and humbled by the blessings of parenthood.”

We have always put their best interests first and will continue to do so. We will continue to be best friends and parents and have great respect for each other as we begin this new chapter of our lives, separately.

Blair went on to thank his fans for their “support throughout the years” and ask for “privacy and understanding during this new season of change”.

Announcement: In a lengthy message shared via Instagram in 2021, the ex-couple said they would still be

Announcement: In a lengthy message shared via Instagram in 2021, the ex-couple said they would remain “best friends” and would continue to focus on their children — Paris, 25, Brielle, 23, and Blake, 2; Seen with their children in 2006

Reflecting on his parents’ decades-long marriage in 2008, he called them his “heroes in love” and said they taught him that relationships can be “enduring and strong”.

Watching his father work as the breadwinner in the family, Underwood said he wanted to be “his wife’s rock, her protector”.

If she had a problem, I wanted to solve it. I thought that was what was expected of me,” he told the outlet.

But a poor conversation with his wife leads him to the knowledge that his then-wife didn’t need him to fix her problems, but instead listened to him when he vented.

The star concluded, “I was relieved that she didn’t always expect me to answer for her. She wasn’t coming to me for a fix.

Young love: Blair and Desiree at the Los Angeles premiere of White Men Can't Jump in 1992

Young love: Blair and Desiree at the Los Angeles premiere of White Men Can’t Jump in 1992

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