Blair Underwood is engaged!
The actor, 58, announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he was popping the question to his longtime lover-turned-lover, Josie Hart.
“My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée Josie Hart,” he captioned a photo of him and Hart on the red carpet. “The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought provoking and insightful person I know who lives life out loud all the time. The future is insanely bright girl! None of us ever know where God will direct our ways.”
Underwood continued, “She supported me before I even became an actor. When a 41-year friendship hits you in the back of the head and blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention and step forward in gratitude. Careful forward. It begins! #trinilife”
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Before Underwood started dating Hart, the actor — whose credits include Dear Whites, Sex and the City, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Quantico – was married to Desiree DaCosta.
The couple welcomed three children together — sons Paris, 25, and Blake, 21, and daughter Brielle, 23 — to their 27-year marriage before announcing their split in a joint statement in May 2021.
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While it’s unclear exactly how long Underwood and Hart have been dating, the couple’s friends were thrilled by the engagement announcement and shared their congratulations in his comment section.
“Someone calls 9-1-1 – my breathing is labored and I can’t feel my heartbeat anymore,” Sherri Shepherd wrote, later adding, “Okay, I revived myself! Congratulations Blair and Josie – glad you found someone in you have angle ❤️”
Niecy Nash commented, “Issa engaged 💍💍💍,” while Anika Noni Rose and Yvette Nicole Brown both sent their congratulations to the actor and his wife-to-be.