Blair Underwood is engaged! Star Gushes ‘Future Is Crazy Bright’ with boyfriend of 41 years Josie Hart

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Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta attend the 50th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 21, 2022 in New York City.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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