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Blair Underwood announces engagement to 41-year-old friend

Blair Underwood announces engagement to 41-year-old friend

Blair Underwood embarks on a new chapter with Josie Hart, her first friend and new fiancée.

the Malibu’s Most Wanted The actor announced the exciting milestone on Tuesday night. Beneath a photo of the couple attending the International Emmy Awards in New York City together, he revealed their engagement.

“The personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée Josie Hart. The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought provoking and insightful person I know who continually lives life out loud. The future is a crazy bright girl! None of us knows where God will guide our paths.

Blair and Josie Hart return to the days before the actor’s fame

He proceeded to talk more about his long friendship with Josie. In particular, Blair said that they go back four whole decades and that she has been by her side throughout her acting career.

“He has supported me since before I became an actor. When a 41-year-old friendship slaps you on the back of the neck and turns into romance, you stand up, pay attention, and move forward with gratitude. Gently forward. Begins.”

Blair’s wife of nearly three decades filed for divorce last year

In mid-2021, news broke that Underwood and Désirée DaCosta were ending their marriage after 27 years together.

Blair approached their separation through a Instagram Statement. They were sure to greet their three adult children and reflect positively on their union.

“After a great deal of individual and collective thought, prayer, and work, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago. It really has been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three amazing children. Three souls to whom God entrusted us.”

The ad continued with a proclamation that Blair and Désirée would “remain the best of friends.”

“We continue to be in awe and humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put your best interests first and will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for each other as we embark on this new chapter of our lives, separately.”

Mixed reactions to Blair’s engagement announcement

With the actor settling down with his 41-year-old friend shortly after breaking up a 27-year marriage, some Twitter users had something to say.

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Some were taken aback by the news and shared that situations like this are the reason why they have trust issues.

Others shared that they could actually relate to the situation.

Some people were supportive of the new couple, saying they were glad to see Blair happy.

Humorously, fans shared that the situation is something they could see Underwood pulling off in one of her movie roles.

Supporters stood by their stance that the situation is just a case of old friends falling for each other, rather than something lewder as other respondents suggested.

However, regardless of how people feel, the couple is preparing to settle down and build a life as a couple.

Congratulations to Blair Underwood and Josie Hart on their engagement!


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