‘A beautiful journey’: Blair Underwood, Desiree DaCosta reveal split after 27 years of marriage

Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta are ending their lengthy marriage.

The couple announced their split in a joint statement shared Sunday on his official Instagram account.

“After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer & work on ourselves individually & collectively, we have come to the conclusion to end our marriage that began 27 years ago,” the statement reads. “It has truly been a beautiful journey.”

The  “Dear White People,” “Quantico” and “When They See Us” star, 56, and DaCosta, seen in “Harlem Nights” and “Another 48 Hrs.,” married in 1994 and share two grown sons and a daughter: Paris, Brielle and Blake, whom they called their “proudest achievements.”

Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta, seen here at the 2018 Kentucky Derby, are splitting after 27 years of marriage. (Photo: Maggie Huber, USA TODAY NETWORK)

“We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting,” the post added. “We have always put their best interests first & will continue to do so. We will continue to be the best of friends and co-parents and have the utmost respect for one another as we embark upon this new chapter of our lives, separately.”

The statement thanked fans for their support and asked for “privacy & understanding during this new season of change.”

Underwood’s representative, Lee Wallman, confirmed the couple’s split to USA TODAY.

The actor celebrated Brielle’s graduation from USC last week with photos hashtagged #GirlDad and #prouddad.

“Such a long march but worth every step! Wouldn’t have missed it for the world!” he wrote.

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The actor credited DaCosta with his decision to play Miranda’s sports doctor boyfriend Robert Leeds on “Sex and the City.”

“When the offer came in, I mentioned it to my wife and she’s like, ‘No, you need to do that. Why are you even pausing? You want to go do that,’ “ he told Page Six in January. “I thank her for that.”

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