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'Sex and the City' Actor Blair Underwood, Désirée DaCosta Announce Divorce After 27 Years Of Marriage

Jun. 1 2021, Published 6:47 a.m. ET

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Sex and the City star Blair Underwood and his wife Désirée DaCosta are seeking a divorce after 27 years of marriage.

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The pair announced their split in a joint Instagram statement on Monday, May 31. They share Paris, 24, Brielle, 22, and Blake, 19.

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"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 began.

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"It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children," they continued. "Three souls to which God entrusted us."

The former couple added, "We continue to be awed & humbled by the blessings of parenting. 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."

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"We thank you all for your support throughout the years & we humbly ask for privacy & understanding during this new season of change," the statement concluded.

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Underwood previously opened up about marriage in 2008, admitting he thought he had to emulate his parents' marriage, where his father was the breadwinner. "I wanted to be her rock, her protector," he said, according to Oprah.com.

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"If she had a problem, I wanted to solve it. I thought that's what was expected of me," he explained, adding that he eventually learned that he could support his wife when she needed him instead. "She didn't expect me to always have an answer for her."

Just last week, the 56-year-old celebrated Brielle’s graduation from USC.

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"Could not be more proud of my 'one & only daughter,' Brielle for graduating from USC yesterday! Such a long march but worth every step! Wouldn’t have missed it for the world!" he gushed on Instagram.

Underwood rose to fame in the '80s on L.A. Law and received two Golden Globe nominations for L.A. Law and In Treatment.

The Washington native said he initially rejected SATC because "Kim Cattrall’s character [Samantha] wanted to be with a Black man and it was all about the curiosity," explaining he was "not interested in being the Black curiosity." He later signed on as Miranda's [Cynthia Nixon] boyfriend Dr. Robert Leeds for five episodes.

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