and Desiree DaCosta
, his wife of 27 years, have announced their divorce
The couple praised their three children
, ages 24, 22, and 19, in a joint statement posted to Instagram
“After a tremendous amount of thought, prayer, and work
on ourselves individually and collectively, we have decided to end our marriage that began 27 years ago,” the statement said.
“Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls to which God entrusted us. We continue to be awed and humbled by the blessings of parenting. We have always put their 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 one another as we embark on this new chapter of our lives.
This post was shared by Blair Underwood (@blairunderwood_official) on Instagram.
Underwood, 56, rose to prominence on the NBC
drama "L.A. Law" in the late '80s.
He has two Golden Globe nominations, for "L.A. Law" and "In Treatment
," and a Grammy nomination for best spoken word album for "An Inconvenient Truth."