Actor Forest Whitaker Files For Divorce After 22 Years Of Marriage

Whitaker and his longtime wife, Keisha Nash Whitaker, are calling it quits.
Charli Penn Dec, 28, 2018

After 22 years of marriage, actors Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash Whitaker are calling it quits.

On Thursday, Whitaker, 57, filed for divorce from his longtime wife citing irreconcilable differences, TMZ reports.

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The Oscar winner has not commented publicly on the split, but the news may come as a shock to many fans. The couple, who share adult daughters, Sonnet Noel, 22, and True, 20, first met on the set of 1993 film Blown Away in which Nash Whitaker, also a model, played the actor’s girlfriend onscreen. She once told PEOPLE magazine that at the time he “swept her off her feet.” Whitaker proposed just one year later and they were married in 1996 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

They welcomed their daughter Sonnet in 1996 and True in 1998. Their other two children, Ocean, 21, and Autumn, 20, are from their previous relationships.

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“I had seen him in ‘A Rage in Harlem,’ Keisha once told Ebony magazine of the Black Panther star. “Right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit.”