Forest Whitaker Files For Divorce From Wife Of More Than 20 Years
Whitaker and his wife Keisha Nash Whitaker wed in 1996.
Another Hollywood couple's marriage is coming to an end. Forest Whitaker has reportedly filed for divorce against his wife Keisha Nash Whitaker, TMZ reports. The couple reportedly spent more than 20 years together.
Whitaker reportedly filed the divorce papers on Thursday (Dec. 27) in Los Angeles. The divorce petition cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, although it doesn't provide any other details at this time.
The Black Panther actor is also asking the court to terminate any spousal support. According to TMZ, this is a common request when there's already an overriding property agreement set in place.
Nash is an actor and producer. The couple reportedly met on the set of the 1994 film Blown Away. Whitaker had a supporting role in the film alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges. They began dating shortly after and tied the knot in Jamaica in 1996. The estranged couple have three daughters together. They will not have to battle over custody however, as all three of their children are no longer minors.
In an interview with Ebony, Keisha previously spoke very fondly of Whitaker, saying, "I had seen him in A Rage in Harlem, and right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit."