Forest Whitaker Divorcing Wife After 22 Years

It’s the end of the road for the star of Black Panther and his soon to be ex-wife actress and model Keisha Nash. The union was a long one, last 22 years which is forever in Hollywood standards. Paperwork was filed in Los Angeles, California Superior Court. Whitaker filed the paperwork himself

Court Documents showed Whitaker stated the reason for the divorce was irreconcilable differences. He did not want to pay spousal support. Both agreed to pay for their own legal fees.

Whitaker who is 57 and Nash who is 46 have not made a statement about the pending divorce. On Christmas Day the star of Black Panther tweeted and everything appeared to be fine with his life. He stated that Christmas is a time that one is reminded of the important bonds with one’s family and citizens and a time of celebration. It is based on bringing happiness to others and sharing.

The couple met for the first time while filming the movie ‘Blown Away’ in 1994 where they played each other’s love interest. The chemistry followed off the screen and they married after dating for two years in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

When asked in an interview by People Magazine in 1997 when she was 46-years-old, what did she love about Whitaker she stated she was impressed with how sensitive he was, honest and romantic. He swept her off her feet – not with material items but by showing his emotions.

Nash discussed what it took to make her marriage strong and work. She stated that Whitaker is with her whenever he can be and if he is able to support her he always does. Support is very important to make a marriage or partnership work. She respects and loves anything Whitaker does.

She also added it’s hard work taking care of the family. She thinks it is important to show one’s appreciation by being with him in times of need and to continue to support him. She considers him her friend and enjoys being with him.

Nash went on to say that communication is key and an important factor in any relationship. One must compliment the other when they do something fantastic and feel comfortable enough to admit that they did not like something and it should be discussed. One should be able to discuss their feelings and ask why did I make you feel that way and act in that manner.

She also stated that communication is the key. She wouldn’t have lasted in the marriage for 14 years if she was not able to communicate with Whitaker. One must also grow while in the relationship. When you become involved with somebody at a young age you are constantly growing and evolving. The question is will that person let you grow and evolve with you.

Variety Magazine reported in the summer months of 2017 the couple listed their home for sale in the Hollywood Hills for $5.9 million. The house was very secluded, consisted of two houses and was 8,366 square feet.

The house did not sell as quickly as they wanted. In 2018 they listed the two houses separately the Los Angeles Times reported. The smaller of the two homes was 2,725-square-feet. It had three stories, five-and-a-half bathrooms and was three stories. The cost was $1.5 million. The larger home was in the Mediterranean villa-style. It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and was 5,000 square feet. The listing price was $3.5 million.

Whitaker has completed film and television projects which have not been given dates of release yet. The film ‘City of Lies’ also stars actor Johnny Depp and it is based on the murder investigations of the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. ‘Finding Steve McQueen’ features Rachael Taylor, Travis Fimmel, William Fichtner and Lily Rabe and is a heist thriller. He also has a television movie entitled ‘Godfather of Harlem.’ It is about Bumpy Johnson who was a crime boss in the 1960s.

Whitaker and Nash are the parents of two daughters, Sonnet age 22 and True who is 20-years-old. From prior relationships, she is the mother to Autumn who is 22-years-old and Ocean her son who is 28-years-old.

Written By Barbara Sobel


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