Blair Underwood is giving a new definition to friends-to-lovers.
The former Sex and the City actor shared that he's engaged to Josie Hart, his longtime friend of more than four decades. Underwood, who recently attended the 2022 International Emmys on Nov. 21, revealed that the event was special in more ways than one.
"My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée Josie Hart," Underwood wrote on Instagram Nov. 22, accompanied by a picture of the couple dressed to the nines at the event. "The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought provoking & insightful person I know who continuously lives life out-loud."
Underwood, 58, noted that he and Hart had none each other before he made it big in the entertainment industry.
"The future is crazy-bright Girl! None of us ever know where God will guide our paths," Underwood continued. "She's had my back since before I even became an actor. When a 41 year friendship slaps you in the back of the head & blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention & step forward in gratitude. Gently forward. It begins!"
Underwood's engagement comes more than a year after he announced his split from wife Desiree DaCosta, with whom he shares sons Paris, 25, and Blake, 21, and daughter Brielle, 23.
"It has truly been a beautiful journey. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children," the couple said in a joint Instagram statement when announcing their split in May 2021. "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."