Forest Whitaker and his ex-wife, Keisha Nash-Whitaker, have finalized their divorce after more than two decades of marriage.
In the former couples’ divorce judgment, obtained by The Blast, the “Godfather of Harlem” star is a single man as of April 15th!
According to the judgment, Forest and Keisha agreed that irreconcilable differences have arisen between them, which have led to the “irremediable breakdown of the marriage, making it impossible for the parties to live together as husband and wife”. They also acknowledge that their marital relationship cannot be restored or reestablished at this time.
Like many celebrity divorce judgments, Forest and Keisha opted into a confidential judgment that has details regarding the settlement agreement for spousal support for Keisha, the division of their property, attorney fees, etc. As for Forest Whitaker, the court’s jurisdiction is terminated to award him spousal support. If Forest or Keisha believe they need to enforce the terms of their judgment, they will then file to modify their “first further judgment” with the court.
As we previously reported, Forest Whitaker filed for divorce in December of 2018, citing irreconcilable differences for the split, and that he was not wanting to pay spousal support. When Keisha Nash-Whitaker filed her response in the divorce, she told the court there was no prenuptial agreement. The Oscar-winning actor has a long list of acting credits, and no financial agreement prior to their marriage, we’re assuming Forest had to pay up to settle his divorce!
The ex-couple met on the set of “Blown Away” in 1994 and began a relationship after playing each other’s on-screen love interests. Child support was never an issue in settling their divorce because they share two daughters together, Sonnet and True, and they each have a child from previous relationships. Forest and Keisha both signed their settlement several months ago, and as we reported, their negotiations would be peaceful after being together for years.
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) April 16, 2021
Forest Whitaker recently appeared on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden, and he discussed his lengthy career. Forest told Corden that his Academy Award was what convinced his parents that his career in acting was his calling. Plus, he recalled his experience acting alongside the late Robin Williams in “Good Morning Vietman”. Forest has been a successful actor on screen, and apparently he has also performed on stage. He explained to James Corden he did musicals, and something tells us we will eventually see Forest on “Carpool Karaoke”!