The hunky “Deep Impact” star, 56, and his soon-to-be ex-wife announced the sad news via a joint statement on social media.
As 27 years is nearly a lifetime in terms of Hollywood marriages, fans are shocked by the sudden news and wondering what the reasons could be…
In the lengthy post, the former couple dived into some of the details surrounding their separation. Scroll down to see why Blair is divorcing.
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First finding fame in the legal drama series “LA Law”, Blair has enjoyed tremendous Hollywood success in no small part thanks to his rugged good looks and acting talent.
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While most stars new on the scene would use their fame and power to date a string of models and starlets (looking at you, Leo!), Blair instead chose to commit to one woman.
He wanted to settle down almost immediately with Desiree, saying he “wanted to be her rock, her protector” in an interview.
So where did it all go wrong? Read on to find out.
A cherished family
Although he sizzled on our screens on “Sex and the City,” Blair has since reinvented himself as a true family man.
He and Desiree have raised three beautiful children together: sons Paris, 24, and Blake, 19, and daughter Brielle, 22.
His love for his kids is evident in his social media, with him recently posting a pic of daughter Brielle celebrating her graduation.
In fact, although his Instagram feed is filled with pictures of his children and other family members, Desiree is noticeably absent…
Could this have hinted at their split? Find out below!
A happy divorce?
It’s looking like 2021 is set to be the year of the celebrity divorce. But, unlike couples like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, or even Bill and Melinda Gates, Blair and Desiree seem to be handling their separation amicably and maturely.
The two called their marriage “a beautiful journey” and praised their children and each other. You can read their full statement below.
Although their marriage is ending, it seems clear the couple still respects and admires one another. But, could there be something else at play? Scroll to see!
What’s next for Blair and Desiree?
With their emotional maturity and dignified attitudes, it seems unlikely that any shocking reasons will emerge for Blair and Desiree’s marriage ending (but if it does, we’ll keep you updated!).
In all likelihood, it seems like a couple who just grew apart after their children grew up, but have no regrets about their time together.
As a fan commented on Blair’s Twitter: “Sometimes divorce is the best option. That’s life, not a fairytale.”
All the best for the future to Blair and Desiree.