Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta have announced their split after 27 years of marriage.

The 56-year-old actor and his husband, who tied the knot in 1994, have ended their romantic relationship of nearly three decades and will begin their next chapter as “best friends and co-parents” of daughter Brielle, 22, and sons Blake (19) and Paris (24).

In a joint statement to Instagram, they said: “After a tremendous amount of thoughts, prayers, and individual and collective work on ourselves, we have come to the conclusion that we are going to end our marriage that began 27 years ago.

“It was really a wonderful trip. Our proudest achievements are our three incredible children. Three souls that God has entrusted to us.

“We continue to be impressed and humbled by the blessings of parenthood. We have always and will always put your best interests first.

“We will continue to be best friends and co-parents and have the greatest respect for one another as we begin this new chapter in our lives separately.”

The ‘Quantico’ star and Desiree, also 56, have asked for privacy at the time.

They added, “We thank you all for your support over the years and humbly ask for your privacy and understanding during this new season of change. Blair & Desiree Underwood. “