From friends to lovers - Blair Underwood opens up about his sweet new romance with friend of 41 years

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  • Blair Underwood announced his engagement to Josie Hart.
  • They have been friends for 41 years.
  • Blair said that this woman had his back "since before I even became an actor." 

After four decades of friendship, Blair Underwood and Josie Hart are engaged. The actor shared on Instagram that he was engaged to his friend of 41 years. "My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée Josie Hart," he captioned a picture of them together on the 50th International Emmy Awards red carpet.

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"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!" He wrote.

Blair added that Josie had his back since before he even became an actor.

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"The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought-provoking & insightful person I know who continuously lives life out loud. The future is crazy-bright, girl! None of us ever know where God will guide our paths," the actor wrote. 

The star was married for 27 years and divorced in 2021. News of his engagement has caused a stir on social media. 

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