New Details About Forest Whitaker’s Wife, Keisha Nash, And Why They Filed For Divorce

They were married for over two decades.

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Forest Whitaker and wife Keisha Nash are calling it quits after 22 years of marriage.

Whitaker, 57, filed for divorce on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences, according to The Blast. The reason the Black Panther actor decided to end his marriage is unclear.

He has not released any statements regarding the split but court documents show he does not want to pay spousal support. The division of the pair's assets and debt will be determined at a later date. Whitaker asked that each party pay their own attorney fees.


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On Christmas, Whitaker tweeted, “Christmas is a celebration of solidarity – a time of the year when we are reminded that the bonds our families, friends, fellow citizens and beyond are based on sharing and bringing joy. #MerryChristmas to you all!”

Whitaker recently listed his family's Hollywood Hills home for $6 million in September. The property was originally purchased in 2003 for $2 million.

Who is Keisha Nash, Forest Whitaker's wife he filed for divorce from?

1. They met on the set of Blown Away.

The pair met in 1994 while filming Blown Away. They played each other's love interests in the film and began dating in real life as well and married two years later in Jamaica, according to The Blast. 


2. Whitaker swept Nash off her feet.


Whitaker's "sensitive" self was what caught Nash's attention, she said.

“He is very honest and sensitive and romantic,” Nash, 46, shared with PEOPLE in 1997. “He swept me off my feet — not with material things, more like the way he displayed his emotions.”


3. She has three children.


Nash shares two daughters, Sonnet and True, 22 and 20, with Whitaker from their 22-year marriage. She also has a 27-year-old daughter, Autumn, and Whitaker has a 28-year-old son, Ocean, both from previous relationships.

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4. She is an actress and producer.


Nash is known for Kassim the Dream (2008), Proud (2004) and Intimate Portrait (1993). She was nominated for an IDA Award in 2008 for her work on Kassim the Dream.

She also appeared on some episodes of TLC's Who Are You Wearing?

5. She began her career as a model.



Nash's rise to fame began with her modeling career. She was represented by Ford Models and Elite Model Management and carried a successful modeling career for many years.

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