Blair Underwood and Josie Hart are officially husband and wife.
The veteran actor married his longtime friend-turned-boo thang at the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, June 24.
The bride wore a bespoke transitional two-in-one gown featuring a fitted trumpet silhouette and a detachable overskirt with a cathedral-length train designed by Nneka C. Alexander of Brides by Nona Couture Atelier.
The groom wore an ISAIA ivory wool/silk jacquard patterned evening jacket with a satin lapel paired with a linen vest and evening trousers.
Blair Underwood and Josie Hart’s first dance was to Tony Terry’s classic single, “With You” – performed live by the singer as a surprise for the bride.
Then, fireworks lit the sky.
Blair gushed about seeing his bride in her dress:
The first time I saw her in the dress, she looked like a princess. She was so beautiful.
The deep emotions that were displayed during the ceremony, the lightness and fun of the reception, it all felt humbling because it all just fell into place.
It was amazing.
Blair Underwood and Josie Hart first met when he was 16 and they began a friendship that would span the next 43 years.
My mother loved and adored her. We lived separate lives on separate coasts. We never saw each other a lot.
But when we talked, there’s always such a strong connection of just understanding each other.
After Blair Underwood ended his 27-year marriage to Désirée Underwood, he and Josie began dating.
He proposed last fall.
It just feels so right.
I just feel like it is the next step in moving forward in my life, and doing it together in our lives together.
Blair Underwood is grateful to have the love and support of his family and friends in his new journey of love.
For all of those who know us, and I’m talking about our nine kids, grandkids, former spouses. For everybody to be on-board and embrace and accept this union is nothing but God.
To find love and discover love in someone who’s been around in my life, in my family’s life, and as I have been in hers, for so long in an honorable, platonic way.
To find each other in this space when we’re both single and looking to see how we’ll spend the rest of our lives. It’s a beautiful love story.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Underwood.
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