The summer of love is over and the autumn of heartbreak is here. Black-ish star Laurence Fishburne and his wife, actress Gina Torres split in the early fall of last year, after 14 years of marriage.
The actress confirmed the news in a statement. “With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year,” said the Suits star. “There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”
She added, “Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”
Torres and Fishburne, got married in 2002 and share one daughter, Delilah Fishburne. The Oscar-nominated actor has two children from a previous marriage: Montana and Langston Fishburne.
The stars have appeared onscreen together on multiple occasions, including Matrix Reloaded, and as a married couple in the TV series Hannibal.
The actress was photographed last week kissing a mistery man in L.A. the pictures were published by Page Six and the actress in not wearing a wedding ring.
At the time of the announcement, neither has been seen wearing a wedding band in public in months. Fishburne and Torres were last photographed together in December 2015, at the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala.
“I think the public doesn’t understand the rigors of shooting a show for an actor, much less when you’re on location and away from home,” she said about her departure from the show Suits. “At one point I approach Aaron [Korsh, the showrunner,] and said, ‘It’s not that I don’t love the show and love Jessica [Person, my character,] who is my alter ego. But my life is my life and I need to take care of it.’ And everyone was really supportive.’”