Laurence Fishburne and his marriage with Gina Torres is officially over after fourteen years of being together. According to TMZ, Laurence filed for divorce on Friday, November 3rd. TMZ reported that the actor filed in Los Angeles and they listed their date of official separation on the 14th of October, 2016.
Reportedly, they split up due to “irreconcilable differences,” and they seek joint and physical custody of their daughter, Deliah, ten-years-old.
Torres wrote in a statement that “with heavy hearts” she and Laurence decided to finally separate in fall of last year.
However, they pointed out that there are “no bad guys” and it’s merely a “love story” with a different ending than they expected. Additionally, their “family remains intact, ” and they will continue to co-parent their young child with “joy and awe.”
Just a few days before they broke up, Page Six reported that the 48-year-old actress was spotted by paparazzi kissing a different man.
During an outing to the LA Sweet Butter Cafe, she didn’t wear a wedding ring causing rumors that they had split up. Torres and Fishburne co-starred during the NBC Series, Hannibal, and both starred in Matrix Reloaded which came out in 2003.
The pair married in September of 2002 in Manhattan. The star of Firefly said to the New York Times that she had to leave Suits in 2016 because their “personal life” needed some work.
Later in the same interview, Gina said she thinks the “public doesn’t understand” the difficulty of shooting a television series, especially when on location and so far away from home.
She told an executive on the set of the show that her “life is (her) life” and Torres needs to handle her business.