Gina Torres Confirms Split from Laurence Fishburne After 14 Years of Marriage

After photos of actress Gina Torres kissing a man that wasn’t husband Laurence Fishburne circulated around celebrity gossip sites on Tuesday (Sept. 19), Torres decided to confirm what has been speculated for a while. In a statement she gave exclusively to People, the Firefly actress let the world know that she and Fishburne had split last fall, and did so quietly, after 14 years of marriage.

“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year,” 48-year-old Torres said to the glossy. “There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”

“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe,” she continued. “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, who most recently starred in USA’s Suits, came forward about the dissolution of her and Fishburne’s marriage after photos made its rounds in the media of her passionately kissing another man during a romantic outing last week.

Torres and Fishburne, who now has a recurring role in ABC’s Black-ish, have not publicly appeared together since December 2015. Instead, the pair have been spotted separately, making appearances at their own projects and other events alone without the other.

Torres last referring to herself as Fishburne’s wife is noted as being in a January 2016 interview with Hello! magazine. And in September 2016, she told the New York Times that she walked away from her role on Suits after six seasons because her “personal life needed to be tended to.”

Torres married actor Fishburne, 56, in September 2002, after getting engaged in a year before. Together, the couple have one daughter, Delilah Fishburne, who is now 16.

Torres also gained two children in her union to Fishburne, becoming the stepmother to children from his previous marriage with actress Hajna O. Moss – a son Langston Fishburne, born in 1987, and a daughter Montana Fishburne, born in 1991.

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