Actress Jurnee Smollett and husband Josiah Bell are calling it quits after ten years of marriage.
While the details of the divorce are unknown, US Weekly reports that Smollett’s lawyer dropped the paper off last week. In a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter Smollett shared that being friends first is the key to a strong foundation.Trf Images/Shutterstock
“We were best friends before we started even dating, so we had this really great foundation. I think one of the challenging things about any lasting relationship is that you have to be so vulnerable,” she says. “I think as human beings we try to hide our flaws and try to present this perfect person, this person we wish we were to our spouse when that causes so many troubles.”
Smollett, who is also the sister of Jessie Smollett, and Bell who is a musician, share a three-year-old son, Hunter.
Jurnee and Bell last posted about each other on social media in October 2019.
“In honor of my QUEEN’S special day, I’m going to let a clip from my upcoming EP #psistillloveyou speak for me,” he captioned a picture of the pair set to the song at the time via Instagram. “@jurneebell ‘You’re my goddess / From a touch of heaven’s chosen…..’ I love you my baby. Happy Birthday!”
Jurnee reposted the note on her account, adding three red heart emojis.