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Keisha Nash and Forest Whitaker Marriage Profile

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Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash arrive at the 79th Academy Awards.

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Well grounded in their love for one another, Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash appear to be handling being in the spotlight well. Here's information on how Forest and Keisha met, their wedding, and more.

Born:


Forest Steven Whitaker: July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas.

Keisha Simone Nash: March 8, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts.

How Forest and Keisha Met:


Keisha and Forest first met in Boston, Massachusetts while working on the set of the movie Blown Away.

Wedding Date:


Forest and Keisha were married on May 4, 1996 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Forest's son, Ocean Whitaker, was ring bearer at their wedding and Keisha's daughter, Autumn, was the flower girl.

Children:


Forest and Keisha are raising four children.

  • Ocean Alexander Whitaker: Born abt. 1990. His mother is from a previous relationship.

  • Sonnet Noel Whitaker: Born October 3, 1996. Her mother is Keisha Nash.

  • True Isabella Summer Whitaker: Born July 2, 1998. Her mother is Keisha Nash.

  • Autumn: Born abt. 1991. Her mother is Keisha Nash and her father is from a previous relationship.

Occupations:


Forest: Actor, director, musician, and producer. In 2/07 Forest was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Last King of Scotland.

Keisha: Actress, model, and cosmetics entrepreneur.

Quotes:


Keisha about meeting Forest: "I had seen him in A Rage in Harlem. Right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit. In the beginning, we were more like friends. He was very easygoing and easy to talk to."
Source: Ebony, February 2007, page 150.

Aldore Collier, journalist: "With four children, the two immediately admit that there is precious little time just for the two of them. Plus, Whitaker's career as an actor, musician and director takes him away from Los Angeles for months at a time. But the two speak on the phone every day when he's away. And they look forward to those rare occasions when they are able to focus on each other. "Maybe well just stay in town and maybe go to a hotel, order room service, watch movies and have like a date night," Keisha says."
Source: Ebony, February 2007, page 150.

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