Forest Whitaker’s ex-wife Keisha Nash Whitaker dies at 51

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Keisha Nash Whitaker, the ex-wife of actor Forest Whitaker, has died after a battle with anorexia. She was 51 years old.

The Oscar-winning actor and former model raised three daughters together: Autumn, 32, Sonnet, 27, and True, 25. The former couple was married for 22 years.

Her youngest daughter confirmed the devastating news on Instagram and posted a heartfelt tribute, writing: “Goodbye mum. I love you forever and more. The most beautiful woman in the world… thank you for teaching me everything I know. I will see you in my dreams and feel you in my heart.

The Post has contacted representatives for Whittaker and Keisha Nash Whittaker for comment.

“Keisha has struggled with anorexia for years,” a source told the Daily Mail. “And in 2014 he entered rehab in Chicago. The forest remained with him during those difficult times, but [soon after] She filed for divorce.”

Forrest filed for divorce from Keisha in 2018, citing irreconcilable differences in his petition to the court.

Keisha Nash Whitaker and Forest Whitaker arrive at Moët and Chandon celebrate the 8th Annual SBIFF Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film, honoring Forest Whitaker on January 5, 2014. Getty Images for Moët & Chandon

The couple met on the set of the 1994 film “Blown Away”, in which Keisha played Forrest’s girlfriend.

He proposed soon thereafter and the couple married in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1996.

“He’s very honest, sensitive and romantic,” Keisha told People in 1997.

Keisha Nash was born in Boston and worked as a model, actress, film producer, and entrepreneur.

She was once signed to Elite Model Management and Ford Models and was Tommy Hilfiger’s first African American model.

Couple at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California filmmagic

She later worked as an actress and played notable roles in ‘Ben Harper: With My Own Two Hands’, ‘Proud’ and ‘Qasim the Dream’.

Despite her success, Keisha has never been influenced by her own celebrity.

“I enjoy it and I don’t forget where I come from,” she told North Shore. “Sometimes at a party someone will say something big like, ‘I went to school in France’ and I’m like, ‘Whatever!’ I’m over here drinking the same champagne as you!”

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