In documents obtained by ET, the 57-year-old actor submitted the paperwork to end his marriage on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences as reason for the split.
The pair got married on May 4, 1996. Whitaker lists the couple’s date of separation as TBD. They share two daughters together: Sonnet, 22, and True, 20, and each has a child from previous relationships.
Per the documents, the "Black Panther" actor is asking to terminate the court’s ability to award support to Nash. Their property will be ascertained and divided at a later date. Whitaker asks that each party be responsible for their own attorney’s fees. The Blast was first to report the divorce.
Whitaker and Nash met in 1994 on the set of "Blown Away." The two played each other's on-screen love interests. They started dating shortly after and tied the knot two years later.
On Christmas Day, Whitaker took to Twitter to share a special message about being with the ones you love.
"Christmas is a celebration of solidarity - a time of the year when we are reminded that the bonds our families, friends, fellow citizens and beyond are based on sharing and bringing joy. #MerryChirstmas to you all! 🎁," he tweeted.