Blair Underwood has found love again, this time in a familiar place. The Hollywood veteran announced his engagement to long-time friend Josie Hart on Nov. 22. He and Hart have been friends for over 41 years. The actor made his red carpet debut with his friend-turned-fiance at the 50th International Emmy Awards. Underwood introduced the world to his new love through an Instagram post.

Underwood was at the Emmy’s to present the When They See Us director, Ava DuVernay, with the International Emmys’ Founders Award. In his Instagram post, he said walking the red carpet with his new fiancee was his “personal highlight” of the night.

“My personal highlight was walking the red carpet with my new fiancée, Josie Hart. The most amazing, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, thought-provoking and insightful person I know who continuously lives life out loud.”

The 58-year-old actor acknowledged that Hart has been there for him since the beginning of his career.

“The future is crazy-bright Girl! None of us ever know where God will guide our paths. She’s had my back since before I even became an actor. When a 41 year friendship slaps you in the back of the head & blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention & step forward in gratitude. Gently forward. It begins! #trinilife,” Underwood wrote.