Forest Whitaker's wife lost a lot of weight before divorce - her reps called it a 'sensitive issue'

Actor Forest Whitaker filed to divorce longtime with Keisha, after she suffered an extreme weight loss. And according to Keisha's reps the weight loss is a "sensitive issue."

Keisha and Forest have been married for 22 years, and yesterday Forest filed to end their marriage.

Forest Whitaker, 57, cited irreconcilable differences in his petition for divorce which he filed on Thursday, according to court documents.

Keisha, 46, married Forest in 1996 and share two daughters together: Sonnet Noel, 22, and True, 20.

But there have been rumors swirling around Keisha for some time, because of her extreme weight loss a few years ago.

The Oscar winner has not commented publicly on the split, but the news may come as a shock to many fans. The couple, who share adult daughters, Sonnet Noel, 22, and True, 20, first met on the set of 1993 film Blown Away in which Nash Whitaker, also a model, played the actor’s girlfriend onscreen. She once told PEOPLE magazine that at the time he “swept her off her feet.” Whitaker proposed just one year later and they were married in 1996 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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At the time, MTO News reached out to the Whitaker's family rep, asking about her weight loss. We were told that it was a "sensitive issue."

The reps never disclosed whether the weight loss was due to illness, an eating disorder, or otherwise.

But Keisha has been working to get her weight back up. Here are some more recent pics of her, looking healthier.

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We wish the best for Keisha, as she gets through this difficult time.