David Schwimmer has put on a united front with his ex-wife Zoe Buckman as they marched together at a Black Lives Matter BLM protest in New York.
The 53-year-old actor shared a snap of himself cuddled up with the 34-year-old British artist on Instagram Wednesday morning as he explained that one of their biggest reasons for being there together was for their daughter.
The former couple that split in 2017 - who share nine-year-old daughter Cleo - each held flowers in their hand as Zoe placed her arm on David’s shoulders while walking among the crowd of thousands.
‘We’re no longer a couple, but [we] are parents to a nine-year-old’: David Schwimmer has put on a united front with his ex-wife Zoe Buckman as they marched together at a Black Lives Matter protest in New York
The Friends star posted the powerful image with a lengthy message explaining that they had come together for social justice, reform, black lives lost due to racial violence, and for the sake of their daughter.
Schwimmer wrote: ‘Yesterday at the Protest & Vigil, downtown NY.
‘We’re no longer a couple, but @zoebuckman and I are parents of a nine year old, and fellow advocates for social justice and reform.’
He went on to explain that they had literally thousands of reasons in supporting the cause including to show solidarity with black friends, family, and colleagues.
Schimmer explained: ‘We marched in honor of the countless black lives lost to racial violence; to oppose the institutional racism and systemic bias against marginilized communities; to show our love for, and solidarity with, our family members, colleagues and friends of color.’
He then went after US President Donald Trump for his handling of the important matter of police brutality towards blacks in America.
The American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson star wrote: ‘Because we are angry and appalled by the shocking indifference of our President; and to demand a better future for our children. ALL of our children.
‘It is not enough to be opposed to racism. We must be actively opposed to it.’
Zoe also shared the image with the caption: ‘No justice: no peace. (It was painful powerful beautiful. Everyone wore a mask. I love you NYC.)
‘These are our streets. Keep showing up. It’s happening. Black Lives Matter. [black heart emoji] with my comrade and co-parent @_schwim_’
This comes amid days of protests around the world following George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis last week.
A medical examiner’s office on Monday ruled that Floyd’s death was a homicide as they appeared to walk back initial reports that he wasn’t strangled.
The examiner’s findings that the death was a homicide by asphyxiation confirmed the same conclusion of the independent autopsy that was also released on Monday, but there are key differences over the cause.
The Black Lives Matter movement, which was first founded in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman and was nationally recognized for its involvement in the Ferguson protests in 2014 has been galvanized once more following the death of Floyd.
David and Zoe’s united front for the cause comes years after announcing their split seven years into their marriage.
They shared a joint statement three years ago announcing their split: ‘It is with great love, respect and friendship that we have decided to take some time apart while we determine the future of our relationship,’ via Us Weekly.
They continued: ‘Our priority is, of course, our daughter’s happiness and well being during this challenging time, and so we ask for your support and respect our privacy as we continue to raise her together and navigate this new chapter for our family.’
David and Zoe met and began dating in 2007 in London while he directed the film Run, Fat Boy, Run according to Us Weekly.
The magazine reported that she worked at the Cuckoo Club in London as a waitress when they met.
They tied the knot in a private ceremony in June 2010 - three months after getting engaged.
Their marriage was not revealed until four months later in October of that same year. They welcomed daughter Cleo in May 2011.