Hollywood is not always about breakups and short-lived relationships; there are several beautiful and longlasting love stories here. Actor and director Denzel Washington and his wife, actress Pauletta Washington are an excellent example of the case.
Together for over several decades, Mr. and Mrs. Washington share one of the most successful relationships in Hollywood. The couple is going to celebrate their 35th anniversary coming June 2018.
Denzel Washington's Married Life With Wife Pauletta Washington
Denzel and his wife Pauletta tied the knot in June 1983, and they have been inseparable ever since. The lovebirds renewed their wedding after 12 years of blissful married, remarrying in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating the ceremony in 1995.
Married the same person twice, how else do you know you are in love? Denzel and Pauletta have set the bars so high for Hollywood couples!
Denzel Washington with his wife of nearly 35 years Pauletta Washington
Pauletta supports her husband and has stood by him during all his ups and downs. The mother of four explained in a joint interview to ebony.com, saying:
He’s a sex symbol. Everybody’s around him. And when we’re out, they push me over and run me over to get to him. That part is not so cute,
Pauletta revealed that other women or rumors couldn't ruin their strong bonding.
He has and knows he has that stability in me as his wife. That gives him strength, regardless of if he misuses it. I can’t dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly.
The Oscar-nominated actor chimed in and explained:
We live in a time — and it’s not for me to judge anyone — when people give up too easily. It’s a disposable society; get another [spouse].
Pauletta then agreed to her husband, saying:
For me, the ‘love’ in the love story is how you come through the trials. The pa s sion, the lust — that’s easy. The love story is how you come out in love after hardship.
Besides being a supportive wife, Pauletta is also a dedicated mother. She even left her career to become a mother, she revealed in an interview back in 2011:
When I became pregnant, I had such a stable childhood... coming home and seeing my mom. I wanted to be home and create a home,
The couple is blessed with four children. They welcomed their first child together, son John David on July 28, 1984. David is a former football player with the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions. Their second child, Katia was born on November 27, 1986, and twins Olivia and Malcolm were born on April 10, 1991.
How Did Denzel Washington And Pauletta Meet?
Denzel Washington met his then future-wife Pauletta Washington on the sets of the television film Wilma in 1977 where they eventually fell for each other.
Denzel Washington with his wife, Pauletta Washington
Recalling the past, the actor said:
She'll tell you that she paid on our first date,
He then explained:
But I'll tell you what happened. I was paying early and I was going to splurge and we were going to take a cab. And the meters going and I'm like, 'oh no how far away does she live.' So she paid the cab fare on our first date.
After Wilma, Pauletta performed in several movies like 90 Days, Beloved and The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
Denzel Washington And Pauletta Washington's Rumored Divorce
Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington were rumored to get divorced last year. Online site Globe Magazine claimed that Denzel and Pauletta's long-lasting marriage was about to end. The source claimed:
“This marriage is on its last legs,”
Whereas some other source also claimed that their marriage is just a “show marriage."
Denzel Washington with wife Pauletta Washington at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
All these rumors turned out to be false as the pair are still together. Earlier this year, Mrs. Washington also appeared at the 89th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to support her husband of 33 years who was nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor for his drama Fences.
Secret To Denzel Washington And Pauletta Washington's Long-lasting Relationship
Denzel and Pauletta Washington Pauletta share one of the most long-lasting and successful relationships in Hollywood. They have been married for over 33 years now.
To everyone who is curious about the secret behind their longlasting and robust marriage, Pauletta has to say one thing, faith!
The secret to her successful marriage with Denzel Washington, as per Pauletta is
She then added:
Nothing is magic, it’s just work.
The couple is soon going to celebrate the 35 years of togetherness and when asked about his anniversary plan Denzel replied:
"Don't put no pressure on me now, don't put no pressure on me! Go on, interview is over! Gotta go!"
Guess we have to wait a little longer to know about the plan.
That's a perfect point! How long can attraction, or even, love last without faith and work? It's good to know that at least a few Hollywood couples have it together.
Denzel Washington: Quick Facts
- Denzel Washington was born Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
- His birthday was on December 28, 1954.
- Washington is a native of Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
- He is Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr. and Lennis' son.
- He studied at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School.
- Denzel Washington's nickname is D.
- He is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall.
- His birth sign is Capricorn.
- Washington graduated from Fordham University where he studied journalism.
- Denzel started his acting career with theater stage production in St. Mary's City, Maryland.
- He was introduced as a director from the movie Antwone Fisher in 2002.
Pauletta Washington: Quick Facts
- Pauletta was born on September 28, 1950.
- She was born Pauletta Pearson.
- Pauletta has a sister, Rita Pearson who is also an actress.
- Her birth sign is Libra.