What You Don’t Know About Denzel Washington’s Marriage


Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson met
in 1977. Over the last four decades, they’ve managed
to build a family and maintain a marriage in a time and place where that seems almost
unheard of. How have they done it? Here’s a look at what you don’t know about
Denzel Washington’s marriage. Rumor and scandal For years, unsubstantiated rumors have claimed
that Denzel has been stepping out. In 2003, tabloids alleged that Denzel was
not only having an affair with his Out of Time co-star Sanaa Lathan, but that she was
pregnant with his child. Lathan flatly denied the claim, telling Vibe,”[The
rumor] got started because the movie had a love scene with Denzel, and people took that
and translated it to real life… It’s frustrating. People are going to talk no matter what.” More rumors surfaced in 2013, when Denzel
was supposedly either romancing a mystery blonde or else having an affair with 2 Guns
costar Paula Patton. Then in 2016, rumors swirled that Denzel and
Pauletta were getting a divorce due to his supposed cheating. But Denzel has consistently denied those rumors,
and so far, the couple is still going strong. Love at third sight Their marriage may be the stuff of Hollywood
legend now, but it didn’t get off to the best start. Pauletta has publicly stated for years that
she ended up paying for their first date. But Denzel has a different story, claiming
that he paid for most of it right up until an unexpectedly long cab ride strained his
bank account too far. “And the meter’s going and I’m going, ‘ut
oh…how far away does she live?” “Oh, right.” “She paid.” That might explain why she actually said no
the first two times he proposed, only accepting on the third proposal. And even then, the wedding had its hiccups
too, as the reception ran out of food before the couple had a chance to eat. They ended up having to go to a local diner
for fast food on their own wedding day! The family that prays together stays together Denzel Washington is one of Hollywood’s famously
religious stars, and it’s evident in some of his movies, like Book of Eli. It’s not surprising, either, given that his
father was a Pentecostal preacher. According to Christianity Today, he not only
chooses roles that are in line with his values, but he prays and reads the Bible every morning. And Pauletta shares that faith. In fact, the couple worked together on an
audio version of the Bible called The Bible Experience. When they spoke to CBS News about just what
it was that drew them to the project, they both spoke about their steadfast belief that
any answer to any problem could be found in the pages of the Good Book, and that participating
in making an audio version of that was going to make it accessible to countless people. For Pauletta’s part, she considered it not
only a privilege to work on the project, but to do so with her husband. “It’s a true story. And it’s a… um… an ou-outline I thought
for.. The original design of marriage.” Charity starts at home Many actors and actresses spend their time
championing a chosen cause or two, and Denzel and Pauletta Washington are known for doing
the same. For instance, the couple have established
a scholarship fund at Cedars-Sinai: the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars
Program in Neuroscience. The fund provides training opportunities for
medical students as well as the financial means to partner young students with researchers
in their particular field of interest. And in 2016, they jointly hosted a fundraiser
for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, raising over
$17 million. The idea came from a family trip to the Holocaust
museum in Israel. Pauletta told Variety, “I asked my kids about
it after we left and I could tell it haunted them, too. But it also made them think about their own
history and they asked me where was a place that told our [African American] story. That hit me because I didn’t know at the time
this museum was in the making.” Hard work pays off Hollywood is famous for scandals and short-term
relationships, so it’s no surprise that everyone wants to know the secret behind the Washington’s
long marriage. Denzel said on Reddit that “I just think that
you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It’s a commitment. It’s not all the honeymoon, it doesn’t last
forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you’re good friends first, that
might help! Sometimes people get married for the right
reasons.” “I got got a good woman, that’s the first
thing. And uh.. You know… just keep working at it.” And Pauletta backed him up in a 2013 Ebony
interview, saying there are plenty of ups and downs, but it’s all part of making a lifelong
commitment. “I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part. 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.” Keep on flying, Denzel and Pauletta! Thanks for watching! Click the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe to
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100 Responses

  1. This man is a great actor and from what I've read a great Human being. Leave him alone. Unless it's something good. Damn

  2. See, that word brother is used in the black areas. Mr. Washington is a true brother when in the dictionary to word brother should have a picture of the brother. He is the truth of what a real brother stands for.!

  3. Never ceases to amaze me that folks see media presentations and feel they know what goes on behind closed doors, saying shyt like “this ones lucky & that ones lucky” they don’t know shyt

  4. They are still married because they pray together,ask me thats whats happening in my life,Jesus is the King of my marrieds,without Him we would have divores a long time ago….thank You Jesus,because we have 3kids,kiddies life's is better with both parents,just always read the Bible and pray together with kids and hubby every night,wonderful since we put Jesus in the sentre of our lifes,even kids love Him😍🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏❤❤❤❤❤❤🙏🙌🙏🙌🙏

  5. Forget the fact that they're a Hollywood couple. How many marriages, outside of Hollywood, can last 41 years & growing?

  6. She's a beautiful women period. Most of all a very blessed couple. Respect, trust and love…works every time.

  7. Hollywood so wanted to bring down this man through their evil cave women but Denzel is a wise man and saw right through it just like Muhammad Ali Nah we love our selves and our beautiful women

  8. Denzel is a hell of a man to stay married to a black woman that long! !!!!! Most black women can't keep a man to save their lived !!!!!!!

  9. Like Ebony mag. covered Samuel Jackson and Tonya Richardson. They received a lot of complaints about that because of how he treated her and how she tolerated it. Longevity doesn't always mean happiness. Some couples just figure out a way to remain together. When a wife says 'he comes home to me' there's your story. There are plenty of stories in Hollywood about Denzel. He has tried to be respectful of his wife. I'll give him that.

  10. Denzel in the morning : Jesus please help me kill many white people as violently as possible
    " the equalizer." Jesus help me make equalizer 2 for double revenge of black against white. Thank you Jesus. Peace

  11. I saw a man seated next to him at t awards but ppl say NO but.
    A pastor for a dad but you kiss other woman?
    Cleanliness is next to
    Godliness.
    T LORD LIVETH
    T LORD LIVETH

  12. I am not buying this.Because most women are hypergamous.I wonder would she still have been with him if he lost all his finances.

  13. https://youtu.be/yF_W-GpDaMA. My trip to heaven. Yes I saw those aborted babies in heaven. And 19 other people including my daughter Susan Kathleen. Www.44DaysInHeaven.com. 44 days of radiation for aggressive Stage 2 prostate cancer. The Lord healed me.

  14. The "Bible" is a book of fictitious fairy tales, Jesus is a man-made invention, there is STILL NO KNOWN BURIAL LOCATION OF ANY SINGLE BIBLICAL CHARACTER EVER MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE!!!! NOT ONE!!!!!! THERE ARE GRAVE SITES IN SUMERIA, AFRICA, ASIA, AND ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH SPECIFIC NAMES AND DATES THAT ARE FAR OLDER THAN THE EXISTENCE OF ANY BIBLICAL CHARACTER OF EVEN THE TIME-LINE OF THE STORIES ORIGINS, YET NOT ONE PERSON MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE HAS A KNOWN GRAVE SITE!!!!! ARE PEOPLE REALLY SO STUPID AS TO FALL FOR THIS BULLSHIT???……..YEP!

  15. Perhaps African Americans should look into history a little bit closer, they were actually sold by their own people in Africa. We did not steal them from their motherland they were sold to scumbags who had many destinations including the United States. Furthermore the only people that did have slaves where wealthy not the majority of the nation as people would like to believe! my ancestors, the Irish, were very much slaves as well….

  16. Its not easy not cheating in hollywood with all those groupies and other women in the business you have to keep God first.

  17. Thank you for sharing such a honest and down to earth perspective of marriage. It is a honor to hear and see from such a power couple. Yes the "Word of God" is the answer to all life's circumstances, we must feed our mind and spirit daily with it's truths. Keep being an example, and continue to receive God's Blessings, Denzel and Pauletta – we need to know that marriages of all levels are still strong and standing. May your union grow daily with love, joy and peace!

  18. Omg.. dc.. denzel.. and they warmin up neandertal lookin cars with daughters/pets.. to build up a energy to attack.
    When they see u or pictures..

  19. Denzel is a fine actor, but before that he is a fine soul who seeks GOD first, in his personal integrity, his commitment to his marriage, and in his charitable works for the glory of God. Check out his honest, straightforward inspirational, motivational addresses. He brings this personal integrity to his home life, and in his public life as an example to all of us as beloved children of our Father, God.

  20. In one of Denzel's motivational addresses to a graduating college class he tells of his mother who told him to place his bed slippers far under the bed before he went to bed at night, Why? So that in the morning his first act would find himself on his knees.And before he found his slippers ,on his knees, to PRAY to GOD. This is the root act of genuine humility.

  21. The title is click bate. What you don't know about Denzil's marriage is EVERYTHING. They have been married for dacades and have raised children that are successful in their own right. That is all anyone needs to know about Mr. Washington's marriage.

  22. Hi edagdwg love this video God at work ever married couple has some problem just keep it to yourself not the world God bless them linda j ☮️ a fan

  23. Put it to you like this. A man is gonna be a man. Panties drop without coersion everyday for Denzel, MRS Pauletta knows that. I'm saying that, may have "HIT"his attractive women co Stars. But he is IN Love with his wife. She will ALWAYS be Number 1. When a man reaches GODlike status like him, Paulletta knows she is Number one. It's like she is 3 courses ,breakfast , lunch and dinner, and midrats (for my naval readers), them other(with respect) bitches are just SNACKS. Thats IF Denzel allegedly gets his SNACK on.

  24. Denzel offends Hollyweird bc of his conservative values. Denzel has a name brand which represents excellence both professionally and in life. Hollyweirds job is to kill anything Black which pushes positive energy. Since the original Birth of a Nation movie, Hollyweird has promoted propaganda. Via propaganda a certain ethnic group have controlled the narrative . Fortunately for many of us we are now beginning to wake to realize such an agenda exists. Hollyweird works with the Govmt and in turn the Govmt works with Hollyweird. Sad but true. Denzel is truely a renaissance man. Understanding that to survive as a whole it begin with his beautiful Black women!!!!

  25. Denzel,,,,,,,,,means business only,,,,,,,,,acting,,,,,,hes not trying to mess up his household,,,,stop spreading rumors………hes only acting. ………..

  26. That Dark skinned woman put it on him.. 💪 lol ) just Playing Such a beautiful Couple happy for the both ❤️ them… Keep God first always

  27. I would like to meet a man like Mr. Washington I will be his Queen and he will always be my King…believe Mrs. Washington your a beautiful lady your both bless to have each other

  28. the money keeps her there because he did step out on her and she looks old maybe all that he has done to her….well stay together

  29. I know he should be married to ME!!! 👏🏼😁😍🤤😪😢😭 lol 🤣🤣 I wish his wife and Denzel a blessed life Time together 🙏🏼💞👌🏼

  30. What Master does he serve.. Lucifer or Jehovah?.. Because Training Day, Man on Fire, and Out of Time; just to name a few; didn't depict anything about God.. I'M CONFUSED!?.. PLEASE ELABORATE??? AND BTW.. I LOVE DENZEL SO NO OFFENSE TO HIM 🤔🤔🤔

  31. Black women no how to stick with a Black man no matter what.The problem only comes in when he doesn't stay.Denzel chose the best part God and HER and he stayed.

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