To be married to someone for nearly four decades there has to be some kind of secret, right?
According to Denzel Washington, who met his wife Pauletta on the set of a TV movie in 1977, “There is no secret to the perfect marriage.”
The award-winning actor Denzel Washington is an icon in Hollywood.
Born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 28, 1954, he’s also a doting dad to four children whom he shares with his wife of nearly four decades, Pauletta.
To Denzel, his children and wife mean everything, but his childhood was far from the family life he’s enjoying now.
“My parents were like night and day. She’s urban, raised in Harlem. My father was just this spirit-filled man until the day he died, a country boy raised on a farm in Virginia,” Denzel shared.
Denzel, a devout Christian, has also revealed the ”secrets” to make his long marriage work.
“Everybody has their ups and downs; we’ve had ours. It’s hard work, you know. But we made a commitment. A spiritual foundation helps everything – marriage, work, peace of mind.”
Denzel and Pauletta first crossed paths in 1977 on the set of Wilma.
“The first movie I ever did — TV movie — was about Wilma Rudolph and I played Wilma Rudolph’s boyfriend,” the celebrated actor said on Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2018. “Pauletta was one of the track stars,” he said. “I met her then, but I didn’t meet her then. I saw her then.”