Finding a marriage that operates in Hollywood can sometimes be an enormous task. Cheating, separation, and divorce instances have been on the rise — one scandal after another. But Denzel Washington and his actress spouse Pauletta are a real inspiration, having been together for 36 years.
When asked about what makes his marriage work and what he loves most about his wife, Denzel lovingly said: “There’s too many things! What pops into my head: security, food, a beautiful home. The difference between a house and a home, it’s a big difference. You can buy a house, but that doesn’t make it a home – and not to say a man can’t make a home a home, but my wife has made our house a home, and raised these beautiful kids [John David,33, Katia, 30, twins Olivia and Malcolm, 27] and protected them and sacrificed for them, she did the heavy lifting.”
This marriage has really stuck out over the years and has not only served as one of the longest enduring relationships in Hollywood but has also been one of the most effective weddings in the U.S. black society.
Back in a 2019 interview, Denzel said “There is no secret to the perfect marriage. I have been married 27 years to Pauletta. 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.”