There are few Hollywood romances that have lasted for decades, and Pauletta Pearson and Denzel Washington’s union is one of them. The couple will be celebrating their thirty-ninth wedding anniversary this year, and they’ve been in a relationship for 45 years. Although Denzel had a rough childhood, this also prompted him to become a better father and husband.
We at Bright Side truly appreciate when 2 people commit to each other, and that’s why we’d like to share the love story of Pauletta and Denzel Washington with you.
1. They often tease each other about their first date.
2. Pauletta turned down Denzel’s proposal…twice.
When Pauletta was eventually ready to tie the knot, the 2 Hollywood stars got married in 1983. Their wedding reception held a few surprises as well, as the newlyweds were so busy entertaining their guests that they ran out of food by the time they sat down to eat. To appease their hunger, they went to get an early breakfast at a local diner.
3. They made sure to still appreciate each other’s company while building a family.
After being married for 12 years and building a family together, the pair renewed their vows in 1995 during a romantic ceremony in South Africa.
4. Denzel became the father he never had.
Despite his own difficult childhood, Denzel and his wife, Pauletta, made sure to raise their children in a happy, stable home. “My children are good people. They are not perfect but they are generous and humble and kind. My wife did that.”
5. Their children are following in their footsteps.
6. “My wife has made our house a home…she did the heavy lifting.”
And Denzel has always made sure throughout the years to give Pauletta credit where it was due. “My wife has made our house a home, and raised these beautiful kids, and protected them and sacrificed for them. She did the heavy lifting.”
How long have you been together with your partner? Do you have any other tips for how to make a relationship last?