Denzel Washington On 33 Years Of Marriage: “I Married Up!”

denzel-loveFor the last 33 years award-winning actor and director Denzel Washington and his wife, actress Pauletta Washington’s marriage has not only served as one of Hollywood’s longest lasting relationships, but has also been one of the most successful marriages in the black community.

It has served as one of the best examples of black love next to President Obama and First Lady Michelle’s romance. No matter how many rumors come year after year trying to shatter the couple’s positive image, they continue to celebrate their love with class and grace.

Here is their story of Black love while sharing wisdom from their journey with us all.

Denzel and Pauletta met in 1977 while the actor was filming his first TV role in Wilma – which she was also starring in.

“I don’t know if it’s show business that has a monopoly on divorce, it’s just that you hear about it,” explained Denzel. “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!”

When speaking about his wife on a recent episode of the T.D. Jakes Show, Denzel can’t…