Denzel & Pauletta Washington: Their 35-Year-Old Love Story

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington and his wife, actress Pauletta have been married for 35 years, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Thirty-five years in any marriage is an accomplishment, but doing it while being big Hollywood stars is nearly like seeing a unicorn trotting down the street.

Although it hasn’t always been an easy road for the couple, thanks to awkward first dates, rejected proposals, and Hollywood divorce rumors, they’ve managed to make their marriage much stronger, while also raising four successful kids. Here’s a look back down memory lane at some of their love through the ages