"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," Denzel Washington said praising his wife.
Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Pearson Washington have been together for a lifetime now, but things weren't always easy. Reportedly, Pauletta twice turned down Denzel's marriage proposals before she finally wed him and has supported him through his ups and downs. They now lead a peaceful life at their opulent Beverly Hills home.
Fans may look to couples who have successfully maintained their relationships for encouragement at times when marriage and swift divorces are the norm. Washington and his wife have been together for almost 40 years, making them one such couple according to Oprah Daily.
On the set of the television movie Wilma in 1977, Pearson, and Washington, struck up a relationship. In a Valentine's Day interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Washington discussed their first date. More recently, on Live with Kelly and Ryan, he remembered their first encounter.
He described their time spent together on the set as "I met her then, but I didn't meet her then. I then saw her." The Academy Award-winning actor had a lengthy career that saw him rise from the lowest positions to become one of Hollywood's most alluring leading men.
He has had a career spanning more than four decades, appearing in comedies, prestige dramas, and action and crime thrillers. Before winning his first-ever TV role in the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, he started his career in theater, taking on roles off-Broadway. He immediately got to work and started taking on progressively more important tasks after that.
Being a part of the highly acclaimed and successful roles like Frank Lucas in 2007's American Gangster, Carter in The Hurricane, among many more, Washington has received various honors over his career including nominations for Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.
The actor has solidified his status as a success symbol in the industry. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and huge family at his majestic house, which is located in Beverly Hills, California's ultra-exclusive Beverly Park, as per Fancy Pants Homes.
"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, and protected them and sacrificed for them. She did the heavy lifting," Washington said, per PEOPLE.
The actor is proud to be the father of four children - John David, Katia, Malcolm, and Olivia, in addition to having a prosperous job, a lovely home, and a lengthy, happy marriage.
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