Denzel Washington’s secret to his 35-year marriage: ‘I do what I’m told and keep my mouth shut’

Ismail Akwei July 25, 2018
Pharrell Williams stopped to chat with Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta.

American actor Denzel Washington has been married to Pauletta for 35 years and still going strong. Their long marriage is a rare occurrence among Hollywood stars who are always in the limelight about failed relationships and divorces.

But how did Denzel sustain his marriage for over three decades?

“I do what I’m told. I keep my mouth shut,” he told People magazine.

He revealed some more:

“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,” Denzel told People.

He also couldn’t resist giving his wife more credit as he praised his wife’s cooking, especially her curry chicken.

Now you know how the successful people do it. It’s your turn.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: July 25, 2018


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