Denzel Washington and his Wife, Pauletta Washington’s Marriage has 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 marriage. 
Mr. & Mrs. Washington continue to celebrate their love with class and grace.

On June 25, 1983, Denzel Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma. The couple have four children.
On June 25, 2017, the loving couple will be celebrating 34 years of marriage. 

“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 honeymoonit 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 stop complimenting his better half.
She has done the heavy lifting. She has been the consistent. She has given the daily religious instruction. She was the one taking them to school, while I was out providing.”
“I grew up in athletics, but my wife’s family had a great education. My wife was a child prodigy. I married up! Her family had a love and a closeness that I didn’t have. I came from a broken home and I said I have to have that.”

In 1995, they renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating.
Throughout the years, Pauletta has stood by her husbands side no matter what the rumors or the fact that scores of women were trying to get to her husband. 

“He’s a sex symbol. Everybody’s around him. And when we’re out, they push me over and run me over to get to him. That part is not so cute,” Pauletta tells Ebony.
“He has and knows he has that stability in me as his wife. That gives him strength, regardless of if he misuses it. I can’t dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly.”

It’s a disposable society; get another [spouse].” Pauletta agrees saying, “For me, the ‘love’ in the love story is how you come through the trials. 
The passion, the lust — that’s easy. The Love Story is how you come out in love after hardship.”
Talking about their long-lasting marriage with Oprah Winfrey, Denzel said: People who say they knew if their spouse was the one right away are lying! It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”