By: K. Walker
ClashDaily Associate Editor
Denzel Washington’s marriage is an abnormality in Hollywood.
Recently, the Washingtons celebrated 35 years of wedded bliss — something that is virtually unknown in Hollywood.
He’s on the circuit doing interviews for his upcoming film, he got the usual ‘what’s your secret’ question about it.
Three and a half decades into his marriage, Denzel Washington has learned a few things about what makes his lasting love with wife Pauletta work.
“I do what I’m told. I keep my mouth shut,” Washington, 63, joked to PEOPLE.
When asked what he admired about his wife, Denzel said this about Paulette:
“There’s too many things!” said Washington of what he appreciates most about his better half. “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.”
We have always held Denzel Washington in the highest regard.
But with an interview like that, his stock just went up again.
In a world that’s got so much of living so ass-backward — and particularly in that High-Society Hollywood subculture that he has to live and work in — it’s good to see someone like Denzel stepping up and raising the bar like that.
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