PHOTOS: Denzel Washington And Wife, Pauletta Celebrate 29 Years Wedding Anniversary
With the latest drive-thru concept in Hollywood, Denzel Washington and wife, Pauletta are indeed old school breed, and bet they are happy one.
The 57 year-old actor and his wife, 62, looked as in love as ever during their holiday in Portofino, Italy.
The couple, who have been married for 29 years and together since 1977, were laughing and joking as they chatted to locals and fellow holidaymakers in the Luguria fishing village.
With their four children all grown up and Denzel’s decision to tone down his busy acting career, the pair are now reveling in their quality time together.
Their eldest son John, 28, is an American football player for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, while daughter Katia, 24, graduated from Yales in 2010.
Their twins Olivia and Malcolm, 21, are both thought to be at university as well.
Denzel and Pauletta met in 1977 while the actor was filming his first TV role in Wilma and went on to marry in 1983.
In 1995, they renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating.
Talking about their long-lasting marriage with Oprah Winfrey in 2008, Denzel said: ‘People who say they knew (if their spouse was the one) right away are lying! It’s a marathon, not a sprint.’
He admits time apart with months spent away filming has probably helped their marriage rather than hinder it.
He explained: ‘Hollywood gets a bad rap; it’s just a place with some footprints in cement. I don’t live there, I live in Los Angeles. But it’s probably helped our marriage that we’re apart a lot.’
Thanks guys for showing the world Hollywood is not just about scripts and Wannabes.