Pauletta Pearson Washington: Denzel Washington’s wife (photos)

May 14, 2010
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Meet Pauletta Pearson Washington, Denzel Washington’s wife who has been married the Oscar-winning actor for 27 years. Keep reading to read more on Pauletta, see photos and video.

Pauletta Pearson Washington

As a biography, Pauletta Pearson Washington was born on September 28, 1950. Her age is 59. At 20, she landed the second place at the Miss North Carolina, and she was the first black contestant in this beauty pageant preliminary to Miss America. She is the sister of actress Rita Pearson. There is no so much information about her life, but I will try to tell you a little more about Denzel Washington’s wife.

Pauletta Pearson or Paulette Washington as she is also known, is an actress/singer/pianist who has some small performances in a few t.v films, she debuted in “Wilma” (1977), then appeared in “Purlie” (1981) playing an unknow character. She also performed in “Beloved” (1988) as one of “the Thirty Women”, “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” as a Teacher and was a recurring character named Terri Angelou in “The Parkers”.

Pauletta Pearson became Denzel Washington’s wife in 1983. She and the actor met in 1977, on the set of her t.v film debut, Wilma. She told Oprah Winfrey that when she saw Denzel thought he was cute, but she felt in love with his spirit, then thought… ‘Hmm, not a bad package”. Pauletta and her husband welcomed their first child, John David on July 28, 1984. Three years later, on November 1987 their daughter Katia was born. And on April 10, 1991, The couple were blessed for third time and twice! They welcomed their twins Olivia and Malcolm (in honor of Malcolm X). Pearson and Washington renewed their wedding vows in South Africa in 1995.

Pauletta and Denzel Washington are a lovely couple, when you see a photo of them you can feel why people think they are one of the strongest couple in Hollywood. They have been married for 27 years! She has talked about the power of prayer in her marriage and on her participation with the Share the Prayer challenge.

See pictures and video of Pauletta Washington and her husband below.

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