Denzel and Pauletta Washington have been married 28 years, but it was not love at first sight. The pair met on the set of the 1977 film Wilma and began to see one another romantically a year later. Marrying and having children five years later, the couple has been tremendously happy and successful.
The difference between this long-lasting pair is that they do more than just stay together. They love one another deeply and thrive. Pauletta has related that jealousy has no place in her relationship. Although many women have fawned over her husband, he comes home to her and that is what she values.
Denzel loves her confidence. It is her certainty in herself and her trust in him that keeps him enchanted by her. He compares love to a race, saying that it is a marathon and not a sprint. They are both spiritually committed to each other and share a deep Christian faith that keeps them united.