Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson have been married for 40 years. The actors met in 1977 when they made their debut in the film 'Wilma' and reportedly hit it off immediately and above all forged a deep friendship. Before they were sweethearts they were great friends. And that is the secret of their long relationship. They married in 1983 and have honoured their vows ever since. On one occasion, the Oscar winner jokingly confessed to People magazine that all he has to do is what his wife says and keep his mouth shut.