On June 25th, Denzel and Pauletta Washington celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.  In August’s issue of Ebony, the Washington’s talk intimately about their marriage and how to sustain one under the watchful eye of the media and in the  Hollywood limelight.  During the interview, Paula revealed that Denzel courted her for 6 years! Slow and steady won the race.

The actress/producer, Pauletta,  spoke about how they’ve made the relationship work for 30 years:

“I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part. He has and knows he has that stability in me as his wife. That’s gives him strength, regardless of if he misuses it. I can’t dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly.”

The August 2013 “Black Wealth Issue” is on stands now.

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  • MimiLuvs

    For next year’s “Black Love”, I would like to see “regular” couples on the cover of Ebony and have testimonies from couples about how they managed to get through the “hard times” (whether if its financial issues, communication problems, a death of a child, job loss, mental/physical issues, etc.).
    I’ve tried to send an email suggesting that idea. I don’t know if they receive it.

    • James Jones

      “black love”: when you act very Christian and pose on the cover of magazines and espouse your magical black love. Then the world finds out that you’ve been sticking your tongue down blondies’ throat!!!

      Good ol’ black Christian love!!!!

      Christianity is inherently hypocritical, but black Christians sure take that shit to another level.

    • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

      Wow who said anything about Christianity besides you??
      People including those who love and strive to follow Christ, are not perfect, only Christ himself was without sin but through the transforming power of Christ those who desire to be more like Christ can do so, it is a life long journey, not a sprint.

    • James Jones

      Sin- the concept derived from a story about a snake tricking two naked simpletons in a garden,hence, violating the will of some supernatural dude called Yahweh and incurring his wrath..

      Christ- an idealized superhuman from mythology said to be the product of the immaculate sexual congress between Yahweh and a succulent Jewish virgin.

      Orange Starr- one of the people who find solace in jewish mythology and think they are special becuase they believe it to be factual a.k.a Christians

  • Ann

    Hey, I cannot focus on the downside.

    I see a beautiful black man and a beautiful black woman [celebrating] 30 years of MARRIAGE. We know it has not been a bed of roses, but they are still trying. So, I congratulate them both and best wishes for many more years to come.

    And yes…that Denzel is still a hunk of burning love. :-)

  • The Other Jess

    I’m sorry, I can’t stand old, ugly Denzel. He’s such a phoney. He’s as much about Black love as George Zimmerman. I always felt his wife was stupid for staying with him since he rarely plays movie roles with women of her complexion besides him. Same with Jada Pinkett.

    • Ann

      I’m sorry, I can’t stand old, ugly Denzel. — lol! That really made me laugh.