Denzel Washington has spent the last thirty years in an industry that’s known for spitting people out in 30 days. Denzel has managed to win two Oscars and a slew of other awards, and he’s currently on the “lifetime achievement” path. Meaning that if he continues to keep everything locked down, he’s going to spend the next decade winning lifetime achievement awards from every critics’ circle and awards show out there. And throughout it all, Denzel has barely been touched by scandal. Sure, there are rumors that he can be rather unpleasant and grumpy, but there’s never been a real “scandal” or “controversy” associated with him. As I recently found out earlier this year, Denzel even returned to the Pentecostal church, and he’s an avid church-goer and he’s still married to his first wife, Pauletta. This year is their 30-year wedding anniversary.
So, this Radar story took me by surprise. Apparently, there’s a rumor going around that Denzel has been cheating on Pauletta. Damn.
Flight star Denzel Washington has been married for 30 years, but despite a seemingly idyllic relationship with his wife, he is now caught up in a cheating scandal as photographs of Denzel apparently with and kissing another woman are being shopped, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Denzel, 58, and his wife Pauletta, 62, recently did an interview with Ebony magazine giving what what called a “rare portrait” into “one of Hollywood’s longest running couples.”
But several photos that have been shopped to various media outlets appear to show Denzel with another woman and kissing her on the lips, in what appears to be a passionate moment.
Those photos are a stark contrast to what his wife Pauletta recently told Ebony.
“I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part,” Pauletta told the magazine. “He has and knows he has stability in me as his wife. That’s what gives him strength, regardless if he misuses it. I can’t dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly.”
But is Denzel flying with another woman?
Four photographs, seen by Radar and shopped to other media outlets, show him sitting on a couch with a young lady, and then throughout the series of pictures he grabs her arm and pulls her in for a kiss on the lips in one. The woman is not identified and Radar was not able to verify the authenticity of the photographs.
In 2003 rumors floated that Denzel was having an affair with his Out of Time co-star, Sanaa Latham, but she denied the allegations.
There have been other reports and allegations of infidelity regarding the superstar.
“Denzel has always sweet-talked his way out of it,” an insider told Star magazine in their latest issue, which has details of the new cheating scandal.
“She (his wife) confronted him, and once again he denied he did anything wrong,” the source said of Denzel’s latest situation.
However, a rep for Denzel denies that he and Paulette are on the verge of a split or divorce.
I never heard that rumor about Sanaa Lathan! That’s interesting. Are there any other rumors about his alleged cheating? Huh. Now, I guess I could believe that Denzel has gotten some on the side here and there, and the deal he and Pauletta might have is that as long as he doesn’t get seriously involved with his side-pieces, there will be no problem. Thirty years of marriage… that’s a lot of forgiving and forgetting and compromising, and Pauletta is nobody’s fool, you know?
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