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Wow! Denzel Washington Proposed To His Wife Three Times Before She Said ‘Yes’



If anybody knows anything about persistence, it’s Denzel Washington.

During the 2 Guns premiere, Denzel told Access Hollywood that his wife, Pauletta, turned down his marriage proposal not once, but … TWICE. “Why was it twice … Why would I have to ask again,” the actor asked his wife standing nearby.

“Because I said no,” Pauletta playfully responded.

“She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice,” Washington shared.

Persistence obviously paid off because on the third proposal, Pauletta accepted, and the happy couple have now been married 30 years.

Denzel is starring alongside Mark Wahlberg in their new flick 2 Guns, out August 2. The Oscar winner is also set to star in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

Denzel’s Broadway performance will preview in March.

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