After celebrating their 30-year marriage with a rare portrait of love on the cover of Ebony magazine (above), rumors of Denzel Washington cheating on his wife, Pauletta, circled the 'net. Pictures of the 58-year-old actor allegedly kissing a woman he met at a Malibu house party on the lips have been shopped to multiple media outlets though none have been released. The long-time couple also reportedly spent their 30th anniversary apart.
This wouldn't be the first time Denzel has been accused of infidelity. In 2003, rumors of his affair with Out of Time co-star Sanaa Lathan surfaced, but the actress denied the allegations. A source told Star magazine that Denzel always “sweet-talks his way out of [infidelity]," adding, “[His wife] confronted him, and once again he denied he did anything wrong.”
However, a rep for Denzel says the two are neither divorcing nor separating. Even Pauletta stands firm by her man, telling the mag, "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 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," she adds.
The issue is on newsstands now.–Nina Marrissa (@NinaMarrissa)