Is Denzel Washington Having an Affair with a Younger Woman?

Sugar Daddy Denzel Washington Having AffairDen­zel Wash­ing­ton is sit­ting in some pretty hot water right now. The 58-year-old actor is rumored to have been caught cheat­ing on his wife of 30 years, 62-year-old Pauletta Pear­son. Sev­eral pic­tures of Wash­ing­ton hug­ging and mak­ing out with a younger woman at a party have sup­pos­edly sur­faced, and this new evi­dence of his affair is being shopped around to inter­ested buy­ers. Washington’s peo­ple have been work­ing dili­gently try­ing to shoot down the rumors, insist­ing that their mar­riage is fine and there is no loom­ing divorce or separation.

Wash­ing­ton and Pear­son have one of the longest run­ning mar­riages in Hol­ly­wood, but it might be because his wife knows a thing or two about how to han­dle a man that lands him­self in the mid­dle of a cheat­ing scan­dal all too often. Back in 2003, Wash­ing­ton was accused of hav­ing an affair with his younger Out of Time co-star Sanaa Lathan—she’s 17 years younger than him. Both Wash­ing­ton and Lathan denied that they had any sort of off-screen rela­tion­ship, but Wash­ing­ton still hasn’t been able to shake the rep­u­ta­tion of being a cheater.

We still don’t know for sure if these new affair rumors are true, or if these pic­tures even really exist. Wash­ing­ton and Pear­son were able to come out of the first scan­dal stronger than ever, so we can only hope this blows over the same way. In a recent mag­a­zine inter­view, Pear­son shed some light on how they’ve been able to make it work over the years, despite the hur­dles. “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,” said Pear­son. “That 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.”

What do you think: Is Den­zel Wash­ing­ton inno­cent, or is he just really good at clean­ing up the mess?


“Den­zel Washington’s wife: Why we work,” Miami Her­ald web site;, last accessed July 11, 2013.

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