In 1983, Denzel Washington married Pauletta Pearson (now Pauletta Washington), whom he met on the set of the 1977 made-for-television movie “Wilma”. In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating.
Pauletta Pearson Washington (born September 28, 1951) is an actress. In 1970, she was the first black contestant in the Miss North Carolina Pageant, a preliminary to Miss America. She was the 2nd runner-up.
The couple have four children: John David (born July 28, 1984), who signed a football contract with the St. Louis Rams in May 2006 after playing college football at Morehouse; Katia (born November 1987), who is attending Yale University, and twins Olivia and Malcolm (named in honor of Malcolm X -born April 10, 1991).
Peep the photos below of Denzel, Pauletta, and their children on vacation in Portofino, Italy!
Peep the video of Denzel and Pauletta discussing why they decided to get involved with “the Bible Experience,” one of the fastest-selling audio Bibles in the country.