Pauletta Washington was born Pauletta Pearson on September 28, 1950, in the United States of America. She holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. In the same way, she has one sibling Rita Pearson who is also an actress. There is no information regarding her childhood days and family backgrounds. Also, there is no any information regarding her education.
Moving on to her personal life, Pauletta Washington is a married woman and has four children. Since 1983, she has been married to her longtime boyfriend Denzel Washington. The couple exchanged vows on June 25, 1983, and shares four children; Katia Washington, John David Washington, and twins Malcolm Washington, and Olivia Washington.
The couple first met on the set of the TV film, Wilma and started dating. According to Pauletta, her husband Denzel proposed her three times before their marriage, as she said no at first.
Similarly, their first child a son John David was born in 1984; their second child was born in 1986. Likewise, the couple welcomed twins; Olivia and Malcom in 1991. Similarly, they renewed their vows in 1995, during a romantic trip in South Africa.
In fact, all four of their children are following their parents’ footsteps and pusuing their career in Hollywood. Their son John David is a former football player with the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions, whereas her daughter is a graduate from the Yale University.
“I don’t know if it’s show business that has a monopoly on divorce, it’s just that you hear about it,” explained Denzel. “I just think that you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It’s a commitment. It’s not all the honeymoon, it doesn’t last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you’re good friends first, that might help!”
Denzel Washington can’t stop complimenting his wife when speaking about her on a recent episode of the T.D. Jakes Show.
“She has done the heavy lifting. She has been the consistent one. She has given the daily religious instruction. She was the one taking them to school, while I was out providing.”
Likewise, the couple has completed 35 years of their successful marital relationship. They celebrated their 35th anniversary in June 2018.
Regarding her glinting career, Pauletta Washington performed her first movie Philadelphia in 1993. Likewise, she has appeared in the movies such as Antwone Fisher, Happily EverAfter: Fairy Tales for Every Child. While, her husband made his screen dbut in the 1977 made-for-television film, Wilma. His major break came when Pauletta Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC’s TV hospital drama St. Elsewhere.
Pauletta Washington’s net worth is expected to be around $100 million, as her husband has the net worth is $220 million. As she was briefly involved in her movie career, there is not much details regarding her salary.
Whereas, her husband has earned the salary around $60-$80 million from his successful career. Likewise, Denzel has won three Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Awards, a Screen Guild Award, and MTV Movie & TV Awards.