Denzel Washington’s Wife Turned Down Actor’s Marriage Proposal Twice

The third time was the charm for Denzel Washington when it came to asking his wife to marry him.

Access Hollywood caught up with the actor and wife Pauletta Washington at the premiere of his latest movie, “2 Guns,” where the couple of 30 years dished on how it took the Oscar winner three proposals before she said yes.

“Three times he proposed to you,” Access Hollywood asked Pauletta, 62.

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“Yes,” the actor’s wife told Access.

“Twice!” Denzel interjected. “It was three times?”

“It was three times. I know with age sometimes things [go], the mind,” Pauletta joked with her husband, 58.

Denzel, still unsure about the details, asked, “Why was it twice… Why would I have to ask again?”

“Because I said no,” Pauletta told her husband.

“You heard it here first,” Denzel said. “She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice.”

“That’s true. I turned you down twice and the third time we did it,” Pauletta, who has four children with the actor, added.

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“2 Guns,” which co-stars Mark Wahlberg, opens on August 2.

— Jesse Spero

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