Most hollywood marriages have a short life span.
Many couples are usually on the chopping blocks within two years. There’s just something about stardom and relationships that just don’t mix in Hollywood. But actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Pearson have beaten the odds and have made their marriage work for 31 years.
Washington said the key to their successful marriage is that he takes advantage of any ‘opportunities’ in between his heavy work schedule. The 57 year-old recently sat down with Entertainmentwise to talk about his new film ‘Safe House’ and he revealed he works hard on his relationship.
“We are going out for dinner tonight,” Washington told the website. “I don’t call it a date, after 31 years it’s not a date it’s an opportunity. She’s out shopping now, my work is just work. I take my work seriously but I don’t take myself too seriously.”
Washington also revealed he became bored with acting for a while.
“I went through a phase where I was sick of acting,” Washington said. “I was tired I didn’t really want to do it anymore, I was bored with it. Then I tried to direct a movie and I was like shoot, let’s get back here, it made me appreciate acting.”
Washington’s acting career spans 40 years with two Academy awards under his belt.
“I don’t know how many more opportunities to make movies I will get,” Washington said. “I don’t want to look back and think man I just floated through that one or I just did that one for the money. I want to be able to say that I worked as hard as I could and did the best work I could.”