News

Denzel Washington’s wife turned down first two proposals

Denzel Washington’s wife turned down first two proposals

Apparently the third time's the charm for Denzel Washington. Photo: Associated Press

Third time’s the charm for Denzel Washington. The “2 Guns” star had to ask his wife to marry him three times before she said yes.

The “Flight” star has been married to Pauletta, the mother of his four children, for 30 years but was forced to get down on one knee on three separate occasions before she would agree to wed.

Washington himself forgot the two previous refusals and had to be reminded by his wife, who joked that age was getting the better of his memory.

Speaking to Access Hollywood at the premiere of the actor’s latest movie “2 Guns” in New York on Monday, Pauletta declared, “It was three times. I know with age sometimes things (go), the mind.”

Washington added, “Why was it twice?…Why would I have to ask again?” and when informed by his wife that she turned him down twice he added, “You heard it here first. She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice.”

“2 Guns,” which also stars Mark Wahlberg, opens in theaters on Friday.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Maine Woman Who Foiled Abduction Ready for a Fight

The Maine State Museum worker who prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a grandmother with a bum knee. But Sharon Wise says there would've been a ``big fight'' if the assailant hadn't given up.

in Local

Maine’s Jobless Rate Down Slightly in November

UNEMPLOYMENT

Maine's jobless rate dipped slightly last month to 5.7 percent.

in Entertainment, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’

21-overlay4

Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

in Local

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Hiring 715 Workers

GENERIC SHIPYARD LARGE

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says it's in the process of hiring more than 700 workers.

in Local

Thornton Academy Students Sent Home After Phone Threat

TELEPHONE

All saco schools were put on lockdown this morning as a precation in response to a phone threat.

Tweets

  • 24m
  • 5h
  • 5h
  • 6h
  • 24h
  • 28h
  • 28h