Third time lucky for Washington
Denzel Washington had to propose to his wife Pauletta three times before she said yes, she has revealed.
The couple - who started dating after meeting on the set of his first screen job for TV film Wilma and have four children together - celebrated their 30-year anniversary on June 25.
"It was three times. I know with age sometimes things go (with) the mind," she told Access Hollywood at the New York premiere of his new film 2 Guns.
Denzel joked: "It was three times? Why would I have to ask again?" as Pauletta replied: "Because I said no."
The two-time Oscar-winning actor said: "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."
Pauletta explained: "That's true. I turned you down twice and the third time we did it."
Denzel stars alongside Mark Wahlberg in the action comedy, which is based on the comic series of the same name.