Denzel Turns 50

As the sexy Oscar winner hits the mid-century mark, take a look inside his life. By Serena Kappes and Lucy Maher

SOUL MATES

Washington married actress-singer Pauletta Pearson in 1983, six years after the pair met while filming a made-for-TV movie. Like any longtime couple, they've had their ups and downs. "I may give her reasons to leave me, (but) I'll never leave her," Washington has said. "We've been through too much."



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