35 Years of People

All-Time Hollywood Couples

Tim & Faith! Posh & Becks! Ashton & Demi! Find out just what makes these married duos beat the odds


When Washington landed his first professional acting gig (in the 1977 TV drama Wilma), he had no idea that the job benefits included meeting his bride-to-be Pauletta Pearson. Now, 28 years and four children later, the Oscar-winning actor reveals his secret to wedded bliss to PEOPLE: "Do what your wife tells you and keep your mouth shut."