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 Sports

Headed to rehab, Yankees’ Sabathia to miss playoffs


Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.

in Sports

Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin


Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage sealed his fate.

in Sports

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity


The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Daisy drives Oliver


You've heard of "Driving Miss Daisy." Well, this is a little different.

in Music

Rob Zombie launches haunted house


The rocker says people should expect to be "offended or scared or horrified or disgusted."