In this image released by NBC, Denzel Washington accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award  at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta have been Black love goals for decades – but rumors are swirling that their relationship may not be so picture perfect.

Sources claim Denzel and Pauletta are almost ready to call it quits. Once source says the 33-year union is a “show marriage” that is “on its last legs.” Another insider says Denzel has “been caught stepping out several times,” The Jasmine Brand reports.

The 61-year-old star and his 66-year-old wife have four adult children together and built a legacy as a couple. Just earlier this year, Denzel and Pauletta threw a lavish party with entertainment’s heavy hitters to raise money for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

FILE - In a Sunday Jan. 13, 2013 file photo, actor Denzel Washington, right, and his daughter Olivia Washington arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Olivia Washington, one of Denzel Washington’s four children, has spent the spring od 2015 playing the shy and damaged Laura in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” in a 199-seat theater in New York. Unlike so many other aspiring actresses, she’s not relying on her famous dad. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Let’s hope that Denzel and Pauletta Washington can work things out, for the sake of inspirational Black love if nothing else.


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