Denzel Washington's wife, Pauletta Washington revealed that she turned down the actor's proposal twice before marrying him.
The 58-year-old Oscar-winning actor and Pauletta, 62, have been married for 30 years and have four children together.
During an interview with Access Hollywood on the red carpet of Denzel's new movie, Two Guns, Pauletta was asked if the report that she turned down Denzel's two marriage proposals before accepting the third was true.
She replied, "Yes!"
"Twice!" Denzel corrected. "It was three times?"
Pauletta then recalled the history of how the couple became husband and wife.
"It was three times. I know with age sometimes things [go], the mind," Pauletta teased her husband.
"Why was it twice? Why would I have to ask again?" Denzel said.
"Because I said no," Pauletta told him.
"You heard it here first," Denzel said. "She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice."
"That's true. I turned you down twice and the third time we did it," said Pauletta, without explaining what he did right that last time.
The couple married in 1983 and renewed their wedding vows in 1995. The ceremony was held in South Africa, officiated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
In May, the couple attended their son Malcolm's graduation from college at the University of Pennsylvania. Malcolm seems to be following in his father's footsteps graduating with a degree in film studies.
The couple also has a 29-year-old son, John, who is now a professional football player, a daughter Katia, 25, and Malcolm's twin sister, Olivia.
Pauletta and Denzel recently faced divorce rumors after the actor was spotted with a blonde woman at a house party in Malibu.
Pauletta recently spoke about the ups-and-downs of her marriage in Ebony magazine.
"I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part. He has and knows he has stability in me as his wife. That's what gives him strength, regardless if he misuses it. I can't dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly," she said.