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Sanaa Lathan: Denzel Washington’s Reported Mistress Resurfaces In New Rumors

Sanaa Lathan: Denzel Washington's Reported Mistress Resurfaces In New Rumors

Sanaa Lathan and Denzel Washington have a complicated history, and the reported mistress of the 58-year-old actor has now resurfaced in new infidelity rumors.

Rumors have circulated this week that Denzel cheated on his wife of 30 years, Pauletta, kissing a woman he met at a house party. The strain on the relationship comes just after Denzel and Pauletta appeared on the cover of Ebony magazine together, but now has grown so bad that they reportedly spent their 30th anniversary apart.

The rumors have recalled another reported instance of infidelity. Sanaa Lathan and Denzel Washington appeared together in the movie Out of Time, and reports said they two grew to be more than friends. Despite the alleged affair, Denzel was able to squirm his way out of trouble.

“[His wife] confronted him, and once again he denied he did anything wrong,” a source told Star.

Sanaa Lathan stuck to the same story, saying she and Denzel were co-stars and nothing more.

“(The rumor) got started because the movie had a love scene with Denzel, and people took that and translated it to real life,” Sanaa said in 2006. “They said I was pregnant with Denzel’s child, and people were calling my mother, saying I’m having his baby. It’s frustrating. People are going to talk no matter what.”

For Denzel, the Sanaa Lathan situation could provide a blueprint for the current struggles. Pauletta has been firm in her support of Denzel in the past, saying she accepts the good times along with the bad.

“I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part,” she told Ebony.

Pauletta adds: “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.”

With rumors of the Sanaa Lathan affair fresh in mind, Denzel again denies that he cheated on his wife.

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33 Responses to “Sanaa Lathan: Denzel Washington’s Reported Mistress Resurfaces In New Rumors”

  1. Tonya Lovinglife Webb

    Denzel and Sanaa need to be together if they love each other. This has obviously been going on for some years now. He shouldn't continue to stay in that marriage if he's miserable because he's also making his wife Pauletta miserable as well. Just get out of it already! geeeeez……

  2. Jimmy Wilson

    I went to school with Denzel's son Malcolm who is currently at Penn University. We played basketball together in high school and I've been to his house and met and talked to Denzel plenty of times. I think it's wise for people like you to just shut up since you don't know the man or his family seeing how you're clearly relying on these so called "sources" as viable info.

  3. Adeen Danica Mckenzie

    I hope this isn't true. I like both Denzel and Sanaa.

  4. Michael Anthony

    Black women for years have been telling me Denzel sleeps with all his supporting actresses. But honestly look at Sanaa, can you blame him?

  5. Steffen Jobbs

    They're both well-known celebrities and they can do whatever their genitals are telling them to do. I hope they are enjoying themselves because that's what life is all about. Sex and money and plenty of both.

  6. Anonymous

    Sanaa if he cheated on his wife he'll cheat on you. Buyer beware!

  7. Dasani Met

    Sorry, don't believe the rumors one bit. Maybe they flirted, it happens. But I doubt they he ever cheated on his wife with her. And why is Sanaa still single? She's beautiful, get a man and start a family. That will eventually silence the rumors.

  8. Marilyn Williams

    truer words have never been spoken; if he has that little respect for a woman who has given of herself, given him children, stood by his side for all these years, then your chances of him not cheating on you are nowhere to be found. The first time a man is able, or made, to leave his wife, is the hardest. After that, his respect for himself is gone and he will never settle down again – woman after woman after woman.

  9. Marcus Ford

    It's not a secret that Denzel slipped in the past, but that was ages ago. Don't believe these silly rumors.

  10. Shantia Mims

    Wow, I never heard these rumors before. I always thought Denzel and Pauletta were pretty solid. However, this does not surprise me about Sanaa. Both she and her bestfriend, Gabrielle Union, have no problem breaking up marriages. After hearing this I am happy Omar Epps chose Keisha (his wife) over Sanaa.

  11. Anna Audrey Heath

    Marilyn Williams,

    Spot on. I have no use or respect for any man who cheats on his wife. There's also something to be said about women who are flattered by or give in to the attentions of any married man. I have such contempt for any woman who'll flirt with or have an affair with a married man. I don't care how awful his marriage is supposedly is.

  12. Martin G. Conde

    Well, I am not saying the sorry is true, but, if is true, Mr. Washington I hope Mo'Nique gets hold of you and beat your ass but good!!!!

  13. Tonya Lovinglife Webb

    IMO…Just because you've been to his house and met him a few times don't mean you know him or what he does in his personal life behind closed doors. Even Pauletta insinuated according to the article that he misuses her. READ IT! You are naive like most people. I'm not saying it's true or untrue but this rumor involving him and Sanaa has been floating around for the last 10 or so years, when you were a kid obviously. He's hurting his image, his wife & his family with this type of drama buzzing. I'm willing to bet there is some validity to it! I'm still a FAN tho!

  14. James Owens

    Denzel, split the money and all assets down the middle, get your divorce and leave on a much friendlier basis than you will if you continue with the assertions that you are not cheating. Your career is not marred that much, and as a society we forgive, even when things aren't our personal business. You'll be ok Denzel, so will Pauletta. Be friendlier, don't go out like a politician.

  15. Anonymous

    When human beings truly do evolve, we'll come to understand that it's our feelings of insecurity, jealousy and fear that are the problem, not our nature. We'll allow those we love to have intimate relationships with others besides ourselves. They'll be no more so-called "cheating". It's monogamy that's the REAL cheating. The cheating of ourselves and our true nature.

  16. Dewuan Jefferson

    You do realize that the media is completely making this up to sell stories right? They probably believe that Will Smith is actually gay too. lol

  17. Anonymous

    Seems like when a successful black man is married to a successful black woman, the media wants it to break up. Well, it appears that way.

  18. Colin Layne

    Well Denzel Washington has a new movie that's coming out. Hollywood executives *could* be drumming up some publicity, hype, and spice for his film. Just sayin…

  19. Colin Lane

    I agree. He has a new film coming out soon. A lil promotion and publicity never hurt.

  20. Starr Laustrup-Silva

    Been there, my ex-husband swore and swore on his life that he wasn't cheating, when I finally woke-up and caught them I was shocked how ugly she was and why he threw everything away for that.

  21. Fano Boss

    lisab_0105 is mentally insane and violent not a good reason ?

  22. A Charming Experience

    Why are you all talking as though he cheated and is in a relationship with someone else. Did you even read their words? He AND his wife are together! End of story.

  23. Cie Be

    Denzel Nooooo, not you, oh well hopefully this too shall pass!

  24. Clifford Ruan

    Now I have to say I believe the Will Smith thing. He may not be gay. But he's definitely bisexual. Him and Jada have been playing with other couples for years. That's no secret. He's even admitted it.

  25. Al Mckenzie

    Black women will spread those rumors because they are bitter black women nothing more. Did those women spreading the rumors sleep with him ?

  26. Al Mckenzie

    Clifford Ruan Dude if you touch or let a man touch your shlong you are gay period.

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