Denzel Washington has hotly denied rumours of an impending divorce from Pauletta Washington, his wife of 30-years.
Alleged photos of the the Oscar-winning actor kissing the same mystery woman with whom he reportedly flirted with at a recent house part in Malibu are said to be doing the rounds at various media outlets, prompting stories of an imminent split.
A representative acting on behalf of the 58-year-old has since denied the rumours and insists the couple – who have two children from their three decades of marriage – are not filing for divorce.
“They are not divorcing, not separating,” the rep told Gossip Cop.
Not divorcing: Denzel Washington has denied rumours of a split from wife of 30-years Pauletta Washington (WENN)
However, the couple are understood to have spent their landmark 30th wedding anniversary on June 25 apart, with sources claiming the decision was prompted by their desire to call time on the marriage.
“She moved to New York to contemplate if she’s ready to end the marriage for good,” an insider told Star.
The actor was previously rumoured to have had an affair with stunning actress Sanaa Latham while the pair were filming Out of Time in 2003.
In a recent interview with Ebony magazine, Pauletta, 62, opened up about her lengthy marriage to Washington.
“I live with this man. I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part,” she said. “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.”
The couple married in 1983 while Washington was filming his first movie, Wilma.