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Denzel and Pauletta Washington’s Son Responds In Best Way To Reporter Who Ignored His Mom’s Achievements ️❤️

John David Washington, 34, star of BlacKkKlansman, was having none of it when a TODAY reporter mentioned only his father, Denzel Washington, during an interview.

“She was earning more money than he was before they got married,” Washington said about his mother, Pauletta. “She was on Broadway working and she paid for the first date, paid the bill, paid for the cab ride…she’s a classically-trained pianist, went to Juilliard. She’s a great artist in her own right and I learned a lot from her.”

 

Denzel and Pauletta Washington (née Pearson) married in 1983, more than 35 years ago, and are still going strong today. Denzel has previously referred to Pauletta as the “head of the family.”

 

Members of the Washington family don’t ignore Pauletta and they are making sure the media won’t, either.

The reporter, Craig Melvin, noted his error in a tweet: ”Ha.To be clear. I was a fan John David Washington before our sit down. Am an even bigger fan now. Next time we sit down, I’ll be asking about Mrs. Washington first.”

 

Let this be a lesson to be inclusive in your interview questions, Hollywood!

H/T: Indy100, PageSix

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Written by Mike Walsh

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