By Staff Reporter, Jul 13, 2013 12:34 PM EDT
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The Internet has been buzzing with rumors that Denzel Washington's marriage with his wife of 30 years, Pauletta Pearson, is on the rocks. Star magzine cited an unnamed source that claimed that Pearson moved to New York amidst rumors of Washington's infidelity.
Adding fuel to fire was the fact that, according to Entertainment Wise, photos of Washington kissing a "mystery woman" were supposedly making rounds at media outlet. Despite these rampant claims, Washington told Gossip Cop that reportedly had been "doing the rounds at various media outlets." Despite the rumors, a rep for Washington insists that the actor and his wife are not are not planning to divorce or separate.
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Washington and Pearson recently spoke candidly about their marriage in an interview with Ebony magazine, where they revealed that like any normal couple, they go through their ups and downs.
"I live with this man," said Pearson. "I see the down part. I see the sad part. I see every part. He has and knows he has that stability in me as his wife. That's gives him strength, regardless of if he misuses it. I can't dwell on that. But I do know that gives him a great platform to go and fly."
Back in the day, rumors whirled that Washington had an affair with his "Out of Time" co-star Sanaa Lathan and with infidelity rumors once again maligning the actor, media outlets are taking another look at the actor's alleged former love interest.
Here are three things to know about Sanaa Lathan:
1. First and foremost, the actress has set the record straight that she did not have an affair with Denzel Washington.
"(The rumor) got started because the movie had a love scene with Denzel, and people took that and translated it to real life," the actress told a magazine 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."
2. Sanaa Lathan was born in New York City, went to UC Berkeley for a degree in English and graduated Yale University with a degree in drama.
3. Last year, Sanaa Lathan was caught in another scandal for allegedly having an affair with Kobe Bryant. Lathan tweeted in response to the rumors, "Anybody who pays attention knows I'm not his type... Blank stare. #blackgirlsrock #dontbelievethelies."
"I probably shouldn't have said that because I don't discriminate when it comes to dating," said the actress to Ebony magazine. "I have dated all races and I believe you should be free to do whatever you want. But I was so annoyed because I was having such a great time at the concert and Kobe happen to be standing next to me, and then all of a sudden I was tied to his break-up. That's absurd, and I tweeted that in the moment, and I regret it. But to each its own. It's just funny that if it's written people believe it, and even though I have said I have nothing to do with him, people are still saying when is the baby due?"