John David Washington arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Former American football player John David Washington, 34, is now an actor like his famous father, Denzel Washington. But the young man is also very proud of the achievements of his mother, Pauletta. In a television interview, he reframed a journalist who described him only as the son of Denzel Washington. 

“And Pauletta Washington,” said John David, adding,.. “She was earning more money than him before their marriage, she worked on Broadway and she paid for everything during their first appointment This is a classical pianist who studied at Julliard is a great artist and I learned a lot from her: my father taught me to hunt, my mother taught me to love. ”


January 7, 2018 – Beverly Hills, California, United States: Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington arriving at the 75th Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times/Polaris) © PHOTO NEWS / PICTURES NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACTS ! only BELGIUM ! *** local caption *** 06062171
Pauletta Pearson (L) and actor Denzel Washington arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of the film “Unstoppable” in which he plays the lead role, at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles on October 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON