​Denzel Washington in St. Barts For New Year’s With Wife

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January 1, 2013
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Denzel Washington is spending his New Year’s Eve and 58th birthday on the beautiful island of St Barts, a Caribbean paradise for the rich and famous. In fact, there are many celebrities who are expected to fly in for a big party that will headline Kings of Leon.

Washington was seen with his wife of 29 years boarding a huge yacht for an afternoon joyride on the ocean before dining at one of St. Barts popular restaurants.

There have been a number of stars seen this winter, including Kate Moss, Russell Simmons, model Stephanie Seymour and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs .

Washington and his wife, who originally met in 1977 and married in 1983, were seen laughing and joking as they walked and did some shopping.

The actor also stopped to sign autographs and to pose for photos with fans.

In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating.

“People who say they knew (if their spouse was the one) right away are lying! It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” he told Oprah Winfrey in 2008 about their long-lasting marriage.

Washington admits time apart with months spent away filming has probably helped their marriage rather than hinder it.

“Hollywood gets a bad rap; it’s just a place with some footprints in cement. I don’t live there, I live in Los Angeles. But it’s probably helped our marriage that we’re apart a lot.,” he said.

Fans who have met Washington say that he’s really down to Earth and has a sense of humor.