Denzel Washington Officiates Wedding At 2017 Oscars

Award winning actor and director, Denzel Washington, added wedding officiant to his robust theatrical portfolio, during the 2017 Oscars. A hilarious bit, perfectly executed by host Jimmy Kimmel, included a group of unsuspecting tourists that casually paraded down the front row of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles during the show, including a star-struck engaged couple from Chicago. Washington, sitting front row, alongside wife Pauletta and Oscar winner Viola Davis, was the center of attention when Kimmel asked the Chicago native who her favorite actor was, as her fiancé snapped up close and personal photos of the seated celebs. She replied, “that man right there,” pointing to Washington, who smiled cheerily, and approached the beaming couple. The women then mentions that her and [Gary], her fiancé, we’re engaged, and getting married July 18. Kimmel then asks, “Denzel would you be the best man at their wedding?”  To everyones surprise Washington approaches the couple just a few short feet away, grabs the mic from Kimmel, pulls the couple together, and says “I now pronounce you husband and wife, kiss the bride.”

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