Hollywood Icon is mourning the death of his mom. Lennis Washington, she died in June at age 97.
Denzel Washington Shares Heartfelt Message While Remembering His Late Mother on Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’
During a two-part interview with Stephen Colbert's on Wednesday night─Denzel Washington reflected on the recent loss of his mother: "She went home."
Washington admitted that he didn’t cry during his late mother’s funeral but quipped to Colbert that perhaps he “saved it up” for the late-night host.
“She didn’t get cheated. Nor did my brother or sister,” the actor said after Colbert remarked that it’s a “great blessing to have your mother so long.”
Denzel continues. “A mother is a son’s first true love,” he said. “A son, especially that first son, is a mother’s last true love. … I’m getting choked up.” After a brief pause, the revered star of stage and screen continued by connecting this statement to what he’s witnessed between his wife Pauletta and eldest son John David Washington.