Denzel Washington's protective role for Whitney Houston

June 19, 2024 12:14 pm

The late Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington [Source: CNN Entertainment]

Denzel Washington is reflecting on his relationship with the late Whitney Houston.

The pair costarred together in the 1996 film “The Preacher’s Wife” and developed a friendship. Houston died from an accidental drowning in 2012 at age 48.

Washington spoke about the singer and actress during a career retrospective at the recent American Black Film Festival in Miami, according to People magazine.

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The remake of the 1947 film “The Bishop’s Wife” also costarred Courtney Vance.

He said he wasn’t aware at the time of the extent of her problems with substance abuse.