WATCH: Omari Hardwick Credits Denzel Washington and Wife Pauletta With Giving Him A Place To Stay When Homeless


Power actor,  Omari Hardwick, credits Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta Washington with giving him a place to stay before he made it in Hollywood.

hqdefaultDuring a sit down with “The Real’s” Loni Love, Hardwick speaks candidly about his hardships before making it big. As a substitute teacher and football coach, as luck would have it, Hardwick became a mentor to Denzel Washington’s son John David. From there, Hardwick was able to form a relationship with the Academy Award winner and his wife Pauletta who are members of West Angeles Church.

“They perfectly and appropriately didn’t help me out,” the 41 year old said. “They gave me shelter when I didn’t have a place to stay or whatever but they sort of allowed me to be close enough to the family so I sort of transitioned into getting an agent…the whole thing…doing all these odd jobs.”

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