Denzel Washington & Phylicia Rashad have been friends for more than 40 years. Both actors developed their craft in New York City during the 1980s, and the two developed a lifelong bond.
But could their relationship have been more than just a friendship?
Media Take Out confirmed that a Memphis woman named Trinia is claiming to be the secret lovechild of Phylicia and Denzel. The woman – who bears a striking resemblance to Denzel Washington explained that she was conceived during the 1980s – just before the two became international stars.
Trinia says that once she was born, Phylicia’s family decided to hide the pregnancy, and give the baby to an aunt, to raise. Trinia says that she now wants to come clear about her celebrity parents, so that her children can know where they come from.
What do you think about her story?
Denzel is an actor and filmmaker. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured “the concept of classic movie stardom”. Throughout his career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2020, The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.
Phylicia is an actress, singer, and director. She is dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University and best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1992) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She also played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000). She was dubbed “The Mother of the Black Community” at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.