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Denzel Washington Told Chadwick Boseman To 'Put a Ring On' Taylor Simone Ledward's Finger

Denzel Washington Told Chadwick Boseman To 'Put a Ring On' Taylor Simone Ledward's Finger

Denzel Washington is opening up about one of the more important lessons he passed on to the late Chadwick Boseman before his passing this year.

In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Denzel, 65, opened up about working with Chadwick on his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and recalled telling Chadwick to marry Taylor Simone Ledward before someone else did.

While filming the movie, Chadwick and Taylor were only dating, but Denzel noted how well she was caring for Chadwick on the set.

“It’s fascinating that nobody knew,” Denzel shared about Chadwick‘s private battle with colon cancer. “Well, credit to him; he kept it to himself. It was nobody’s business. He was there to deliver and he delivered.”

He went on, saying that “Certain members of his team knew. His wife was there. They weren’t even married yet, and I used to watch how she took care of him, and I actually said to him, I said, ‘Man, you know, you need to put a ring on that finger,’ cause she kept her eye on him and she watched him.”

Denzel adds, “And I’m like, ‘Man, she loves that guy.’ You know, but I didn’t know what we know now.”

Chadwick and Taylor were married in a private ceremony earlier in the year and not a lot of people knew he was married until news of his passing shocked fans.

If you didn’t know, Denzel actually paid for Chadwick to attend acting school.

It was just recently reported that Taylor is still entitled to Chadwick‘s estate, despite not being in his will at the time of his death. Get the details here…

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