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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

Celebrated Hollywood actor Denzel Washington, who produced Chadwick Boseman's last film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, said that he advised the late actor to marry then-girlfriend Simone Taylor Ledward.

Hollywood star Denzel Washington has recalled how he once told late actor Chadwick Boseman to marry Taylor Simone Ledward. The couple married sometime before Chadwick's death in August 2020, four years after he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.

Denzel has produced Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which was the last film Chadwick Boseman worked on. "It's fascinating that nobody knew," Denzel said of Boseman's private battle with cancer in an interview with CBS, reports ew.com.

"Well, credit to him; he kept it to himself. It was nobody's business. He was there to deliver and he delivered. Certain members of his team knew. His wife was there. They weren't even married yet," he shared.

"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, because she kept her eye on him and she watched him. And I'm like, 'Man, she loves that guy.' You know, but I didn't know what we know now," he added.

Chadwick and Taylor had been romantically linked since 2015. They got engaged in October 2019. While announcing his death in August on the late actor's social media accounts, his family confirmed that the couple had secretly married.