Who is Kerry Washington?
Kerry Washington is an American actress, film producer and director. She is widely recognized for starring as “Olivia Pope” in the ABC drama series “Scandal”. She has also appeared in other movies including “Django Unchained”, “The Last King of Scotland” and “Ray”.
Kerry Washington’s full name is Kerry Marisa Washington. She was born on January 31, 1977, in New York City, New York, United States. She is 45 years old as of August 2022.
Kerry Washington’s parents
Washington is reportedly the only child of her parents – Earl Washington (father) and Valerie Washington (mother). Her father is a real estate broker who is of African American origin, while her mother is a professor and educational consultant from Manhattan, United States. According to reports, Kerry Washington’s mother is from a mixed-race background in Jamaica which makes her partly English, Scottish, and Native American. Through her mother, Kerry Washington is reportedly a cousin of the former U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Kerry Washington’s siblings
According to reports, Kerry Washington is an only child and does not have any direct siblings.
Kerry Washington’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, Kerry Washington is happily married to her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. The couple got married on June 24, 2013, and they have two children together. The actress was previously engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 to March 2007 but the pair reportedly split as a result of unresolved differences.
List of Kerry Washington’s past boyfriends and relationships
Before her marriage to Asomugha, Kerry Washington was romantically linked to a few men including her ex-fiancé Davis Moscow. Here is a list of the men Kerry Washington has dated in the past.
- Kerry Washington was engaged to David Moscow in 2004.
- Kerry Washington dated Lawrence O’Donnell in 2008.
- Kerry Washington and Efraim Grimberg dated in 2008.
- Kerry Washington and Chris Rock secretly dated in 2007, according to reports.
- Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha got married in 2013.
About Kerry Washington and David Moscow’s relationship
David Moscow is Kerry Washington’s ex-fiancé. He is an American actor, producer, and activist. He was born on November 14, 1974, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He is 47 years old as of August 2022.
David Moscow and Kerry Washington met in high school and started dating in 2002. They got engaged in October 2004 and split up in February 2007. According to Kerry Washington, the break-up was mutual and it wasn’t focused on who made mistakes or not but that the relationship simply wasn’t working.
In her words, she said:
When we were planning the wedding, I didn’t feel like picking out a dress. But I didn’t rush things. I let my intuitions guide me instead. We later realized that even though we loved each other on a very profound level, we were doing emotional gymnastics to try to work things out. We thought that instead, maybe we should walk away. Of course, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been painful.
As of August 2022, David Moscow is married to American businesswoman Karen Riotoc Moscow.
About Kerry Washington’s marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerry Washington and her current husband Nnamdi Asomugha got married in 2013 but they didn’t make their relationship public until news broke of their marriage later that year. As of 2022, Kerry Washington and Asomugha have been married for nine years.
When Kerry Washington was dating ex-fiancé David Moscow, their relationship was public and they were often photographed together at events with smiles on their faces. When Washington started dating Nnamdi Asomugha, the actress decided to do something different and keep her relationship more private.
Kerry Washington and Asomugha met way back in 2009 when she was in the play “Race” on Broadway. At that time, Nnamdi Asomugha had gone to see her with a friend of his, and right after the show, the friend introduced them. A few years before they started dating, they got along so well and were extremely careful about not sharing too many details of their relationship. The couple was so keen on escaping the spotlight that they even got married in secret in 2013. There was no press or paparazzi and the couple was able to enjoy themselves without worrying about unnecessary things.
Speaking on why she chose to keep her marriage private, she said:
I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine and I couldn’t just turn around and say “I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff”. So I just thought “Ok, no more”.
As of August 2022, the couple has two children together – Isabelle and Caleb Asomugha who were born in 2014 and 2016 respectively. One interesting about the couple is that they have similar ideals. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, they both share a passion for activism. Kerry Washington supports Cancer prevention and awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, and several human rights campaigns. While Nnamdi is the chairman of the Asomugha Foundation. The organization provides support to widows and orphans in need and also helps college students from California, United States.
About Kerry Washington’s current husband – Nnamdi Asomugha
Nnamdi Asomugha is the current husband of American actress Kerry Washington. He is an American actor, footballer, and former football cornerback. He was born on July 6, 1981, in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. He is 41 years old as of August 2022.
Nnamdi Asomugha was born to Nigerian Igbo parents named Lilian Asomugha (mother) and Godfrey Asomugha (father). He was raised in Los Angeles, California, United States. He attended Leuzinger High school in Lawndale, California, the United States, and Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, the United States before proceeding to Narbonne High school in Harbor City, California, where he played high school basketball and football. He began his professional football career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft. He later emerged as one of the League’s best defensive backs which earned him starting positions in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 pro bowls.
As an actor, Nnamdi Asomugha made his professional acting debut in 2008 on the CW Network sitcom “The Game”. He has also appeared in other movies like Friday Night Lights (2006), Leverage (2008), Fire for Fire (2012), and Double Negative (2013). According to reports, Nnamdi Asomugha is the chairman of the Asomugha Foundation which he founded with his family. The foundation was created to support two programs: Asomugha Colege Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN).
About Kerry Washington and Chris Rock’s relationship
Chris Rock is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker known for his work in comic films, television, and on stage. He was born on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, United States. He is 57 years old as of August 2022.
In 2017, Chris Rock admitted to cheating on his now ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock with three different women describing them as “famous”, “semi-famous” and the last one “a member of the retail class”. The famous woman was rumoured to be Kerry Washington. Chris Rock’s affair with Washington reportedly started in 2007, the same year Kerry called off her engagement to ex-husband David Moscow. They both starred in the 2007 movie “I Think I Love My Wife” and they dated for about six months before Rock’s wife found out. Rock and his wife separated in December 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2016. As of August 2022, Chris Rock is currently in a relationship with American actress and screenwriter Lake Bell.
Kerry Washington’s children
Kerry Washington is the proud mother of two children – a son and a daughter named Caleb and Isabelle Asomugha. She also has an older stepdaughter from her husband’s previous relationship, according to reports. Photos of Kerry Washington’s children are currently scarce in the media.
a.Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha
Kerry Washington’s first child Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha was born on April 21, 2014, in Los Angeles, United States. She is 8 years old as of August 2022.
b. Caleb Kelechi Asomugha
Caleb Kelechi Asomugha is Kerry Washington’s second child. He was born on October 5, 2016, in Los Angeles, United States. He is 5 years old as of August 2022.
Kerry Washington’s stepdaughter
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Kerry Washington is a stepmother to her husband’s 15-year-old daughter from his previous relationship. However, the details of the child are currently scarce in the media.