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Kerry Washington: Married to Nnamdi Asomugha!

Kerry Washington: Married to Nnamdi Asomugha!

Kerry Washington has tied the knot with her boyfriend of one year, football player Nnamdi Asomugha, according to E! News.

The 36-year-old Scandal actress and the 31-year-old San Francisco 49ers cornerback got married on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho.

Kerry became one of the most buzzed about actresses of the past year with her breakout role as Olivia Pope on Scandal and her turn as an enslaved woman in Django Unchained. Nnamdi was signed to the 49ers in April and previously played for the Oakland Raiders for eight seasons and the Philadelphia Eagles for another two.

Both Kerry and Nnamdi are dedicated activists and philanthropists. He has participated in the Clinton Global Initiative every year since 2009.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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  • O.o

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *falls into deep black hole*

  • WHAT

    Congrats <3

  • sdf

    Woah, she only dated white guys before him. Must have taken a lot of ‘soul searching’ for her to say ‘yes’

  • Helen


    She’ll be back on some white schlong in no time. She knows whats up.

  • Elodieee

    Wow this came out of nowhere! Congrats Kerry, many blessings for a married life.

  • Action Hank

    A Black man marrying a Black Woman? WOW! This IS news… I am SO happy for them. Hopefully this starts a never ending trend in the right direction. Uhuru!

  • YIB

    Congrats to them ! I like her!

  • Toni


  • BloodbuzzOhio

    Vanity Fair cover, marriage…good month for her and we’re only three days. Maybe an Emmy nomination to add to that?

  • RealTalk

    I LOVE that she was able to keep it all under wraps. Proof if celebs wanna keep things low key…they can! *cough*Kartrashian*cough*

    Best wishes to them both! They’re both good looking!

  • whatwhat

    Congratulations Kerry! She married a nice guy.

  • What!!!

    Now this is a surprise! Congratulations to Kerry and her new hubby! I don’t follow the teams in CA so I am not familiar with him.

  • Lowy

    @Helen: Stfu she married a African man, not black American a man with pride and culture

  • Kar

    @SDF: Could it be…wait for it…that she was involved with people she loves and many in the past were white and this one is black. SO WHAT?

  • summerday

    cong you are the best one on scandal i lov my sister keep up the good work ?

  • bree

    So jealous; he’s gorgeous! Lets go 9ers!

  • DarkEmpress

    Wow! Congratulations Ms. Kerry!

  • rose

    Congrats to them ! They make a great couple, are both talented and are both trying to make an actual difference.

  • realist

    Congratulations to my girl Kerry!

  • realist

    Congratulations to them both!

  • Devynn

    …He’s no Fitz but I’m happy for her. lol

  • SunnyAutumn

    Once she went black……..Must’ve been like magic lol.

  • Verity

    Congratulations but I’m more shocked at the fact he’s black. You all know Kerry love a white man!!

  • LooseLipz

    Gorgeous couple….

  • an opinion

    Educated, rich young man. Good luck Kerry.
    Asomugha stayed all four years at University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in corporate finance. Asomugha often cites the important role both his parents education played in his life, citing their doctoral degrees in engineering and pharmacy as motivation for his own studies.

  • LillyB45


    Actually, he is African American. He was born in Louisiana and grew up in California. His parents are from Africa.

  • O.o

    @LillyB45: Do you even know what “African American” means? African American is a term for those descendant of slaves. It is a very specific term that is only meant for those with direct links to ancestors whom were slaves that were shipped to the new world.

  • Gabby

    I hope they make babies soon. They are going to have gorgeous children.

  • tina

    @O.o: Actually the term means someone of African descent who was born in America. It has nothing to do with slaves. So if his parents are African and he is born in the US, he is the definition of African American.

  • O.o

    @tina: No, you are wrong. It means exactly what I explained.
    Someone like Nnamdi would be (for example) Nigerian-American, Ethiopian-American, South African-American etc.
    “African American” is a term that was invented by black American scholars and with the help of Al Sharpton, and is fairly new and was basically a way for black americans descendant of AA slaves to have a more PC term to describe themselves since ‘black ‘colored’ and ‘n_gro’ was considered offensive and/or outdated.
    Not to be rude, but if you spent more time researching and studying and less time on gossip sites commenting, you might actually learn something.
    This info you could have gotten by taking 2 secs to google.

  • Stunning

    Ugh genetic royalty

  • wow

    She is so desperate for an Emmy nomination.

  • ratan

    Congratulations! But wait, what about Django, will he be riding in on a nag with bag full of Em … gifts?

    Read more:

  • SunnyAutumn

    He looks 21 instead of 31. Cute as a button.

  • dch

    @RealTalk: Proof if celebs wanna keep things low key…they can!

    You are so right. Congratulations to them both. I wish them much happiness. Peace.

  • dch

    @Helen: “She’ll be back on some white ******* in no time. She knows whats up.”

    Indeed she does “knows whats up” that is why she married a black man. Thank you.

  • NameNotImportatn

    @sdf: Can you black women stop repeating this blatant LIE!! She dated an African guy for four years in college. How is that only dating white guys. She has been linked to ONE white guy since she’s been famous. Stop trying to get her to lead your ‘please date a white guy cause.’ She loves black men. DEAL WITH IT.

  • Lulani

    @RealTalk: yup tsk tak a Henry cavill and Kaley cuoco. So fake its funny.
    Congrats to anrealcouple who actually value privacy. Paps do not just magically know where people are going to be. They are told. Celebs can have privacy if they want it. I just so happens that mos of them are famewhores who can’t ever have enou attention. They just always want more. The choose places that are either pap handouts or their people tell the paps where they’re going to be.

  • PrairieDreams

    Congrats to them both, absolutely love Kerri!! She’s talented, gorgeous, classy and obviously has her priorities straight. To me, her being able to keep her relationship private shows that she valued her mate so much that she was unwilling to let anything interfere with what they have, as being in the limelight seems to be the downfall of many hollywood couples

  • angela

    @sdf: She did not only date white guys. Even if she did, so what? That doesn’t mean she isn’t interested in other kinds of guys.

    Anyway, congrats to her and them. If she took his last name, she’s got one catchy new name.

  • Clay

    @Action Hank: So funny. This is a good thing.

  • Clay

    @Verity: Why is so much made of it if a black woman loves white men in this country?

  • Clay

    @O.o: <enslaved".

  • S

    Congratulations to you Kerry,
    I have always admired you, you are beautiful, talented and smart.
    Good to see a black women, who isn`t t afraid to be herself.
    No blond wigs, no skin lighthing, just you, beautiful in always.
    And you choose exactly the good husband, an intelligent man,
    with no baby mama drama!
    Your are such an inspiration, and a breath of fresh air.

  • Jasmine


    yes right there with you.

  • Miriam

    Kerry has a ” type’ it is White man, older gemtleman politically active. I am not sure about this person she married. Rumors his parent wanted him to marry Nigerian woman. He has 2 kids from 2 different women. He split with a girlfriend in January 2013. He has been juggling 3 women since January. Not sure if any true but just saying. Hope Kerry ready for all the Nigerian BS coming her way. A cultural awakening. I am not feeling this guy for Kerry.

  • Sharon

    Wendy Williams also said she thought Kerry type was a white man. She not sure if this Nnamdi is best for Kerry. Hopes Kerry has found love. Stay Tuned.

  • Barb

    @an opinion:

    He will need that finance degree to pay for all those children of his.

  • PrairieDreams

    Here’s a beautiful announcement, where a gorgeous, classy lady gets married, and all some ppl can think of is to focus on race and her past dating life?!?! You are such haters, smh