Damn, we thought she was a life-time swirler…
UPDATE: E! is now confirming that Kerry and Nnamdi are MARRIED!!!
Not exactly a Scandal, but this is certainly a surprise!
Kerry Washington married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho, E! News exclusively confirms.
Because, you know, they were such a high-profile couple…?
Well, according to sports gossip site TerezOwens.com, which was first to get wind of the happy news, Asomugha has been dating Vanity Fair’s August 2013 cover girl since last summer.
The 31-year-old three-time Pro Bowl star played with the Oakland Raiders, who drafted him following his graduation from UC Berkeley in 2003, for eight seasons and the Philadelphia Eagles for two before signing with the 49ers in April. The bookish athlete is no stranger to showbiz, either, having scored acting gigs on The Game, Friday Night Lights and Leverage in recent years.
Like his bride, Asomugha is also a dedicated activist and philanthropist and he has participated in the Clinton Global Initiative every year since 2009.
This is the first marriage for Washington, 36, who went from generally lovely actress to mega-star over the past year thanks to her breakout roles playing not-to-be-messed-with political fixer Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal and Jamie Foxx’s enslaved wife Broomhilda von Shaft in Django Unchained.
Washington broke up with fiancé David Moscow (little Tom Hanks in Big!) in 2007 after several years together. Since then, however, the New York-born actress has kept her private life increasingly on the down-low as her star has steadily risen.
A source confirms to E! News exclusively that the Scandal star is dating San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
His manager Mark Holden, of Zero Gravity Management, is not able to confirm or deny the relationship. Meanwhile, Washington’s rep tells E! News that “we don’t comment on our client’s personal life.”
Over the years, the 36-year-old actress has kept her private life, well, private following her 2007 breakup with fiancé David Moscow, the actor who played the young Tom Hanks in Big.
As for Asomugha, the 31-year-old NFL star played with the Oakland Raiders for eight seasons and the Philadelphia Eagles for two before signing with the 49ers in April. He, too, has a little acting experience under his helmet belt, having appeared on The Game, Friday Night Lights and Leverage.
Both Washington and Asomugha are dedicated activists and philanthropists and they are involved with the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Well we’ll be damned, there must be a foot of snow in Hell. Welcome back Kerry!
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