'Scandal' Star Kerry Washington Marries San Francisco 49er Nnamdi Asomugha: Five Things About New Husband


Kerry Washington is a married woman!

The "Scandal" actress, 36, tied the knot with San Francisco 49er Cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha late last month, according to US Weekly The newlyweds got hitched under the radar in Hailey, Idaho, with Asomugha's sister, Chisaraokwu, having officiated and Washington parents, Earl and Valerie, as witnesses. Records show that the couple filed a marriage license on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho.

"It has been recorded in the Blaine County clerk's office that Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington have been married on the 24th of June in the town of Hailey, Idaho," the clerk's office told US in a statement.

The couple have been dating since summer 2012 though they have been very low key about their romance. Washington, who was previously engaged to actor, David Moscow before splitting in 2007 after several years, gave no substantial hint that she was getting hitched. But, over the years, she has gotten more in tune with her wants and needs. "Turning 30 was a time when I thought, 'Wait a second. How much of my life really reflects who I am and who I want to be?'" the Vanity Fair cover girl told the New York Post after her engagement ended with Moscow. "I've learned more about myself since leaving that relationship."

She also said that the "important thing is to not be afraid of making decisions that are right for her." Washington, who is currently on hiatus from her hit ABC show, had tweeted that she was heading out on a vacation on June 19.

A rep for Washington declined to comment on the nupital news, according to PopSugar.   

With such surprise news, details are scarce about her new husband. According to US Weekly, his parents hail from Nigeria though he was born in Lafeyette, LA. and raised in Southern California, where he played football and basketball at L.A.'s Narbonne High School. Later, he attended and played for University of California, Berkeley, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in corporate finance.

He is also an actor, having starred in a minor role on "The Game" in 2008 before landing a role in "Friday Night Lights" for their season four premiere. He also appeared in "Fire with Fire," appearing alongside Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson.

The football star also has a big heart, showing that as chairman for the Asomugha Foundation, where he tirelessly works to provide food, shelter and scholarships to widows and orphans who were abused and victimized in Nigeria.

On a more personal tip, Asomugha has a rare form of color blindness called deuteranomaly. "It was determined when I was about 7 years old," he said to ESPN magazine in 2009. "It's never really affected my play on the field - I can easily distinguish between white and dark colors."

And the NFL player was a first-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2003. He stayed with them until 2010 before playing with the Philadelphia Eagles and then, San Francisco in April.     

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