Kerry Washington says her husband has reminded her where she belongs.
During an appearance on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna Sept. 26, Washington said the revelation came after washington-learns-dad-not-biological-father-rcna117297″ data-ylk=”slk:learning the man who raised her is not her biological father;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “learning the man who raised her is not her biological father.
The first person she told the news to was her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, a pro football player turned actor whom she married in 2013. They share two children together and she is stepmother to his teenage daughter.
“He was the first person that I told after my parents told me, and so I came home and realized that as disorienting as the news was — as confused and adrift as I felt knowing that my family wasn’t who I thought we were — when I saw him, I knew who this family was,” Washington said. “I knew that no matter what I was feeling with my parents, I belonged here.”
The 46-year-old actor is notoriously private about her marriage with Asomugha, but shares intimate details about him and their relationship in her new memoir “Thicker Than Water,” out Tuesday.
Nnamdi Asomugha is a football pro-turned-actor
Asomugha lived a whole life before becoming a Hollywood actor and producer.
He played college football for the California Golden Bears and played in the NFL for 11 years for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco. He hung up his cleats in 2013.
As his football career winded down, Asomugha began appearing as a guest in some TV shows, such as “The Game” in 2008, “Friday Night Lights” in 2009, “Leverage” in 2010 and “Cubed” in 2011. His breakout role, though, came in 2020 with “Sylvie’s Love,” in which he starred alongside Tessa Thompson. The movie earned an