Earlier this summer (June 24th to be exact), Kerry Washington shocked fans and did the unthinkable–secretly jumped the broom! The 36-year-old actress (who was engaged to actor David Moscow from 2004 to 2007) decided that this time around, she’d not only quietly wed the NFL player (Nnamdi Asomugha), but that she’d continue to refrain from discussing her private–until now. In the October issue of GLAMOUR, ‘Scandal’s‘ leading lady finally chats about her marriage and explains why she’s adamant about keeping her love life out of the public’s view. Check out a few excerpts from the interview.
GLAMOUR: OK, so relationships. In interview after interview, you always use the same phrase: “I don’t talk about my personal life.” I’m curious about the discipline that it requires to be so tight-lipped.
KW: 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 [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when
Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow]. But 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.
GLAMOUR: You even managed to get married in June without anyone knowing.
KW: Absolutely! I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.
GLAMOUR: It must have been satisfying to pull off a wedding with no press around.
KW: [Laughs.] I don’t want to sound smug about it…but the point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.
Ladies and gents for that matter, do you agree with Kerry’s need to be UBER private about her wedding and marriage? And if you were in her position, would you keep your love life off limits for us common folk?