Kerry Washington Marries Football Player Nnamdi Asomugha

Scandal star went way under the radar to tie the knot with the San Francisco 49ers cornerback

By Natalie Finn Jul 03, 2013 8:33 PMTags
Nnamdi Asomugha, Kerry WashingtonImeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, Jason Kempin/WireImage

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 GameFriday 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.

Asked in May about her latest film, the ensemble comedy Peeples, Washington told Essence: "I think the message of this film is to really be yourself and to love other people for who they really are."

Sounds like winning advice to us!

But otherwise, she has given zero clues as to what she's been up to in the romance department.

She tweeted Tuesday: "Ok. Logging off! See u in a few weeks! SO excited 4 all u UK #Gladiators about 2 experience Season 2! Spread the word! July 4th @More4Tweets."

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua and Claudia Rosenbaum

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