6 Things You Didn’t Know about Kerry Washington and her Husband Nnamdi Asomugha

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Kerry Washington is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars right now, and it’s because of her insane talent at portraying Olivia Pope on the hit ABC series Scandal. Her fashion sense, her beauty and her stellar acting abilities have quickly shot her to fame, and the news of her marriage and pregnancy in 2013 made her even more famous. It’s also made her husband more famous than ever. Nnamdi Asomugha is a player in the NFL (currently for the San Francisco 49ers) and he’s good at what he does. He wasn’t, however, a nationally known name until he married the gorgeous actress and became a father. Funnily, we still don’t know much about Kerry Washington’s husband and baby daddy or the marriage of the two. Here are some things you might not know about Kerry Washington’s husband and/or their marriage.

They’re Secretive

Kerry Washington has been famous for a few years now after making a name for herself in the movie Django Unchained and landing the role of Olivia Pope in Scandal. However, she does manage to keep her private life very private, and so does her husband. Asomugha is just as private as his wife when it comes to his personal life. He’s not one interested in splashing personal details of his romantic life all over the internet or news. Washington and her husband wed in June 2013 after dating nearly a year, and no one knew anything about the wedding. In fact, the couple wed in Idaho of all places. Their wedding was not a big, splashy affair. In fact, most of the world didn’t even know the couple wed until after their wedding was over. And no one knew they were planning on getting married in Idaho when they did.

He’s Educated

Some football stars don’t make it all the way through college. Some do, and some don’t. Asomughha, however, is one of the ones who did go through to finish out his college degree despite his talent on the football field and his affinity for the sport. He’s played now for more than a decade, but he’s also obtained a degree that he can always fall back on in case of injury or a loss of relevance or talent. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree. His degree is in corporate finance, which just goes to show that he’s even more intelligent than people tend to give athletes credit for.

He’s an Actor, Too

Though his wife is the one famous for her acting abilities, Asomugha isn’t a stranger to the big screen or television. He’s been in both a movie and several television shows. In fact, he starred in a movie called Fire with Fire with none other than Bruce Willis. He’s also appeared in shows on television such as The Game, Funny or Die and Friday Night Lights. He’s yet to appear in anything that stars his wife, but that doesn’t mean that his wife’s bosses might not one day make a decision to throw a little additional love interest in the mix for Washington and her character on the show. Scandal is already the hottest show on television, so why not make it just a little bit hotter by adding the main character’s husband?

She Wasn’t Pregnant at the Wedding

There are many people who speculate that the Scandal star was pregnant and decided to quickly marry her NFL player boyfriend to hide the fact that she was pregnant before marriage. And while there are many details we just don’t know, it seems that mathematically speaking it’s just not possible that she was pregnant at her wedding. Let’s do some basic math right now. The average pregnancy is 40 weeks. Doctors calculate the pregnancy timeline starting on the first day of a woman’s last period, even though she’s not actually pregnant at that time. She’s not even able to get pregnant until about two weeks after that date. If you count 40 weeks from the date of Washington’s wedding to the day she gave birth, she would have been 43 weeks pregnant when she gave birth. Now, we don’t know if she gave birth before, on or after her due date. What we do know, however, is that no doctor will allow a woman to go past 42 weeks pregnant – and many won’t even allow that. So based on the math, she wasn’t pregnant when she got married. However, she did become pregnant very quickly after her wedding! Honeymoon baby, perhaps?

Asomugha is Philanthrophic

The NFL player is not just a good-looking guy with a famous wife and lovely daughter, he’s also a good person. He has founded a foundation called the Asomugha Foundation, and it has two major programs that focus on the things the football star finds most important. One is Orphans and Widows in Need and the other is the College Tour for Scholars. For women and children in need, the football star and famous husband provides food, shelter, job training, literacy programs and medicine to children who have been orphaned and women who have been widowed. He also provides scholarships to these women and children. These are primarily women who have suffered the hands of abuse in Nigeria – which is the nation of his descent.

He’s a Good Football Player

He was a first round draft pick in the 2003 NFL draft (31st overall pick that season). He played for the University of Southern California, Berkeley before that. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. His first two seasons saw more bench than play time, but he began starting in 2005. He was made the highest paid defensive back in the history of the NFL in the 2009 season when the Raiders signed him on a 3-year deal in which the first two years were guaranteed at $28.5 million with the third year optional by the team, and it would result in an average salary of the top five quarterbacks in the game if they chose to resign him. He began playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. He announced he would retire in December 2013.

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