Thursday, July 4, 2013
Kerry Washington Marries Nigerian Pro Footballer Nnamdi Asomugha
The star of the TV's "Scandal" married professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha last week in a super-secret ceremony in Hailey, Idaho.
The 36-year-old actress and 31-year-old athlete were married June 24. Washington's parents served as official witnesses, while one of Asomugha's relatives performed the ceremony.
Asomugha is a cornerback with the San Francisco 49ers. He previously played for the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
Besides starring in the ABC political thriller, Washington's other recent credits include the films "Peeples" and "Django Unchained."
According to the newlyweds' marriage certificate, exclusively obtained Wednesday by E! News from Idaho's office of Vital Statistics, Ezenwa Nnamdi Asomugha swapped vows with Kerry Marisa Washington on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho.
A source confirms to E! that they had been dating for a year.
Washington's parents, Earl and Valerie, signed the certificate as witnesses, and the groom's sister, Chisaraokwu Asomugha—a minister in Silver Spring, Md.—officiated.
Congratulations to both the Washington and Asomugha families, coming together in such a romantic, no-one-needs-to-know-but-us fashion!
Nnamdi, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who spent the first 8 seasons of his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders and then the last two with the Philadelphia Eagles, signed with the San Francisco 49ers in April.
Washington's been having a heck of a year, meanwhile, both personally and professionally. The veteran actress scored two NAACP Image Awards for her roles in Scandal and Django Unchained and has been enjoying the fruits that come with major breakout success.