Ever since Kerry Washington got secret-married to former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha back in 2013, there have been near-constant whispers that their relationship has been traveling down a not-so-secret road to a divorce. Since the “Kerry Washington marriage SCANDAL!” rumor is clearly never going to die, Kerry Washington decided to talk about it. Sort of.
Kerry got into her personal life during a lecture called The New Rules of Social Stardom at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX on Sunday (via UsWeekly) after an audience member asked her about the interest in celebrities and social media. According to Kerry, social media is great if you want to prove the haters wrong. Like if you’re Kim Kardashian, you throw up some videos that make it look like you totally spend time with your kids. However, Kerry wants you to know she’s not about sharing her life with strangers, and therefore you’ll never see her denying that she’s getting a divorce on Twitter.
“If I don’t talk about my personal life, it means I don’t talk about my personal life. That means not only did I not tell you when I was getting married, it also means if somebody has rumors about what’s going on in my marriage, I don’t refute them, because I don’t talk about my personal life.”
Kerry takes the “personal” part of her personal life very seriously. She also kept the birth of their 1-year-old daughter, Isabelle, a secret. So who knows? Maybe she’s already divorced, and we’ll only hear about it when she makes the dreams of Scandal fanfiction writers come true by getting secret-married to President Grant. But really, Kerry is smart. Why take precious time out of your busy schedule to talk about your relationship when you could let the Blind Items do the work for you?