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Kerry Washington Secretly Marries Nigerian-American NFL Player Nnamdi Asomugha

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Congratulations! It looks like Kerry Washington is going to have some Nigerian-American babies! According to People Magazine – who obtained the couple’s marriage certificate, the 36 year old Scandal  star married  San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ezenwa Nnamdi Asomugha, 31, on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho in the U.S.

Witnesses were listed as her parents.

The couple began to date last summer, according to sports gossip site Terez Owens.

This is the first marriage for both Washington and Asomugha, though Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow from 2004 to 2007.

Several media sites state the rep for Washington had no comment.

We wish the couple the best – Igbo Kwenu!

 

93 Comments

  1. rebellious child

    July 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    lol when there are no more straight fine black men, you must go back to your roots and marry a nigerian. Welcome home kerry , you and alesha are welcome, hope you do a trad too. 🙂

    • ime

      July 4, 2013 at 1:50 am

      Please dont be ridiculous with the “straight fine black men” as to say alot blacks dudes in yankee are homos- in regards to that comment that is the lie that is peddled around by the media esp African women like yourself feed into not knowing it effects your male relatives who are black- Though we are african this type of nonsense comment also effects how many African/Naija men living or born in america are viewed because we are still black. I don’t subscribe to the bad stereotypes of Black women peddled by american media manly, unattractive,loud, FAT, baby mama- because my sisters,mom are black in America. …Side note: I saw a wedding on BN igbo-jewish, were all the commentators were negatively commenting on naija guys saying naija ladies should date oyibo/white guys instead, – that mentality is poisonous

    • Michael O

      July 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Ehh Ime U, I disagree, there is a very little proportion of black men available to black women – the majority are in jail, dead, or gay – that is the harsh honest truth. I saw two Igbo Jewish weddings one was a jewish guy the other had a jewish girl. The idea that it was because of scarcity Kerry went to Nigeria sounds too far fetched but then again Keri Hilson did that, so maybe black women are subscribing to Diary of a mad black woman?
      http://blogofthegentleman.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-professional-black-women-find-it.html

    • anonymous

      July 4, 2013 at 4:02 am

      ode na only trad???u think the guy even remembers he is ibo?

    • Yankee Gal

      July 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

      He remembers. He does a lot for his home country. Maybe you need to read about him.

    • Michael O

      July 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Yes he does, his dad and mum are Igbo and he says it was his parents strict Igbo training that made him who he is, he also has a non profit where he goes to nigeria to donate to widows and children

    • Ada

      July 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Talk what you don’t know! Anyone who knows Nnamdi and his fam in LA knows they rep
      Igbo hard!!!

    • Shaznay

      July 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      its spelt Igbo, not ibo.

  2. Encore

    July 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Its time to have a Nigerian Wedding!!! Whooo hooo

  3. Bevshine events

    July 4, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Lovely welcome to Nigeria Kerry

    [email protected]

  4. Rayo

    July 4, 2013 at 12:10 am

    wow!! feels great wen i hear good news from Nigerians abroad… Congratulations to ’em

  5. Charlie

    July 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

    am happy

  6. fashionaddict

    July 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

    After, Leila Lopez & Alesha Dixon it’s now Kerry. The suprising trend is that the guys are ibos.

    • wales

      July 4, 2013 at 1:26 am

      true what you said about the guys being Ibos. I was always told that Ibos tend not to marry outside of their culture, but all that is changing now. Congrats to them!

    • rebellious child

      July 4, 2013 at 3:22 am

      who lied to you, igbo men will marry anyone, cuz as long as they are concerned the children will be igbo since they are. Igbos are so opened more than any other tribe to marrying outside, i even plan to marry an igbo..lol and am not 100% igbo, just25, but its good to look beyond their tribes and see that these men are great educated hardworking nigerian men, who knows how to love their women and value them. Let stop being tribalistic..

    • anonymous

      July 4, 2013 at 4:02 am

      those ones are either born and bred outside or have lived there for a long time…there’s not rule that anyone has to marry of their culture. it’s a human race!

    • hmm

      July 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      LOL…from my observation as a Nigerian that is the biggest lie…if there is one cultural group that i have observed marries out a lot, both the men and women it is the Igbos…

    • Ostracized

      July 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Life is so funny, in that our observations differ. Lol
      From my own experience in naija, Ibos hardly marry outside their culture. But then, my observation is based on my surroundings 😀

    • Nini

      July 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Igbo women marry outside their ethnic group especially when they are approaching a certain age. Igbo men, not so much.

    • Amaka

      July 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      lmaoooooooooooo! dey no go leave them for us??? dis ppl too chook eye o

  7. chichi

    July 4, 2013 at 12:25 am

    my one and only olivia..yay..congrats and nnamdi is a cutie

  8. ms lala

    July 4, 2013 at 12:41 am

    omg…am popping moet right now…i love and live for kerry…omg am soo happy..yaaaaaaaaaay we can claim her oooo!!!!

  9. D-Black

    July 4, 2013 at 1:02 am

    lol @ igbo kwenu

  10. nikky

    July 4, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Yeah Olivia Pope married a naija brother.

  11. Cynthia

    July 4, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Woooow madam scandal, one of my best series, u come even marry my people, Ahhh, loving this.

  12. nene

    July 4, 2013 at 2:05 am

    keri hilson is hoping to mary serge ibaka. AFRICAN AMERICAN over BLACK AMERICAN any day.

    • Titi

      July 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Is the term ‘black American’ still in use?!! I think not…….

    • Davon

      July 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Yes “African-Americans” claim they do not want to be called African because they are “different” they asked that people call them “BLACK” (like that is an identity) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/05/black-or-african-american_n_1255679.html

    • nene

      July 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      that’s the point. the black americans call themselves african americans when they don’t even behave or have the same cultures as us..heck, some don’t even like africans. me, i don’t call them african americans.

    • CHI

      July 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      @ Davon, who are they?!! I live in the US and I haven’t heard anyone use that term in years. they are called African Americans even officially.

    • Yanky Gal

      July 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

      We don’t know what to call ourselves. We’ve been here for 100s of years yet we have our own distinct culture that is probably a mixture of African and American. I just call us black.

    • kvladu

      August 16, 2015 at 4:37 am

      The majority of Black Americans do not identify with Africans nor do they wish to be. They have their own culture and only evolve from Africa.

  13. FAR

    July 4, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Our boys are not smiling at all o!!! LOLL!!!

    iamfar.com

  14. CMK

    July 4, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Congrats to Kerry Washington (ms. Olivia) and wish the couple a happy married life. I did a happy dance when I heard that she married a naija brotha. A brotha with a solid pomkem igbo name (I’m proud of such moments) 🙂

  15. wiklo

    July 4, 2013 at 5:23 am

    He sucked as a player for us @ Philadelphia Eagles but he is an all round nice/courteous fella off the field…congrats to them both!

  16. OnPoint

    July 4, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Congrats bruv! Love her…! Heard Kenya Moore is dating one of Alakija’s sons? I hope he knows wat he’s doing cos Kenya is vile!

    • Eve

      July 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Girl give me the scoop! Twirl to that 🙂

    • Michael O

      July 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Hope she won’t twirl on his bank account

    • aj

      July 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      for real? who dash her?

    • Purpleicious Babe

      July 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      opari ….gone with the wind fabulous kenya moore… so thats the oil tycoon she is dating…
      hmm like others am twirling.. lol.

    • Purpleicious Babe

      July 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      all I can say is: he loves smiling… awwwww..cute.
      i guess that one of the traits i like in dudes…

  17. billionaire in grace

    July 4, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I don’t the smile of the dude

  18. Sir Farouk

    July 4, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations to them, wish them a happy marriage

  19. Berry Dakara

    July 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Ah, our in-law, Keke!

    :p

    berrydakara.blogspot.com

  20. XTY

    July 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

    cngrts 2 d couple,ve alwyz luvd kerry
    nd nw she is our Sista in-law……..lol!!!

  21. G'IYAZ

    July 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Oh yeah yeah!!! Wonderful! Bring this black Americans to their home! Their home is 9JA!! IT shows in their BLOOD!!! OLUWA OSHE!!

    • aj

      July 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      for real? who dash her?

  22. Priscy

    July 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Congrats to them…would have loved to see her in our trad outfit

  23. Bella

    July 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I was having a bad day… till I read me some of dis good news, ah I am so happy, love love Kerry and at 36 to bag a 31 year old HOTTIE, you did good sha, congrats to you both and a very happy married life osheee.. I am sure the babies will be supoer cute and IT IS POSSIBLE TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL LIFE PRIVATE if you want to that is. Well done, love me some Ms Olivia Pope, she is a true beauty in and out. Love the way she carries herself! She hot as well, did y’ll see her in Django!*wink*

  24. Product of public Education

    July 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Koko toh badt! Alesha occupied and now Kerry 🙁 ok o! Let me move to Ciara since she’s out let me move in.

  25. aleesha

    July 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Ah Kerry our wife! .. nnoo oh Mrs Kerry Asomugha. hehehe…

    wish the couple a lifetime of bliss.

  26. comment awaiting moderation

    July 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    No one dish her about the age gap!

  27. Babious

    July 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    wow!niceeee

  28. [email protected]

    July 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful,Beautiful, loving it when I hear Nigerians doing beautiful things all over the globe…my vision..”We shall rule the world in Jesus name”

  29. tessy

    July 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    THEY ARE ALL IBO GUYS , IBO MEN LIVING IN DIASPORA!

  30. pabaibintu

    July 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Åt 36yr all i aero vete is beautiful, lovely, pretty but if it was our naija star she will be call oldmamma or ashawo. Congrat to the couple and wish them the best

  31. ime

    July 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    @Michael O- PLS stop feeding into that garbage you do realize that some Blogs/Gossip sites are peddling around rumors Questioning Nnamdi’s sexu.ality, unclaimed children- which to THEM would make more sense being he is a black-athlete thats what Black American Media want and expect regardless of the fact he’s an outstanding character . Like I said those stereotypes of being bad fathers,dead, jail or gay. Effects ALL BLACK MEN- African or African American. As you can see on social medias alot of people are unhappy with her choice they don’t even care he is Educated, charismatic- He being black to them is bad for her. NNamdi is a role model for all black dudes

  32. Toyin

    July 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Congrats!!! Nnamdi is a great guy and love how he gives back to the community. Kerry is also beautiful. A lot of igbo men marry outside. I know an igbo family here in cali, where three brothers married outside, one married a persian woman, the other married spanish and the last married african american. I’m in for love but love to see black marriages and African America n connecting to the motherland. Nia long is next. I w ad rooting for sanaa lathan and adewale ogunleye but they broke up:-(

  33. Keke-na-Pepe

    July 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Chai! This will add enough ginger to my enjoying season 3 of Scandal well well. Congratulobia!!!

  34. Appreciate

    July 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Ibo guys r very accomodating. There’s no limitation 2 where they can marry from as long as money, love or fame is involved.

    • slice

      July 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Lol at money love or fame

    • jane

      July 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      I would like to congratulate you on your display of ignorance..perpertrating false stereotypes! we work hard for our money so wetin consain you..please do yourself a favour and take several seats \- \-\-

  35. Naveah

    July 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    It’s good that it is an American born and raised Naija boy she dey marry because I don’t see a Naija-Naija man being comfortable with all that screwing she does as Olive Pope and the nudity in Django. It is part of her job but some dudes might not be okay with the entire nation seing what he’s working with at night.

    • lily

      July 6, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      truly naija

  36. likita

    July 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    @ appreciate-u are very funny ooo,lol.I kinda agree with u tho cos same goes for d women too(esp d igbo actresses).even tho,dey are usually “money thirsty”,I like deir ambitious and free spirited nature

  37. dami

    July 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I knew whoever Kenya Moore was dating is Nigerian. She’s full of herself.

  38. Sarah Adebayo

    July 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations! wishing them all the best.. I have 5 sons all Born here, My wish for them is to marry African women, Nigerian the most, but , I cant force love. One son is a physician in the U.S Army, one just returned from London with a banking background, one is a lawyer and the two others are in college. I can’t force them to marry who I want, so the only advice i always give my boys.. whoever is your wife.. I don’t need anything from her, but, just Respect… the fullest like the African way.. Let them bring whom they want, as long, they are descent, from good families, respectful and caring.. that’s all what counts. Wishing Kerry and Nmadi all the best. many women now, want to marry African men, because they are hardworking, respectful, stick to their african culture and heritage, and are strong and good looking.. like my husband of 30 years.!! laughing all the way to the bedroom

    • Chei

      July 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      oh you are so nice. I wish i have mom in law like you someday. You are so nice Sarah

    • kvladu

      August 16, 2015 at 5:02 am

      It’s a good idea for Africans to marry within their own ethnicity. It would also be great if they practice staying in their own country and fixing their problems there instead of migrating in droves to the western world.

  39. NNENNE

    July 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Welcome our wife!
    Now, you must remember the main secret to the success of the Igbos is our stable marriages.
    Wish you guys everlasting bliss.

  40. Busy Sade

    July 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Hmmm how Igbo is this so called Igbo boy? Has he not been living in America since , I beg the boy na American. If na bad thing him do everybody for don dey deny am. I beg American girl married to American boy end of story, which akin welcome home them they live for Najia?

    • lily

      July 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      he is still a naija even if he was bred in america,the igbo blood still runs in his veins

  41. 'Tope

    July 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I’m so happy for ’em. I don’t know if it’s just me but there’s something about the guy’s features that makes me think of Naeto C. Still love me some Kerry Washington and I wish them a Happy Married Life.

  42. mujer casada

    July 7, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I love love love Kerri but I dunno. The only good thing might be that these our kids are raised like Americans so they may not have the preferences their fathers have. That is what will keep the marriage going. Does Kerri know Ma can come in any day? Does she know that you have cousins unexplained, per extended family lives we live in Nigeria? Does she know that people shall call you with their tales of the unknown and you will be obliged most of the time to respond? Like I said, you may not have this problem because you are American bred and buttered so those folks back home no know you. Best of luck to Olivia. Was hoping she’d hook up for real with the presido because their attraction is how do I say it…. So real you can touch it!!!

  43. sassy

    July 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Humm, lets see how long it last. Typical celeb wedding.

  44. Chei

    July 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Igbo guys are in demand, i am glad they are not stuck with their tradition of marry nothing but Igbo women – the world has changed now. We are non igbos and we like them too, Dont be greedy ok, just share.

    I need to find me a nice igbo hunk, preferably from Anambra State or Enugu. I am non nigerian but dont worry i know all the customs, i have it down pact.

    Kerry took me by surprised cos EVERYBODY knows she loved ONLY WHITE MEN, i never ever seen her date a black man, She always dated WHITE MEN. I am shocked but good for her if she finally found love. To me Kerry looks East African (eg Kenya) so its a good think she came home

    ps: add Nia Long long to the list of AA marrying igbos. They not married yet but you know what i mean. Nia has always known to love african men as Well as actress TAmala Jones. So watch out, maybe next will be Tamala. Everybody knows Akata men aint worth a pot to piss in. Yes i said it , we live here with them and we know their characters, They aint shyt, worthless & useless.

  45. Titi

    July 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Akata is a Akata is Akata. I lived in USA for 13yrs and dont knwo ONE with good character, they are all mentally fcked up with screwed up morals. They can be good for a minute but give them lil time for their true colors to come out.

    What you see on the reality shows is not STEREOTYPE, It is very true, Most of them i know are like that, even the most educated, the most christ like etc etc.

    There is a new reality show called PReachers Wives – watch that show and you will be shocked and think , so is this a preachers wife? Ghetto as hell. Yes they are not only preachers wife, They are AKATA..

    • Jennifer

      July 11, 2013 at 12:37 am

      There are immoral people from every background. Let us not judge others… especially from stereotypical representations from reality (scripted) television programs. Negative experiences with individuals should not cloud your perception of all African-Americans. I’m happy for Kerry and Nnamdi. Love is a beautiful thing. If they found love, we should celebrate it. God bless their marriage.

    • Agatha

      July 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      So is everything seen in Nigerian movies true of all Nigerians? That would be scary. How did these Akata get to the Western side of the world anyway? Being ridiculed and insulted because you no longer share the same culture with the people who sold you into slavering ridiculous to day the least. How can you be in church Sunday morning praising almighty God and by sundown you are working juju on your own family member? Let the man with no sin cast the first stone. In case you haven’t noticed God is not asleep and no bad deed goes unpunished.

  46. chiquita

    July 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Please why would Bella Naija just copy and paste news…there’s not even a picture of them together anywhere, and this dude is hardly Nigerian, may have Nigerian parents, but I bet you he’s never been to Nigeria before. So please people, he’s not your igbo brother and he’s not bringing Kerry home .I don’t even believe they are married until I see some evidence.

    • Ada

      July 13, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Please he identifies as a Nigerian born in Yankee aka “American-born Nigerian”, and has been to his villa (Umuahia) several times! dont talk what you dont know! His bro sef is married to a Naija lady!
      Nnamdi is a great guy and I hear off screen Kerry W is also a lovely lady.

  47. Lara

    July 9, 2013 at 3:44 am

    This is cute! I love Keri! Buuuut as prejudice as this may sound….i prefer when people marry within there own cultures. Nigeria and Nigerian weddings are my favorite. But thats just my opinion 🙂

  48. People will always hate - ITK

    July 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    HML Kerry W. 🙂

  49. Ify O

    July 10, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Hahaha…Bella, I like the Igbo kwenu touch right thurr. Kerry nwanne, you made a great choice! Nnamdi comes from very good stock and he is well in touch with his Nigerian roots. I pray their marriage lasts. Congratulations!!!

    • Amaka

      July 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      lmaoooooooooooo! dey no go leave them for us??? dis ppl too chook eye o

    • Amaka

      July 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Well if their marriage doesnt last i am very available and I will treat him like a real igbo wife 🙂

  50. ami

    July 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    i’d definitely marry him, the guy fine oh

  51. Maungo

    July 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    these two are going to make cute babies 🙂

  52. Agatha

    July 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Kerry Washington is not African American. She is Afro Caribbean. Her mother is Jamaican.

  53. erons

    July 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    hope he has a prenup!

  54. Onyenemekam Jean-Phillipe

    October 18, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Last time I checked IGBO was an ethnicity and not a nationality. I am 100% IGBO equally 100% Francais (Franco-Igbo)….My younger brother is equally 100% IGBO but he is an American IGBO…donc voila quoi!
    Vive Ala Igbo, Vive la France, Vive nos frères juifs!

  55. kvladu

    August 16, 2015 at 4:57 am

    It is a turn off to Black America for Africans to try to “claim” them. The majority of Black Americans do not identify with Africans nor do they wish to be. They have their own culture and have only part genetics evolving from Africa. Kerry Washington is a beautiful Black American (as most are) and her mother is part Jamaican. It is wonderful for her and her career that she married within her culture, since Nnamdi was actually raised in American culture, and not in the third world.

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