10:32 AM EDT 11/13/2013
Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:20AM
Walking into the after-party for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig in the wee hours of Nov. 3, Kerry Washington did something shocking: She grabbed the hand of her husband, former 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and held it in public.
For the very private star, who wed in secret this past June after a three-year courtship she'd kept quiet even from friends, it may be out of character. But then again, she has a lot to be happy about at the moment: her loving marriage, her popular TV series, Scandal, and a baby on the way.
"Kerry's in it to win it, and she's winning," her friend Joe Reinstein, who worked with her during Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, on stands Friday. "She deserves everything."
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Olivia Pope may thrive in complicated situations, but Kerry Washington likes to keep it simple.
That's according to a source, who attended the Scandal star's top-secret wedding to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, 32, last month in Idaho.
"Everything was held at one of Kerry's friend's houses," the source tells PEOPLE. "They flew a few people out on this little private plane. The house was beautiful."
As for the ceremony, which took place outdoors on the property, "It was small, just family and close friends," says the attendee. "They said their own vows, people stayed at the house. It was really simple and sweet."
Originally posted 07/04/2013 01:30PM
Before he married Kerry Washington on June 24, Nnamdi Asomugha was a name known primarily to football fans.
But tying the knot with the Scandal star, 36, will surely thrust the athlete, 31, into the spotlight.
Here are three things to know about Asomugha's life on and off the football field:
Originally posted 07/03/2013 05:30PM
Kerry Washington's real life took an unexpected twist.
The Scandal star, 36, and San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha, 31, are married, according to a copy of their marriage license obtained by PEOPLE.
The extremely under-the-radar pair said "I do" on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho. Witnesses were listed as her parents.
The couple began to date last summer, according to sports gossip site Terez Owens, which first reported the news that caught many by surprise.
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