Why Kerry Washington Keeps Her Kids Hidden

Why Kerry Washington Keeps Her Kids Hidden

Scandal actress, Kerry Washington, has always been private about her personal but this doesn’t mean the mother of three does not get tempted to upload their pictures to social media.

The 42-year-old actress in a recent interview explained that she makes a conscious effort not to share too many details about her family with the public. According to Washington, whenever she takes nice pictures or videos of her three kids and feels tempted to post them online, she sends it to her therapist or parents instead. Then tells them “My kids are so cute and I don’t want to post about them, so look how cute they are.”

Kerry Washington and husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, former NFL cornerback, have three children (daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha). Nnamdi also has a 13-year-old daughter from his previous relationship which they both parent.



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While the famous actress has over 5 million followers on Instagram, she has a different private Instagram account just for her close family and friends. Kerry says that she posts her children on this account instead and often gets parenting feedback. Like most celebrities, Kerry Washington uses her public Instagram account for the promotion of her movies, interviews, collaborations with designers and activism. On this platform, there are numerous pictures of herself, her co-stars and even her pet but she chooses not to post her kids on it.


Before she gained huge fame from the Scandal series that placed her name on the lips of everyone, she made certain decisions about privacy, Washington shared during an interview. She also admitted that one of the reasons she kept her personal life private was because she wanted to enhance the roles of her characters in the eyes of her audience. “I liked people being able to suspend disbelief and believe that I am other people,” Kerry explained.

She also decided not to share much about her personal life to the press because she’d had experiences when she shared details of her personal life and didn’t like it. As Scandal became more successful, she admitted that keeping her life private became more challenging but she still tries to find ways to achieve it. The actress’s goal to keep her kids out of the public eye was diligently done hence when she eventually revealed she was a mother of three, fans were surprised.


Washington has been able to tie her activism to motherhood with her recent Netflix movie ‘American Son’. The movie is based on herBroadway play also titled American Son. The movie is about a mother who is united with her estranged husband while they await news of their teenage son in a police station. The movie throws light on police brutality and racism. Kerry explains that the existence of these elements in real life also makes her worry about her own children.

‘And when I think about it as a mom, I think about how mothers feel, like that fear of having a black child and not knowing if they’re going to be OK in the middle of the night,’ she explained.


Washington has recently found a new love of art behind the camera.  It was recently announced that she will direct multiple episodes of HBO’s Insecure, coming spring 2020.





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