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Kerry Washington surprises fans with revelation about her children

The Little Fires Everywhere star is notoriously private about her family life

Hanna Fillingham

While Kerry Washington is known for being incredibly private about her family, the Scandal actress surprised her fans after making a revelation about the number of children she has. During an interview with Craig Melvin on the Today Show about American Son in 2018, the actress corrected him when he stated that she had two children. "I am a mother of three," the Little Fires Everywhere star said. Kerry shares Isabelle, born in 2014, and Caleb, born in 2016, with Nnamdi Asomugha. At the time, viewers wondered whether the actress had given birth to another baby secretly, but it is far more likely that she was referring to her stepdaughter, Nnamdi's daughter from a previous relationship.

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Kerry Washington revealed that she has three children

Kerry and Nnamdi tied the knot in 2013, and that year the actress opened up about her decision to keep her private life out of the spotlight during an interview with Glamour. "I'm walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I'm going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold." While Kerry doesn't talk about her children, the star did reveal in 2017 that during season six of Scandal, she was constantly hiding her baby bump behind objects such as bags and plant pots, ahead of her son's birth. Talking on Good Morning America, she said: "You could play a really fun game for the first five episodes of season six – find the bump. Because we shot five episodes before I gave birth and the rest of them are after."

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The actress directed and starred in American Son

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While Kerry doesn't talk about her family, she is more than happy to discuss her work – and for good reason. The actress' film, American Son, which she directed and starred in, has had a spike in viewers following the devastating death of George Floyd in May, and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests which have followed. As a result, Kerry is set to take part in a live question and answer session on Thursday, as the cast of the Netflix film invite viewers to watch along with them. Taking to Instagram to share the news, Kerry posted a picture of the movie's cover photo, which read: "Live tweet American Son. June 11th 5-7pm PST. Watch American Son on Netflix and tweet along with the cast. Followed by a discussion with Kerry Washington and Kimberle Crenshaw on Instagram Live."

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