Kerry Washington won the hearts of television watchers everywhere with her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal. Currently, she’s starring in American Son on Broadway opposite Steven Pasquale.
She stopped by The Today Show to promote the play when Craig Melvin referred to her as a ‘mother of two.’
Washington quickly corrected him and said:
“I am a mother of three.”
Washington has two children with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha; a son named Caleb Kelechi and a daughter named Isabelle Amarachi. Of course, the response led many to wonder if the star had just announced some huge news right there on The Today Show.
Fans were all over it.
Mother of THREE…..? When did this happen?!? I need answers! pic.twitter.com/FgPKoyaRgG
— Holland Reid (@HollandReid) October 29, 2018
— Kim Huck (@acejordan23) October 29, 2018
The full interview can be seen below.
However, once people began to wonder if she was pregnant, Washington quickly cleared up that she was referring to her 12 year old stepdaughter.
She and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, met during her last stint on Broadway when she was performing in the play Race. Asomugha is a former cornerback for the Oakland Raiders and began a second act as an actor beginning in 2008 with the TV show The Game.
Despite the brief baby excitement, most are just excited to see Washington in American Son.
— Sue Smith (@SueS3) November 3, 2018
I had a dream my friends and I went to broadway & we sneaked into American Son & then Kerry & a whole bunch of other people caught us & so I had to explain why and how we were able to sneak in & I want to cry 😩
All I want to do is go see @AmericanSonPlay & meet @kerrywashington
— Chanel (@___queenchanel) November 3, 2018
— Aiyana Maat (@aiyanamaat) November 3, 2018
ugghhh I wish I could go see Kerry Washington in American Son
— starfire’s wig (@babyphatima) October 31, 2018
Those who have seen it gave it high praise.
I saw @AmericanSonPlay last night. If you can then book ASAP. Some of the best and most powerful theater I've seen in a long time. Gut wrenching. @kerrywashington @StevePasquale @jeremymjordan and #EugeneLee: Congrats and Wow. https://t.co/LUP63IybMx
— Charlotte Greensit (@cgreensit) November 2, 2018
Last night, Kerry Washington gave the greatest performance I have ever seen. She was brilliant and proved herself as an excellent actor. If you can, see the play, American Son, on Broadway at Booth Theater.
— Marilyn Prescott (@MarilynPrescott) November 2, 2018
Saw Kerry Washington give a beautiful and breathtaking performance in ‘American Son’, but all I can think about is Jeremy Jordan’s line that says he graduated with a CJ degree from Jacksonville State University and yells “GO GAMECOCKS!”. I will never truly leave Jacksonville.
— Brianna (@BREshaeallday) October 28, 2018
— pamela wright (@pamelawright) October 28, 2018
The play deals with an interracial couple and their son who has gone missing. It explores themes of race, identity and politics.
Washington explained that she relates to the character as a woman of color.
“I’m in a constant conversation with my fears, you know?”
American Son is a hot ticket. Check it out!