Kerry Washington is gay and her marriage with NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha is a front, a widespread but poorly sourced rumor says.
The report has trickled out in recent days from several celebrity news outlets, claiming that the notoriously private actress wanted a marriage to cover up her true lifestyle.
Last week, the blog Terez Owens published a report last week claiming that Asomugha is actually a "beard" for Kerry Washington, covering for the fact that both are secretly gay.
The report cited a source who said:
"Everyone in the NFL knew he was gay, and he's slept around a lot, even once with a former Philly player who is now out of the closet, and who I am friends with, thus I have DIRECT information on it. Now that he has "switched" careers to acting, he's been seen for example, at Thursday's John Wooten Awards event in NYC chatting up an unknown young man for the whole night… and leaving with him. So because it's not just confined to sports anymore, as those pre SB events had many people witnessing various things, including this one, he is not as protected as he was before. People TALK"
This week, the Kerry Washington gay rumor picked up more steam. The urban gossip site MediaTakeOut published an unsourced report that seemed to confirm last week's story on their sham marriage.
The report noted:
"[Popular Black celeb] got married to her [sorta popular Black celeb husband] for the child, according to what he's hearing from colleagues. The rumors are true that she's a lesbian, and [husband] found out he was her beard, so now he's trying to get out of the marriage.
"He doesn't want to continue with [Popular actress] because he doesn't agree with who she really is, views homosexuality as a sin, blah blah Christianity. He threatened to out her to the public."
For Kerry Washington, the gay rumors are nothing new. In fact last year the actress responded to rampant speculation that she is a lesbian, saying it doesn't offend her and there is "nothing offensive" about being gay.