Last week, news broke that Kerry Washington secretly said “I do” to 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in a private ceremony in Blaine County, Idaho. While we are extremely happy for the newlywed couple, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the man who is married to our beloved “Scandal” star. (Where is he from? What’s his mama’s name? What’s his Social Security number?…I’m just saying!)
So to feed our nosey appetite, we rounded up a few facts about Mr. Asomugha. From the looks of things, he seems like a good guy and compatible match for Kerry.
Check out five facts out the actress’ new hubby below.
1. Nnamdi and Kerry share a love for acting.
Although Nnamdi is an athlete by day, he’s also an accomplished actor. He made his television debut in a 2008 episode of “The Game” and he’s also had roles on “Friday Night Lights,” “Leverage” and “Cubed.”
2. He’s Nigerian.
Nnamdi was born in Nigerian but relocated to the U.S. with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Southern California.
3. He’s also Greek.
Kerry’s new husband is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
4. He’s a philanthropist like his wife.
In 2010, he founded The Asomugha Foundation to “create the tools for spiritual, economic and social empowerment and progress” through education for “disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and the underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa.” The organizations is comprised of two programs: Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN).
5. His first love is football and he’s played professionally for 11 years.
Nnamdi was drafted at age 20 to the Oakland Raiders. In 2010 he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles before settling with the San Francisco 49ers this year.
6. He has a rare form of colorblindedness called deuteranomaly.
In 2009, the NFL star told ESPN The Magazine, “It was determined when I was about 7 years old. It’s never really affected my play on the field — I can easily distinguish between light and dark colors. I only have trouble between similar colors — the light ones. They look the same to me. No problems on the field.”
7. He’s well educated.
The 31-year-old is athletic and smart! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
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