Mama speaks out! Kerry Washington tweeted about her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha on Saturday, October 23, the first time she has publicly addressed the birth of their son.
“It’s a quiet Saturday afternoon,” the 39-year-old Scandal star began. “So, a few things I wanna get off my chest …”
“I saw all your very kind & thoughtful congratulatory tweets,” she added, in a nod toward her fans’ excitement over her newborn. “So yeah 😍 we thank you. Xo.”
The passionate actress also went on to address the recent shooting death of Deborah Danner, sharing several tweets about the horrific incident.
“Also the loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core,” she wrote. “Not only because of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter but also because #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches. For lives lost and for the lives we must protect. For the humanity we must work to illuminate and preserve and affirm. #BLM.”
She also sent out a message telling fans to go see the movie Moonlight, a coming-of-age tale that she described as "artful food for your soul," before concluding with a final tweet that said "End of rant."
Washington and NFL player Asomugha, 35, welcomed their little bundle of joy on Wednesday, October 5. They are also parents of daughter Isabelle, 2.
In September, the famously private star opened up to Entertainment Tonight to share how she was feeling about adding another baby to her brood. “I’m an only [child] so every time the family grows it brings up a little bit of anxiety,” she said at the time. “But it’s fantastic. I’m really happy.”
When asked by Marie Claire last year what her biggest hope is for Isabelle, Washington got thoughtful, tying in her passion for social activism and her love for her daughter.
“I just want her to know that she’s heard. Really heard, because I feel like that is what we all really want,” she said in Marie Claire’s April 2015 issue. “When I think about any of the missteps in my life that I’ve made, all of which I’m grateful for, it’s because I just so wanted to be truly seen and heard for who I am and was afraid I wasn’t or wouldn’t be. I see you, I hear you, I’m with you as you are.”
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