“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington and her husband, recently retired NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha, may be experiencing marriage trouble, according to a report.
The couple, who married in June 2013, have been fighting over Washington’s hectic schedule, the National Enquirer reports. A source close to the situation claims that the 36-year-old actress’ career ambitions are wearing on Asomugha’s patience.
“Nnamdi is complaining she has time to promote her TV show, business ventures and charities, but she rarely spares an evening to be home with him,” the source reportedly told the National Enquirer. “Instead of slowing down during her show’s Christmas hiatus, Kerry funneled her extra time into her fashion consultation business and her responsibilities as a creative consultant for Neutrogena cosmetics.”
The report also claims that Asomugha is skeptical that Washington will be able to balance the demands of her career and marriage, especially after the upcoming birth of their child. “Kerry feels she can balance a public life and private life with Nnamdi and their baby,” the source continued, according to the Enquirer. “But Nnamdi is not convinced. They’ve had several blow-ups, and each time Kerry swears she’s going to slow down. But in the end she may lose something that doesn’t come along very often – a loving husband.”
It’s unclear if there is any truth to the rumors. Neither Washington nor Asomugha has addressed the story.
The rumors regarding alleged marital problems came to light just days after Asomugha decided to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons. The former Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles star was once considered to be the league's premier cornerback, earning All-Pro honors on four occasions.
Washington and Asomugha were married in June in a surprise ceremony, People.com reported. In October, Washington announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
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Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...