Kerry Washington has great news, something like that.
During an appearance on Monday at the Today Show to promote his new Broadway play. American sonThe 41-year-old actress corrected Craig Melvin when he referred to her as "a mother of two children".
"I am a mother of three children," said Washington, who shares her son Caleb Kelechi, 2, and her daughter Isabelle Amarachi, 4 and a half years old, with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha.
While the statement led many fans to do a double take on Twitter ("Wait, Kerry Washington just said that she is the mother of three children on the Today show!" wrote one while another proclaimed, "Mother of THREE …? When this happened?!? I need answers! "), The Scandal star is a stepmother of Asomugha's 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship before her marriage to Washington.
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Washington and Steven Pasquale star in American son As a couple that goes in search of their missing son. The play touches on topics such as race, political views and more, and Washington says bringing his character to life has helped her learn even more on her own journey as a father.
"The work is teaching me a lot every day. I feel like I'm still learning from [my character]"He said to Melvin." One of the things in which I think that all the mothers who participate in the work, in fact all the parents who attend the work, face the impotence of the upbringing ".
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"At a time when you could control everything, more or less, about them from the beginning," Washington explained. "But parenting is a lot about letting go and how you do it with grace and ease and you train your children to make the right decisions."
"It's an adventure," he continued. "And, obviously, doing it as a father of an African-American child has particular challenges."
American son, currently playing on previews, opens on November 6 at the Booth Theater in New York City.