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Kerry Washington Covers Essence Without Her Wedding Ring

Submitted by on October 3, 2013 – 9:26 amOne Comment

Kerry Washington‘s latest magazine cover is causing quite the scandal.

The 36-year-old actress, who reportedly wed San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24, covers the November issue of ESSENCE without her wedding ring. We’ll file that under, “things that make you go hmmmm.” What she does wear, though, is a fabulous gold Rafael Cennamo Couture dress. Inside the magazine, the woman People just named as the World’s Best-Dressed Woman dishes on how her style differs from her now-infamous character on the hit ABC television series Scandal.

“Olivia has three [fashion] modes: Work Olivia, Black-Tie Gala Olivia, and At Home Olivia,” Washington explains. “And her designers are Armani, Escada, Dior, Max Mara, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci. My fashion is more eclectic. There’s Going to Work Kerry, which is gym clothes and Nike kicks. That’s the Bronx girl. There’s also Red Carpet Kerry and Out to Dinner With Friends Kerry. I tend to be a little more MiH jeans, Derek Lam, and Jason Wu.

Other ways Kerry differs from Olivia? The Emmy Award-winning actress says she rarely drinks while Ms. Pope is known to pop open a bottle of wine. “I drink maybe twice a year. I would be with my three best friends from high school or my girlfriends from the show,” Kerry says of a typical girls’ night out. “It would involve a lot of wine.”

She may not be a fan of tequila but Kerry is obsessed with tweeting. “I’m usually live-tweeting every Thursday when Scandal is on,” Kerry says in the behind-the-scenes video. “Even at work if we’re like in between takes we’re running to our phones and live-tweeting a bit. Or if we see somebody’s not acting, we’re like ‘You should be tweeting!’ It’s very difficult to be a director on the Scandal set on Thursdays between 7 and 8 because that’s the East Coast showing or 10 to 11 because we are just so focused on tweeting…I’m always with you guys.”

Season 3 of Scandal premieres tonight. Are you a gladiator?

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