- Kerry Washington has released her memoir, detailing so much about her personal life
- In a new interview, the Scandal actress popularly known as Olivia Pope disclosed that she found out in 2018 that a seed donor fathered her
- Netizens empathised with her and encouraged her to keep loving the man who raised her as they were close and shared many memories together
Hollywood actress Kerry Washington opened up about the moment she discovered that the man who raised her was not her biological father.
Who is Kerry Washington's father?
"The text was we need to talk to you. We are not a family that has serious regular talks and family meetings kind of stuff. So already my speedy sense was like something is up. I texted my husband and I said I need to go meet up with my parents and when I got there, my dad was sitting and my mum was smiling at me and. I went and sat down with them and they told me that my dad, is not my biological father. That I was born from a sp*rm donor. And I was shocked," she said.
PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through email@example.com!
The revelations surprised many, with some commending her for being bold enough to share her personal truths.
Although GMA shared a snippet of the interview, the whole episode is expected to air on Hulu, a streaming platform.
Here is the video that was shared on TikTok:
Here are some of the comments from social media users:
"That's crazy. They waited for so long to tell her."
"I don't get why parents keep things like this from their kids. This is so sad."
"The whole planet is traumatised."
"The fact that you were loved is the key."
"Family secrets, the longer they are kept, the harder they are to reveal and the harder they are to forgive and overcome."
"Those who say it was unnecessary for her to know, as well grow as adults, we learn who we are and we evolve spiritually. She needed to know."
@Wesley Vee said:
"Truthfully, does it matter? If he raised you, that's all that matters; the donor is irrelevant."
"My mouth literally fell open. So sorry you looked so upset."
Kerry on keeping kids away from the limelight
Elsewhere, Kerry Washington and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, have three children whom the public knows little about.
It is the one thing the actress is determined to keep sacred, as she has never shared a picture of her kids with the online world.
The Scandal actress said they are raising their kids to have thick skins to be equipped to face the cold, savage world.