Washington opened up about the subject in an interview with The Advocate published on Thursday.
“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life,” she said.
“I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, ‘See?’ Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended,” she added.
Washington explained in a recent interview with Glamour why she keeps her personal life private.
“I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it,” she explained. “But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.’ So I just thought, ‘Okay, no more.’”
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha were married in a secret ceremony on June 24 in Idaho.