Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington

Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington

*It’s rare that Kerry Washington speaks publicly about her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, but the “Scandal” star gave him a shoutout earlier this week while accepting an honor at the Baby2Baby event in Culver City, Ca.

“Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes presented Washington with The Giving Tree Award for her work with the less fortunate. First, Rhimes revealed what happened when she found out Washington was expecting her first child back in 2014.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for the news that someone aside from my sisters was going to have a baby than I was when Kerry Washington told me she was pregnant,” she said. “We were in her trailer, and I think I danced. Or maybe I jumped up and down, but whatever I did, her trailer was rocking.”

Washington then opened up about her husband.

“I’m so grateful for my family who is there tonight— for my amazing husband who is here though our bathroom exploded today. He figured out a way to solve that problem— he’s the real gladiator.”

She also gave props to her mother, whom she credits as the one who got “me from the Bronx to here.”