Emmy nominated actress Kerry Washington currently stars as a crisis management expert trying to clean up political messes, including extra-marital affairs, on the hit ABC drama, “Scandal”. But, sources tell the New York Post that the actress could be involved in a real life “scandal” involving actor and comedian Chris Rock.
Rumors surfaced earlier this week of a possible affair when during a stand-up routine, Chris admitted to cheating on his wife with three different women, including “one big star”. It didn’t take long for the alleged other woman to be identified as Kerry.
Kerry and Chris met back in 2007 while filming the comedy flick, “I Think I Love My Wife”, ironically a film about a married man who has fantasies about cheating on his wife. The affair reportedly went on for about six months until Chris’ wife, Malaak Compton-Rock found out.
At the time, there were even whispers about a possible dalliance between the co-stars, but nothing was ever confirmed. At the time, Kerry was engaged to actor David Moscow, but she called off their engagement shortly thereafter. Recently a reporter caught up with David to ask if an affair with Chris was the reason for his and Kerry’s split. His answer was a sharp, “No comment”.
Meanwhile, a source close to Chris believes his infidelity confessions are just part of his comedy routine and shouldn’t be taken seriously. But, the same source also admitted that Chris and Malaak’s marriage was rocky at best and that the couple was estranged at the time of the alleged affair. Chris and Malaak married in 1996 and have been known to have a tumultuous marriage, separating on more than one occasion. The couple shares two children.
Whatever may or may not have happened years ago, one thing is for sure, Chris and Kerry have since moved on. Kerry married retired NFL football player, Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013. They have a son named Caleb and a daughter named Isabelle.
Chris and Malaak separated again for good in 2014. Their divorce was finalized last year. Chris has has been dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, best known for her television roles on “CSI: Miami”, “90210”, and “House of Lies”.
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