09/04/2013 10:27 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kerry Washington Explains Why She Doesn't Discuss Her Personal Life In October Issue Of Glamour

Kerry Washington covers the October issue of Glamour magazine, where the "Scandal" star discusses her style evolution and crisis management. Within her interview with editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, she explains her "no discussing personal life" philosophy, which made her recent marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha quite the surprise.

"I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life," said the 36-year-old actress. "I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when she was engaged to actor David Moscow]. 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, OK, no more."

Though she'll continue to be tight-lipped about her love life, Washington acknowledged that her strategy doesn't work for everyone.

"The point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me."

The October issue of Glamour will be available on newsstands on Sept. 10.

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