07/08/2013 11:14 am ET Updated Sep 04, 2013

Kerry Washington's Secret Scandal

The entertainment world and social media went into chaos 24 hours ago with the announcement that ABC television's most scandalous women on television known to many as Olivia Pope had successfully plotted her own real life scheme by marrying her sweetheart, NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Cheers of excitement from women and disappointment from men flooded timelines across the country leaving many to wonder how the highly publicized star was able to maintain such a high profile relationship and no one ever know.

Washington, 36, according to reports had secretly been dating Nnamdi Asomugha for the last year and tied the knot with him in the midst of a twitter of a hiatus.

As with a variety of high profile celebrities it is often suggested that when dating it is in the better interest of the celebrity to keep their relationship status as private as possible to not only protect their partner but to also give fans an opportunity to secretly envision what their lives would be like if they ever got a chance to date their favorite celebrity. No longer can fans across the world dream of being with Washington, there's a new man in town and it looks like he's here to stay.

So where exactly do your favorite celebrities draw the line in terms of what information they should and should not share with the public? Should Hollywood couples be forced to keep their relationships and marriages a secret only to appease fans? Absolutely not. Love is a beautiful thing and with the steady increase in divorce I believe it is imperative that stars openly embrace sharing their new unions with the world. It is vital that the children of today and tomorrow see fully functional and healthy relationships in the media because quite frankly these type things never make headlines. Instead, your favorite stars have to live guarded lives to protect you as a fan when in retrospect it should be the job of the fan to protect their favorite celebrity and their happiness. When it all comes down to it doesn't matter how rich you are or how many people know your name it comes down to one fact and that one fact will always remain: everyone deserves to be happy, including those in Hollywood.