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Newlywed mum-to-be Kerry Washington 'not bothered' by ongoing lesbian rumours

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Oct 31, 2013 | 4:42pm EDT

Pregnant Django Unchained star Kerry Washington is laughing off reports suggesting she refuses to chat about her personal life to hide the fact she's gay. The actress stunned the world this summer when she wed American football star Nnamdi Asomugha and she's now expecting his baby - but the lesbian rumours are refusing to go away. In a new interview with gay publication The Advocate, conducted before the news of her pregnancy broke, Washington said, "It's interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn't share their personal life. 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?" The actress insists she has "never been bothered by the lesbian rumour," adding, "There's nothing offensive about it, so there's no reason to be offended."

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